Bill Schuette

4:54 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

State Appoints Oil, Gas Pipeline Task Force

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One of the task force’s first jobs will be to review Enbridge’s response to an inquiry about the company’s Strait of Mackinac pipeline. Among other things the state wants to know how Enbridge has prepared for any leaks at the site.
LANSING -- Multiple state departments are coming together to keep an eye on oil and gas pipelines across Michigan. Attorney General Bill Schuette and Dan Wyant, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will head up the new Great Lakes Petroleum Pipeline Task Force, their offices announced in a joint statement Thursday.
6:48 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Schuette's Brief in Same-Sex Marriage Case Calls for Same Legal Reasoning as Affirmative Action Case

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Attorney General says Michigan voters should have right to define marriage as between one man and one woman
In a brief filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday evening, Schuette repeatedly brought up the Supreme Court's ruling that Michigan voters had the right to ban universities from using affirmative action in admissions decisions.
7:30 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Appeals Court Denies Request for Full Review of Same-Sex Marriage Case

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Attorney General Bill Schuette had asked for full panel of judges to hear case, rather than a three judge panel
The U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit has denied Attorney General Bill Schuette's motion to have a full bench hear his appeal in Michigan's landmark gay marriage case. Schuette had petitioned for an "en banc" -which means full bench- instead of the standard 3-judge panel, but the court determined Monday evening that no judge "favored" the suggestion and denied the petition.
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.

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