Tag Archives: Michigan

MICHIGAN: State Appeals Court Rules Against Woman Who Sued Over Transgender Woman In Locker Room

The Associated Press reports: The Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of a Midland health club in a lawsuit filed by a woman who said her rights were violated when she encountered a transgender person in the locker room. The court found no evidence of sexual harassment, noting that Yvette Cormier and a transgender woman were both wearing clothes …

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MICHIGAN: Hate Group Sues On Behalf Of Wedding Venue After They Refuse To Host Same-Sex Events

The Associated Press reports: A Michigan apple grower who posted on Facebook that he wouldn’t allow gay couples to get married at his farm filed a lawsuit against the city of East Lansing on Wednesday after he was shut out of an outdoor farmer’s market. The city said Stephen Tennes wasn’t invited back to the market because vendors must follow …

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MICHIGAN: Former Assistant Attorney General Finally Disbarred Over 2010 Harassment Of Gay Student

Remember this tool? The Associated Press reports: A former lawyer with the state of Michigan has lost his law license in a misconduct case related to his public hostility for a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. Andrew Shirvell’s disbarment was ordered Thursday by a panel at the Attorney Discipline Board. He can appeal to the full board. …

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MICHIGAN: Court Rules Against Anti-Gay Church Who Sued Man For Sign Saying They “Believe In Love”

Michigan Live reports: A judge dismissed Jenison Bible Church’s lawsuit against a gay man who displayed a sign implying the church supported same-sex marriage. Daniel VanderLey asked area churches to take a public stand against Bradlee Dean, an advocate for traditional marriage, who was speaking at a “God and Country” event at Jenison Center for the Arts. VanderLey, who contended …

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MICHIGAN: GOP Official Calls For “Another Kent State” To Stop “Thuggery” Of Anti-Milo Protests [VIDEO]

Upstate Michigan’s ABC affiliate reports: Dan Adamini was upset when he saw the recent protests at U.C. Berkeley. “This was not a protest. This was a riot,” said Adamini. We had buildings being vandalized, we had people being beaten and assaulted.” A tweet, posted by Adamini Thursday morning, said, ‘Violent protesters who shut down free speech? Time for another Kent …

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MICHIGAN: Federal Judge Ends Recount Effort

The Detroit Free Press reports: After two days of ballot counting, conflicting court decisions and legal wranglings between frustrated lawyers, a federal judge on Wednesday night halted the hand recount of 4.8 million ballots cast for president in Michigan, concluding there’s no real evidence of foul play and there’s no valid reason to continue the recount. In his eight-page opinion, …

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MICHIGAN: Federal Judge Orders Recount, State GOP Chair “Outraged” That Jill Stein Is Using The Courts

The Detroit Free Press reports: A federal judge early Monday morning ordered a recount of Michigan’s presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday, and for the state to “assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours” to complete the recount by a Dec. 13 federal deadline. Lawyers for Green Party candidate Jill Stein urged the action in an emergency request, …

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MICHIGAN: Republican AG Bill Schuette Sues To Stop Jill Stein’s “Expensive And Frivolous” Recount Effort

The Associated Press reports: Michigan’s attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block a potential recount of the state’s presidential vote, which was won by his fellow Republican, Donald Trump. Attorney General Bill Schuette, like the Trump campaign, argues that Green Party candidate Jill Stein cannot seek the recount because she was not “aggrieved” to the point at …

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MICHIGAN: Trump Forces Postponement Of Recount By Filing Complaint With State Bureau Of Elections

Law Newz reports: President-elect Donald Trump filed an objection with the Michigan Bureau of Elections on Thursday, regarding the vote recount initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. According to a statement from Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, recount activities will be postponed pending a decision on the objection by the Board of State Canvassers. The Board is scheduled …

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MICHIGAN: Trump Campaign Worker Convicted On Ten Felony Counts Of 2012 Election Voting Fraud

The Grand Haven Tribune reports: It took less than an hour Wednesday for a jury to convict political activist Brandon Michael Hall on 10 counts of election law fraud, following a day-and-a-half trial in Ottawa County Circuit Court. The 27-year-old Grand Haven resident, author of the West Michigan Politics blog and self-admitted political junkie, said the verdict wasn’t a surprise. …

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MICHIGAN: Trump Fan Charged With Seven Felonies For Holding Children At Gunpoint Over His Yard Sign

The Southgate News-Herald reports: A 56-year-old Allen Park man has been charged with seven felonies after he allegedly pointed a gun at six children he accused of destroying his Donald Trump lawn sign. Michael Robert Kubek was arraigned Nov. 1 before 24th District Judge John Courtright. He was charged with six counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one …

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MICHIGAN: Republican Advisory Board Bans City Of Flint From Suing State Over Continuing Water Crisis

The Detroit Free Press reports: Days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint’s ability to sue. Though Flint has not been under a state-appointed emergency manager since April 2015, the state still exerts partial control over the city …

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Pastor Shuts Down Trump’s Speech At Flint Church: We Didn’t Invite You Here To Talk About Politics [VIDEO]

The Detroit Free Press reports: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s trip into an African American church in Flint to reach out to black voters and address the Flint water crisis ended abruptly amid protesters inside the church and a pastor who asked that he not make a political speech. “It used to be that cars were made in Flint and …

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MICHIGAN: Trump Runs Gauntlet Of Black Protesters Outside Visit To Black Detroit Church [VIDEO]

The Detroit News reports: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrived at a black church in Detroit on Saturday greeted by groups of protests from community, religious and labor activists who denounced his visit that is intended to reach out to the African American vote. The Rev. Lawrence Glass said during a protest outside the church that Trump’s heart is not …

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MICHIGAN: Female Protesters Interrupt Donald Trump’s Economics Policy Speech More Than Ten Times [VIDEO]

From the Wall Street Journal: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday outlined a proposal to allow families to deduct child-care spending from their income taxes as part of a broader effort to slash taxes. It wasn’t clear how such a tax break might be structured and whether it would be available to tens of millions of families that don’t …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Films Himself Threatening “Gay” Man With Gun, Challenges Police To Apprehend Him

From the Detroit Free Press: A viral video of a man shouting slurs and pointing a gun at another man he believed was gay as he exited a convenience store on Detroit’s west side has sparked outrage and is being investigated by police, an official confirmed Wednesday. “We are aware of it,” said Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody. “It was …

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Most Bizarre Counter-Protest Ever? [VIDEO]

The Satanic Temple describes the clip below: In response to a nationwide Planned Parenthood protest on April 23, 2016 members of The Satanic Temple of Detroit crashed the event dressed in bondage fetish wear, baby masks and diapers and engaged in group flagellation. The performers were then painted gold by adoring fetal idolizers. The action was intended to expose fetal …

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FINALLY: Criminal Charges Filed Against Three Officials Over Flint Water Poisoning Crisis [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Three government employees charged in connection with the Flint water crisis “failed Michigan families,” and the charges against them “are only the beginning” of a lengthy and exhaustive probe, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday. While Flint residents have said they feel the criminality that led to poisonous water being pumped into their homes stems from the …

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John Oliver Takes On Flint’s Lead Crisis [VIDEO]

Stick around for the Sesame Street singalong at the end. Via Salon: “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver last night centered his main segment on lead — as in the element that’s effectively poisoned the drinking water in Flint, Michigan. “Unfortunately, the problem is not just in Flint,” Oliver explained, citing a USA Today Network report that “found lead contamination …

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MICHIGAN: Bruce Springsteen Warns Detroit Audience That Anti-LGBT Laws May Be Heading Their Way Too

On Thursday night Bruce Springsteen played Detroit, where he warned his audience that anti-LGBT laws are also in the works in Michigan: Just days after he scrapped a show in North Carolina as a protest against a new anti-LGBT state law, which restricts the public bathrooms transgenders can use, The Boss showed he was still upset about the controversy onstage …

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