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  • Vindication: Attorney goes to bat for terminated workers

    July 31, 2015

    Attorney Jennifer Lord’s dream in high school and college was to become a U.S. senator – a dream that took her, as a freshly minted University of Michigan grad, to a job as a legislative assistant to a member of the U.S. House of Representativ

  • Unions representing state workers lose case over dues

    July 31, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of Michigan state employees can’t be forced to pay labor unions for negotiating contracts and providing other services, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday.

  • Court upholds law requiring state workers to pay to pensions

    July 31, 2015

    LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a law requiring veteran state employees to contribute 4 percent of their pay to qualify for a full pension in retirement.

  • Some sentencing rules struck down as illegal

    July 31, 2015

    LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court says the state’s sentencing guidelines are unconstitutional if they increase mandatory minimum prison terms based on factors not found by a jury.

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