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Schuette Warns Against Rushed Prison Reform in Lame Duck Session

As elected leaders chosen to uphold the Constitution, a guiding principle must be to never compromise the safety of Michigan citizens and families. Currently, significant prison reform legislation is on the table for the lame-duck session that may put public safety at risk.

A.G. Schuette notes that he responsibility to protect the public cannot and should not be rushed. Public safety is a top priority and any changes to the justice system deserve careful consideration. If passed, this legislation would prematurely release violent criminals back into our neighborhoods and public safety would be compromised. The safety and security of our citizens must not be put at risk by rushing major policy changes during the midnight hour of Lame-Duck session.

In his letter to the legislature, Attorney General Schuette addresses several areas of concern with the legislation.  Read the letter here.

Seeking Justice for Fungal Meningitis Victims: Michigan A.G. Schuette Joins Federal Officials for Boston Announcement of Multiple Criminal Indictments Following Investigation of New England Compounding Center

December 17, 2014


BOSTON - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today joined Acting Associate U.S. Attorney General Stuart Delery, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for the District of Massachusetts, Acting Assistant Attorney General Joyce R. Branda for the Justice Department's Civil Division and FDA Deputy Commissioner Howard Sklamberg at an announcement that 14 individuals connected to New England Compounding Center (NECC) will face felony charges

Wyant, Schuette Issue Statement on Enbridge U.P. Pipeline Incident Following Pipeline Task Force Meeting

December 16, 2014


LANSING, Mich. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director Dan Wyant today issued a statement regarding a reported petroleum pipeline incident resulting from a "pinhole" leak on an Enbridge pipeline in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Schuette: Using Detroit DDA Funds to Develop New Hockey Arena is Constitutional


LANSING, Mich. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that he's issued a formal Attorney General Opinion stating that Detroit Downtown Development Authority funds may be used to develop Detroit's new proposed hockey arena and the use of these funds for this purpose is constitutional.

Schuette: President's Immigration Order Oversteps Constitutional Bounds


LANSING, Mich. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today joined a lawsuit brought by attorneys general and governors from 20 other states to challenge the President's recent unilateral executive order on immigration.

Schuette, Spaniola: Mason Circuit Court to Proceed with Murder Charge Against Sean Phillips


LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola today announced Mason Circuit Court Judge Richard Cooper has reversed Mason District Court Judge Wadel's dismissal of the Open Murder charge against Sean Phillips, 25, of Scottville, in the death of his daughter, Katherine Phillips, the Mason County infant missing since 2011 and known as "Baby Kate" in the media.

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