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Judge won’t remove herself from abortion case

Chief Judge Elizabeth Gleicher
Michigan Court of Claims
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Chief Judge Elizabeth Gleicher

Gleicher called the request “borderline frivolous”

The judge who put a hold on enforcing Michigan’s abortion ban won’t remove herself from the case. That’s despite a request from the Legislature’s Republican leaders.

Judge Elizabeth Gleicher issued the injunction in May, before the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. The injunction preemptively blocked enforcement of Michigan’s statutory abortion ban after Roe versus Wade was overturned.

That order is the only thing right now standing in the way of enforcing the ban while multiple legal challenges play out.

The Legislature’s GOP leaders filed a motion asking Gleicher to step aside based on past donations to Planned Parenthood and to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s and Attorney General Dana Nessel’s campaigns.

Gleicher called the request “borderline frivolous.”

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