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Restoring Democracy in Michigan

By David Bergh Associate Editor, Volume 23 In the wake of the economic destruction wrought by the Great Recession of 2008, many Michigan municipalities fell into dire financial straits.[1] Faced with cities that were sliding into insolvency, the Michigan Legislature … Continue reading

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Flint Residents Still Searching for Justice

By Rita Samaan Associate Editor, Vol. 22 To this day, Flint residents cannot trust the water flowing from their taps. Why is it taking so long to get clean water for Flint’s residents? Does it inform our answer if we consider … Continue reading

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Michigan Emergency Manager Law Upheld by Sixth Circuit

By Marcus Baldori Associate Editor, Vol. 22 On September 12, 2016, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Michigan’s controversial emergency manager law in a 3-0 decision. In general, the law provides that, when certain financial triggers are met, … Continue reading

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The Future of Water Safety in Flint

By Javed Basu-Kesselman Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 Many important pieces have documented what went wrong in Flint, Michigan and who should be held responsible for the water crisis. This post seeks to answer a related question: what steps … Continue reading

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Reproductive Justice and Black Lives Matter: Remembering the roots of RJ

By Dana Ziegler Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Online Publications Editor, Vol. 22 On February 9, 2016, advocates from Black Lives Matter (BLM), New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Trust Black Women held a conference call to reassert the connection between … Continue reading

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