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Andy Olesko

Andy Olesko

Detroit reporter. Started with Courthouse News in 2003. @CNSAndyO on Twitter.

Latest Articles by Andy Olesko

Panel rejects suit accusing Michigan governor of using illegal campaign funds

Though the Sixth Circuit sided with the Democratic governor, one judge suggested the Michigan Republican Party could find some traction with a refined claim.

Michigan high court orders proposals to protect abortion and improve voting access on fall ballot

Republican canvassers said they could not approve the petitions because of spacing errors and vague wording but Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack said they had very limited power and urged them to perform their duties.

Jury finds two men guilty of planning to kidnap Michigan governor

The retrial took much less time than the first as federal prosecutors fine-tuned their arguments to show how close the duo came to carrying out a plan to capture the Democratic governor because they resented her leadership.