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President Joe Biden will start filling appointed federal positions in Michigan. The top federal prosecutor in southeast Michigan turned in his resignation today to give the new administration the opportunity to fill the job.

US Attorney Matthew Schneider has prosecuted corrupt UAW union leaders and public officials, including the Macomb County prosecutor. Schneider was appointed three years ago by then-President Donald Trump, but says it’s traditional for US attorneys to let the new president fill the position.

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An attorney representing Plainfield and Algoma Townships says Wolverine World Wide is refusing to pay for the extension of municipal drinking water to residents affected with PFAS. That’s the chemical the Rockford-based shoemaker dumped decades ago contaminating drinking water wells in the House Street and Wellington Ridge areas.

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A former lawyer with the state of Michigan who had intense hostility for a gay college student has lost an appeal to keep his law license. Shirvell's 2017 disbarment was affirmed Tuesday by the Attorney Discipline Board.

Shirvell was an assistant attorney general. He was fired in 2010 after criticizing Christopher Armstrong on an anti-gay blog, on Facebook and during visits to the University of Michigan. The controversy made headlines.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case involving a lawyer who with his sons inherited millions of dollars from a client.