Redundancy with an iron fist
As federal guidelines suggested classifying more industries as "essential" so that they could reopen, Gov. Whitmer arbitrarily did the opposite.
Detroit Police Department Settles Another Dog Shooting Lawsuit After Video Contradicts Cop's Account
A 2016 Reason investigation found Detroit police have a nasty habit of shooting dogs during drug raids.
Officials in Oakland County, Michigan, are worried they could be on the hook for more than $30 million in payments to former homeowners victimized by an aggressive forfeiture scheme.
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Uri Rafaeli was one of hundreds of Michigan homeowners to be victimized by the state's overly aggressive property tax forfeiture law.
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Michael Thompson is serving a 40- to 60-year sentence for a pot crime in a state where both recreational and medicinal marijuana are currently legal
An Illinois resident obtained a TRO by citing a 30-day limit, while a New Hampshire hair salon owner says the goal of her state's lockdown has been achieved.
In a nation of edicts, we serve at the pleasure of the king.
Some lawmakers allege that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has overstepped the bounds of her authority.
Criticize the Michigan Protesters for Crowding Into a Building Without Masks On, Not for Peacefully Carrying Weapons
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The strict stay-at-home order received a great deal of backlash for its more arbitrary prohibitions.
The gatherings are ill-advised but understandable given the harms of government-enforced shutdowns.
Some protestors were nasty and went overboard, but her harsh tactics will sap her legitimacy at a critical juncture.
Michigan's Emergency Stay-at-Home Order Is a Hot Mess. Now 4 Sheriffs Say They Won't Be Enforcing Parts of It.
"We question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority."
The governor's new stay-at-home order is arbitrary and far too strict.
An innocent man was beaten up by a local police detective and an FBI agent. No one wants to take responsibility.
And he's far from the first prosecutor to be caught with his hand in the asset forfeiture cookie jar.
A slew of decisive primary victories expand the former vice president's lead in the Democratic primary.
A Michigan Police Task Force Is Playing Jurisdiction Games To Avoid Compensating an Innocent Man Cops Put in the Hospital
The Institute for Justice calls on the Supreme Court to put a stop to it.
The lawsuit says Wayne County police stop and seize cars simply for entering or leaving certain areas.
"It's doubtful there's a sufficient market for a pro-life/pro-impeachment independent in the district to allow him a path to a sixth term," concludes the Cook Political Report.
Which state do you think will be more successful at moving cannabis consumers to the legal market?
They should scrap other Certificate of Need laws too.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.
A Michigan Man Underpaid His Property Taxes By $8.41. The County Seized His Property, Sold It—and Kept the Profits.
A state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.
The latest findings highlight the irrationality of banning legal e-cigarettes that deliver nicotine.
A Michigan steel plant annnounced it's closing at the end of the year, while U.S. Steel stocks are down 75 percent since Trump's tariffs were announced.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
The lawsuit claims two cops yanked a woman's door open, then shot her two dogs when they ran outside.
The state's largest hospital chain didn't want the competition.
Compelling Testimony Against Michigan's Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Highlights the Deadly Folly of the Vaping Crackdown
The real "public health crisis" is not underage vaping but the one that Michigan, New York, and the FDA are about to create.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Banning the flavors that former smokers overwhelmingly prefer is a strange way to protect public health.
Pending restrictions on vaping products in Michigan and New York are based on an alarmingly broad understanding of the executive branch's "public health" authority.
Brett Kavanaugh Faces a New Accusation in The New York Times, but the Alleged Victim Didn't Confirm It
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Michigan Governor's Reckless E-Cigarette Ban Relies on a Breathtakingly Broad Reading of Her Authority To Protect 'Public Health'
Gretchen Whitmer has unilaterally decided that Michigan smokers should not be allowed to buy flavored e-cigarettes.
Justin Amash Wants To Talk About Process and Love, but His Constituents Want To Talk About Gun Control
Facing his district for the first time since going independent, the libertarian congressman preaches legislative process and constitutional principle to an audience thirsty for gun fixes.
Michigan Court of Appeals Has Reversed the Felony Assault Convictions of a Gun Owner Who Acted in Self-Defense
A then-pregnant Siwatu-Salama Ra was sentenced to two years in prison after using an unloaded gun to protect herself, her daughter, and her mom.
Prosecutors are looking into a framed KKK document found at a house belonging to Charles Anderson, a Michigan police officer of over 20 years.
A school criminalizes a playground injury.