Bill Schuette

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.
12:27 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Fighting human trafficking in Kalamazoo

A car drives through a neighborhood near Chicago during a human trafficking and prostitution sting operation.
Credit Scott Eisen / AP Photo

The state is setting in motion its plan to combat human trafficking, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told an audience in Kalamazoo yesterday evening.

Earlier Thursday state lawmakers announced that they would seek changes in the way state law treats victims of sex trafficking so they’re not prosecuted for prostitution. Advocates also say they’re working hard to raise public awareness of an issue they say hides in plain sight.

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1:59 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Attorney General to discuss human trafficking at town hall in Kalamazoo

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Kalamazoo coalition also working on issue
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Attorney General Bill Schuette will be in Kalamazoo Thursday to discuss human trafficking in Michigan and how the attorney general's office is targeting the growing problem. Schuette will discuss the findings of the recently-formed Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking and how people in Michigan can respond.