Bill Schuette

SW Michigan
5:07 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Schuette Seeks Speedy Gay Marriage Decision

State Attorney General Bill Schuette says he wants the court considering whether Michigan’s gay marriage ban can stand to put the process on the fast track.

The attorney general says he’ll seek a full-panel en banc hearing from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. That would eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing before a smaller group of judges.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Schuette said a timely decision with minimal litigation would save citizens money.

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7:36 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Meningitis Victims Criticize Schuette

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Attorney General's office defends investigation
HOWELL - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette called himself the "voice" for victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak last week when he visited Livingston County. Some patients, however, say it isn't so. "As far as I'm concerned, he hasn't done anything," said outbreak patient Jona Angst of Brighton.
Same-Sex Marriage
8:51 am
Wed March 26, 2014

WSW: Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts

Same sex couples are married in a group by the Oakland County Clerk in Pontiac on Saturday.
Credit The Associated Press

West Southwest with Gongwer Editor Zach Gorchow followed by Kalamazoo Gay, Lesbian Resource Center Community Engagement Coordinator Megan Bauer

Federal courts will ultimately decide the fate of the amendment to Michigan's Constitution banning same-sex marriage. 

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9:13 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Schuette Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign While Same-Sex Court Fight Continues

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Mark Totten of Kalamazoo is vying for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. He has been critical of Schuette's actions in the same-sex marriage case
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his re-election bid Monday with a stop in Oakland County, an effort overshadowed by the raging legal debate over same-sex marriage. Schuette held his announcement for a second four-year term at the Oakland County Republican Party offices at Square Lake Road and Woodward Avenue, just a few miles from the county courthouse where Democrat county Clerk Lisa Brown issued some 142 same-sex marriage licenses Saturday.
11:29 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Attorney General to Launch Investigation of How Prisoner Escaped From Ionia

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Union officials said this week that David Elliot's escape was easier because guard towers are now empty to save money
The Michigan Attorney Generals Office will conduct an investigation into how a man imprisoned for multiple murders was able to escape from the Ionia County Correctional Facility on Sunday and remain on the loose for nearly a full day. Michael David Elliot, 40, walked past a string of security cameras and guards to open a prison fence with his bare hands.