In a striking blow to women’s rights, a federal judge dismissed charges Tuesday against two Michigan doctors for carrying out female genital mutilation, saying a federal ban on the procedure is unconstitutional.
Yousef Ajin is a father of four who has lived in the U.S. for 18 years and was working towards gaining his citizenship when immigration officials detained him in Detroit.
Hundreds of Flint residents impacted by lead contamination of their drinking water have filed a racketeering lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder, his emergency managers and other state and local leaders.
It’s a remarkable step for a police department that was under fire after cops killed nearly 50 people between 1995 and 2000. At least six were unarmed and shot in the back.
Cushingberry’s tax-funded pension and salary as an attorney were not enough to keep him afloat.
Who’s checking the bills for excessive fees? A professional fee examiner, who’s making $600 an hour.
“The trial was not about these stated criminal counts, but something far more sinister,” Kilpatrick said.
Eight days of deliberation are relatively uncommon, but they happen. In 2003, jurors took four months and still couldn’t reach verdicts on 27 counts against police accused of planting evidence and assaulting suspects.