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Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law

June 23, 2022

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority that the Constitution protects "an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”

Read more at WZZM 13

New Michigan Law Lets Cops Seize Cash At Airports, No Crime Required

June 22, 2022

Two bills (HB 4631 and HB 4632) that expand civil forfeiture at airports, making it much easier for law enforcement to seize—and permanently keep—cash and other valuables from travelers.

Read more at Forbes

Privacy isn't in the Constitution, but it is everywhere in Constitutional Law

June 17, 2022

All told, though the word isn’t in the Constitution, privacy is the foundation of many constitutional protections for our most important, sensitive and intimate activities.


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Bronx Zoo elephant named Happy isn’t a person, court rules

June 16, 2022

Happy the elephant may be intelligent and deserving of compassion, but she cannot be considered a person being illegally confined to the Bronx Zoo, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday.

Read more at AP News

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Michigan takes the plunge, becomes latest state to allow swim-up bars

June 15, 2022

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer approved legislation to allow hotels, resorts, water parks and other pool operators with a liquor license to open adults-only swim-up bars.

Read more at BridgeMI

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Law making unsafe left turns a civil infraction

June 9, 2022

VanSingel said that majority of Michiganders probably didn’t know that such a loophole existed, so he does not expect this new law to impact anyone’s day-to-day activities.


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A Licensing Pop Quiz

June 7, 2022

Most people know very little about the licensing laws the state of Michigan imposes on people wishing to work in certain occupations.


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Some things you should know before you sign a petition in Michigan

June 3, 2022

Under Michigan law petitioners also don’t have to tell you the truth about what you are signing.

Read more at WXYZ Detroit

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Kent County Sheriff's Office using license plate reading cameras to track crime

June 2, 2022

The 25 cameras are spread around Kent County in undisclosed locations and constantly relay information that may help law enforcement solve crimes.

Read more at Fox17

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Supreme Court Rules 'Innocence Isn't Enough'

May 27, 2022

With a 6-3 vote on Monday, the Supreme Court agreed that Jones’ innocence is not enough to set him free...


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