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Packing the Supreme Court – What You Need to Know

Supreme Court Building depicting court packing
Supreme Court Building depicting court packing

Vice President Mike Pence held a rally in Waterford, Michigan, on October 22, 2020. During his hour-long speech, he referenced the 60 minutes interview with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

In a clip that has been aired, Biden called the court system a “live ball.” He said would establish a commission to reform it. Pence insisted it meant Biden would pack the court. 

However, what does the term “court packing” mean?

Guns Banned at Michigan’s Election: What You Need to Know

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U.S. flag and gavel depicting Guns Banned at Michigan's Election.

Michigan has come under scrutiny again. The world is watching as our Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has issued a ban on the open carry of guns into polling places on election day.

Previously, as reported by Bridge Michigan, Michigan’s open-carry gun laws allowed anyone to openly carry a firearm in public unless it was in a place like a school or a hospital.

The Ginsburg Rule: Why Barrett Won’t Give Her Opinion on Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage

Supreme Courthouse depictingThe Ginsburg Rule
Supreme Courthouse depictingThe Ginsburg Rule

We are amid a pandemic and in the middle of a highly contentious election after months of street violence. However, we are also in the middle of embattled confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Illegal Militias and Domestic Terrorism in Michigan: Charges, Penalties & Defense

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American flag and gavel depicting Illegal Militias and Domestic Terrorism

When you think it can’t get crazier in 2020, there is a plot to kidnap Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Not only that, but she and her family had to be moved several times as law enforcement surveilled the kidnapping group.

Lawless Lockdowns Ending: What Are Your Constitutional Rights?

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US flag and gavel depicting Constitutional Rights

We saw opposition to lockdowns in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring of 2000. Some businesses reopened despite the governor’s orders in many states and continued to operate despite receiving daily fines.

Michigan Emergency Executive Powers and Your Rights: Supreme Court Decision

Michigan Emergency Executive Powers
Michigan Emergency Executive Powers

After almost seven months of unilateral decision-making powers, the law Governor Gretchen Whitmer was using to keep Michigan in a state of emergency – which was the source of her 140 executive orders since the beginning of March – has been struck down by Michigan’s Supreme Court

Lethal Force and Self-Defense in Michigan: What You Need to Know

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Gavel and law books depicting Lethal Force and Self-Defense in Michigan

Michigan has the “Castle Doctrine” as a possible defense. However, you have reason to be cautious about using a gun for self-defense.

Michigan’s Clean Slate Legislation: What You Need to Know

Michigan State Capitol building depicting Michigan's Clean Slate Legislation
Michigan State Capitol building depicting Michigan's Clean Slate Legislation

Do you have a felony on your record from earlier in your life? Have you ever wished you could have it removed and have a clean slate?

Stealing Political Yard Signs: Charges, Penalties & Defense

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Gavel and flag depicting stealing political yard signs charges

Did you know that stealing political yard signs could result in a misdemeanor conviction?

The Difference Between Sedition & Seditious Conspiracy

Gavel and Amercian flag depicting the Difference Between Sedition & Seditious Conspiracy.
Gavel and American flag depicting the Difference Between Sedition & Seditious Conspiracy.

Do you know the difference between sedition and seditious conspiracy?

Did any of us think there would come a time when we would get used to riots in our country? In the fall of 2020, the riots that broke out simultaneously with protests over the death of George Floyd in late May have continued for months with increasing levels of violence and destruction. Law and order have become a central topic of discussion for political campaigns.