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(MPRN-Lansing) A former state lawmaker is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to let him run for another political office despite his promise not to. Former state Senator Virgil Smith says his plea bargain was unconstitutional. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Family members and attorneys for Iraqi Christians facing deportation say the possibility of pardons is giving them a new sense of hope. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Parole Board has agreed to conduct a full-but-speedy review of pardon requests from Iraqi nationals threatened with deportation. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Civil rights groups in Michigan are calling on Governor Rick Snyder to issue a stronger denunciation of comments by an elected official in northern Michigan calling for death to Muslims. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The state Court of Appeals has struck down a rule that’s supposed to prevent bars and party stores from selling drug paraphernalia. 

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