About Cheyna Roth

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Before becoming a Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR. For MPRN, Cheyna covered the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the Legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN. Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker.  

Articles written by Cheyna Roth

Stopping ‘Stop the Steal’

David Fink fought election fraud lawsuits, but fears for the future

As the lawsuits alleging voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election draw to a close, attorney David Fink, who represented the city of Detroit in those lawsuits, worries a dangerous precedent has been set. “What does this mean for the future?” he asks. “Will every election now just be an invitation to endless litigation? Will it be only the Democrats who accept the results if they lose, but if a Republican loses they go to court?” In November 2020, soon after the election results …

How Reasonable Accommodation is Defined in Michigan

Unpacking the federal and state law for employers

State and federal statutes governing what is considered a “reasonable accommodation” are similar in many respects, and it remains important for business of all sizes to know about. The Americans with Disabilities Act is the federal law covering accommodations for employees, while the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act is the Michigan counterpart. Reasonable accommodations under both statutes can include hiring a reader-interpreter, arranging a transfer to another job, or providing …

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