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Mar 15, 2023

Wisconsin man pleads guilty to role in Michigan governor’s kidnap scheme, governor blamed then President Trump

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of assisting the key figures in a plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge and will cooperate with prosecutors. When the plot was foiled, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blamed then-President Donald Trump, saying he had given “comfort to those who spread fear and hatred […]

Dec 9, 2022

Trial ordered for 5 men in plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Five men were turned over for trial Wednesday on charges involving a foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Aug 30, 2022

5 tied to Michigan Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot face key hearing

A judge began hearing evidence Monday to determine if five men will face trial for their alleged roles in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Aug 23, 2022

2 men guilty of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

A jury on Tuesday convicted two men of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, in a plot prosecutors described as a rallying cry for a U.S. civil war by anti-government extremists.

Aug 22, 2022

Jury gets case of 2 men charged in Gov. Whitmer plot

Two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan's governor wanted to grab Gretchen Whitmer and hang her, prosecutors said during a stark closing argument Monday as the government tried for a second time to get convictions in an alleged plot to trigger a revolution in 2020.

Aug 19, 2022

Judge retains jurisdiction in lawsuit over Enbridge pipeline

A federal judge Thursday kept jurisdiction over a lawsuit seeking to close an oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan's effort to shift the case to state court.

Aug 10, 2022

Jury picked, evidence next in 2nd trial in Gov. Whitmer plot

Federal prosecutors are set to begin building their case against two men described as leaders of a 2020 scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, their second chance to get convictions after a jury couldn't deliver a unanimous verdict last spring.

Aug 9, 2022

Jury selection begins in 2nd trial in Whitmer kidnap plot

Jury selection started Tuesday in the second trial of two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020.

Apr 11, 2022

Michigan Adopts Uniform Bar Exam

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed HB 5541 that provides for the Michigan Bar Examination to consist of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), bringing Michigan in line with 40 other jurisdictions. The result will be to strengthen the bar examination to test lawyering skills in a manner not currently tested, provide for the transferability of bar exam scores, and continue to provide necessary a[...]

Apr 8, 2022

Jury deadlocked on some charges in Whitmer kidnap plot trial

A jury said Friday it has reached decisions on "several" of the 10 charges but was deadlocked on others in the trial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Apr 7, 2022

Michigan governor sues to secure abortion rights, vacate ban

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sued Thursday to protect abortion rights, asking a Michigan court to recognize a right to abortion under the state constitution and to overturn a 176-year-old ban in the state that may take effect if the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling is vacated.

Apr 4, 2022

Jury deliberations underway in Michigan Gov. Whitmer plot

A jury in Michigan started its deliberations Monday in the trial of four men accused of designing a plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.


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