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Law school marks Constitution Day with virtual event

In recognition of Constitution Day, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will present a Community Conversations virtual event on Friday, Sept. 16, from noon to 1 p.m.

Each year, WMU-Cooley Law School and faculty members participate in activities honoring Constitution Day.  

During this panel discussion about the U.S. Constitution, attendees will hear about how its drafters had the foresight to create something that could evolve with society and grow to protect the rights of all.

Those interested in participating in the virtual Constitution Day event must register at

MMLA plans member appreciation event

The Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association Southeast Chapter is hosting a Member Appreciation event.  Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Fifth Avenue Sports & Entertainment in Royal Oak
MMLA recognizes the challenges with today’s market and hopes to provide a fun “inflation proof” event.

Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-member.  Cost includes one drink ticket, food, and free games.

To register for the Member Appreciation event, visit

Court closes appellate door to lawmakers in abortion fight

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan lawmakers were turned down Wednesday in their request to appeal a May order that suspends a ban on abortion.

A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals said it found no need for an immediate review.

A 1931 law makes it a crime to perform abortions in Michigan unless the life of the mother is in danger. But abortion still remains legal after the fall of Roe v. Wade because two judges in separate cases have stopped any enforcement.

The appeals court was focusing on a challenge filed by the Republican-led House and Senate to an injunction issued by Judge Elizabeth Gleicher at the Court of Claims.

In May, Gleicher said the law, which was long dormant, likely violates the Michigan Constitution. Her order is limited to the attorney general's office.

An Oakland County judge last week made a similar order that applies to prosecutors in counties where abortion services are available.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who supports abortion rights, has repeatedly asked the Michigan Supreme Court to step in and settle all disputes about the 1931 law, but no action has been taken.

Separately, voters in November could get an opportunity to add abortion rights to the state constitution.


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