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(MPRN-Lansing) A state elections board has complied with a court order to place a question on the November ballot. It would change how congressional and legislative district boundaries are drawn.


(MPRN-Detroit) The ACLU was in court today trying to get a federal judge to issue an order that immigration officers cannot threaten or coerce detained Iraqis into signing a document that could help deport them.

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(MPRN-Lansing) A new law extends the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assaults to file lawsuits, and for suspects to face prosecution. It was signed Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley while Governor Rick Snyder is out of the country. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder the new state budget, including a provision that attempts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Snyder and the Legislature’s disagree on the provision, which could lead to a showdown on whether it will be enforced. 

An adult testifying in court in a criminal case cannot bring an emotional support animal to the stand, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in a decision released on Friday.