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The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether police officers illegally searched the backpack of a passenger in a stopped vehicle. The passenger says officers should ... Rick Pluta reports on the Michigan Supreme Court reviewing a case involving searches by police. Larry Mead was riding in a vehicle ...
The Michigan Supreme Court has weighed in on the Coloma gun range lawsuit, declining to overturn an appeals court ruling that suspended shooting at the range by the Berrien County Sheriff's Department. The legal fight between some Coloma-area businesses, Coloma Township, and Berrien County ...

The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether police officers illegally searched the backpack of a passenger in a stopped vehicle. The passenger says officers should have first asked his permission. Larry Mead was riding in a vehicle stopped for an expired plate. The driver gave permission for police to ...
Michigan teachers can quit their unions anytime of the year after the Michigan Supreme Court refused to hear a series of appeals of right-to-work court victories. The high court issued a one-paragraph order March 23 dealing a blow to public unions and denying the appeal of 11 consolidated cases in which ...
The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments within the next few months about whether court costs ordered by local judges are an illegal tax against those who are convicted of crime. It comes at a time when the state legislature commissioned a group to study how courts could be funded.
LANSING, MI - A legal battle involving two Michigan school districts' efforts to ban weapons on school grounds is headed to the Michigan Supreme Court. The court has agreed to hear oral arguments in the cases involving gun rights groups versus Ann Arbor Public Schools and Clio Area School District.

DETROIT>> The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about whether court costs ordered by local judges are an illegal tax against those convicted of crimes. It's a question worth tens of millions of dollars in courts up and down the state. Under Michigan law, anyone convicted of a crime ...
The Michigan Supreme Court says it will hear arguments in the months ahead about whether court costs ordered by local judges are an illegal tax. The case comes at a critical time. A commission created by the state legislature is studying long-term ways to pay for local courts. Court costs are a key source ...
The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether ordering defendants to pay court costs violates the state constitution. Credit Michigan Supreme Court / court.mi.gov. The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether it's legal for judges to order defendants to pay fees and court costs. One defendant is ...
Michigan Supreme Court denies appeal in fatal porch shooting of Renisha McBride. 12:40 PM, Mar 10, 2018. 12:44 PM, Mar 10, 2018 ... (AP) - Michigan's Supreme Court has denied a Detroit-area man's request for a new trial in the 2013 fatal shooting of an unarmed woman on his porch. Michigan Supreme Court looking at ...
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court is trying to sort out the legal significance of a woman's fall at a holiday party. The court is hearing arguments Tuesday in the case of Susan Blackwell, who missed an 8-inch (20.3-centimeter) step when she stepped into an unlit room at the Oakland County home of a ...
A woman's fall at a holiday party has reached the Michigan Supreme Court, which could use the case to clarify the responsibilities of property owners when they welcome guests to their home. The court heard arguments Tuesday in the case of Susan Blackwell, who missed an 8-inch step when she stepped ...
A woman's fall at a holiday party has reached the Michigan Supreme Court, which could use the case to clarify the responsibilities of property owners when they welcome guests to their home. The court heard arguments Tuesday in the case of Susan Blackwell, who missed an 8-inch step when she stepped ...
LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is trying to sort out the legal significance of a woman's fall at a holiday party. The court is hearing arguments Tuesday in the case of Susan Blackwell, who missed an 8-inch step when she stepped into an unlit room at the Oakland County home of a co-worker ...
Michigan's Supreme Court has denied Theodore Wafer's request for a new trial in the 2013 fatal shooting unarmed Renisha McBride on his porch. The court said Friday that it would not review Wafer's argument that jurors should have been given instruction that said he shot McBride because her actions ...
Last week, Michigan's Supreme Court upheld an earlier lower court ruling establishing that any member of Michigan's teachers' unions can resign at any time. Unions will no longer be allowed to impose a a narrow window when resignations are allowed — a trick they had used to limit resignations as much ...
Michigan law forbids concealed carry of firearms into schools, but it not does ban open carry. A three-judge Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled in favor of the school districts in 2017. The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for both cases in 2018, The Detroit News reported in December ...

She showcased a temperament ill-suited to the bench — whether that be the county- court bench or the bench of the Michigan Supreme Court. But, unfortunately, when it comes to the election of judges, name recognition often trumps qualifications, which, of course, is why the Democrats sought out Aquilina ...
LANSING -- A decision looms for the judge who received national acclaim for her handling of one of Larry Nassar's criminal cases. Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Wednesday she will decide "over the weekend" if it's worth running for the Michigan Supreme Court. “I can tell you ...
Lansing – Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has “been approached” about a potential run for the Michigan Supreme Court and will meet Tuesday with Democrats asking her to consider a campaign, she confirmed Monday. Aquilina garnered international attention this month as she ...
SAGINAW — A decision by the Michigan Supreme Court means that property owners along the Tittabawassee River might have waited too long to sue Dow Chemical over dioxin contamination. In an order this week, the court sent a lawsuit back to a Saginaw County judge for more work to determine when ...
KALAMAZOO, MI --The Michigan Supreme Court won't hear an argument from the Kalamazoo fatal bicycling crash suspect that he shouldn't be tried for murder. In an order published Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled it won't hear Charles Pickett Jr.'s appeal of a Michigan Court of ...
Michigan Supreme Court allows Ann Arbor to stay in dioxane case. Ann Arbor ... The city of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Scio Township and the Huron River Watershed Council will be allowed to continue their case against Gelman Sciences, Inc., the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in an order on Jan. 12.
ANN ARBOR, MI - The company responsible for a large plume of the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane in the Ann Arbor area's groundwater is not getting the relief it sought from the Michigan Supreme Court. The state's highest court has rejected Gelman Sciences' appeal seeking to overturn a local judge's rulings, ...
LANSING -- Wayne County prosecutors acted properly by striking a plea deal for former Sen. Virgil Smith that required him to resign from public office and not run again for at least five years, the prosecutor's office told the Michigan Supreme Court Thursday. But attorneys for Smith, D-Detroit, said it shouldn't ...
Lansing — The Michigan Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Thursday afternoon about whether former state Sen. Virgil Smith should have been allowed to run last year for Detroit City Council after agreeing not to do so under a plea deal. Wayne County Circuit Judge Lawrence Talon struck down a ...
Sault Ste. Marie — A frozen pipe, a deep hole and a curious woman in the Upper Peninsula — it all adds up to a case for the Michigan Supreme Court. The court is hearing arguments Wednesday in a dispute between the city of Sault Ste. Marie and resident Alice Brown. She sued the city after falling into a ...
The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the city of Pontiac's application to leave to appeal a decision made in ongoing litigation between the Board of Trustees of the City of Pontiac Police and Fire Retiree Prefunded Group Health and Insurance Trust on Wednesday. Photo by Natalie ...
The Michigan Supreme Court will not hear an appeal on the Chance Nash sledding death lawsuit. The decision was signed on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Nash, an 11-year-old Nunica boy, died on Dec. 31, 2009, after striking a tree branch at the bottom of a hill on which he was sledding. The hill was on the back ...
Former state Sen. Virgil Smith, D-Detroit, and his eligibility to run for political office will get a hearing next week before the Michigan Supreme Court. The beleaguered politician resigned his seat in the state Senate in 2016 as part of a plea agreement on charges stemming from him shooting at his ex-wife's ...
Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bob Young is withdrawing his candidacy for Michigan's 2018 U.S. Senate race. Young first announced his plans on WJR's Frank Beckmann show Wednesday morning, where he said he didn't see a pathway to raise the money needed to defeat incumbent ...
Michigan's Supreme Court ordered last month that the state return $554 million it withheld between 2010 and 2012 from 275,000 school employees' and retirees' paychecks to pay for two years worth of retiree health care, according to the Associated Press. The court unanimously ruled Dec. 20 that the ...
In a long-awaited move, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered the money to be returned on Wednesday, ending years of court battles in which judges at all levels of Michigan systems sided with unions representing the school employees. The money was intended to help pay for retiree health care, but the ...
Kevin Boyd was in his mid-20s when he first grasped what it meant to be serving life without parole. It happened when a couple of longtime inmates who'd mentored him died of old age in prison and he watched them carted off on gurneys. He couldn't help but think about his own future. "It really started to ...
One of the final big stories of the year happened in the last two weeks, when the Michigan Supreme Court released a ruling Dec. 20 that said the state must refund $554 million to school employees, including teachers. About 200,000 school employees are expected to receive refunds. The court ruled that ...
Kevin Boyd was in his mid-20s when he first grasped what it meant to be serving life without parole. It happened when a couple of longtime inmates who'd mentored him died of old age in prison and he watched them carted off on gurneys. He couldn't help but think about his own future. "It really started to ...
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan school employees will be getting a nice refund in the new year, just in time to re-fatten those wallets after the holidays. It's all thanks to a Michigan Supreme Court unanimous decision that will refund all Michigan school employees from 2010 to 2013, totaling $554 ...
The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the state to return $554 million to nearly 275,000 school employees and retirees who saw a portion of their pay illegally deducted for retiree health care for about two years, ending a lengthy legal battle that stretched across two governorships. The court ...
LANSING — Michigan school employees got an early Christmas present Wednesday from the Michigan Supreme Court, which ruled that the state has to refund $554 million that was taken from them during the height of the last recession. The Supreme Court upheld a state Court of Appeals ruling that said ...
"In a unanimous order issued today, the Michigan Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals directing that 3% deducted from pay of Michigan public school employees be refunded to the teachers," said the AFT in a statement. "The Court agreed that the involuntary taking of the ...
In an issue that has been going on since 2010, teachers are still embattled against the state for the right to their $554 million in escrow monies held by the state. In 2010, the Michigan legislature passed Public Act 75 of 2010, which stipulated teachers pay 3 percent of their wages to cover rising health-care ...
The Michigan Supreme Court has denied requests to hear two cases from Monroe County involving prisoners who are serving time for causing a fatal accident and participating in a crime spree. The Michigan Supreme Court has denied requests to hear two criminal cases from Monroe County involving two ...
A spokesperson for the Michigan Supreme Court said the court had no comment on the motion. A spokesperson for Governor Snyder's office deferred comments to the Supreme Court. Teachers have a lot of complaints about the money they've lost. Whether they get that money back depends on the ...
Lansing — Teachers unions are seeking to disqualify new Michigan Supreme Court Justice Beth Clement from a high-profile retiree health care case because of her last job as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's chief legal counsel. Snyder appointed Clement last month, nine days after Michigan's highest court ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - The city of Ann Arbor is formally weighing in on a legal case before the Michigan Supreme Court regarding whether school districts should be able to ban guns in schools. The City Council voted unanimously Monday night, Feb. 5, to authorize City Attorney Stephen Postema to file an ...
LANSING, Mich. — The son of Michigan's chief justice says Stephen Markman suffered an "acute illness" after speaking at a law school graduation but will recover. In a statement Tuesday, Dr. Jim Markman says his father didn't suffer a heart attack. He says he'll "recuperate fully after a brief hiatus." No other ...
Lansing — Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman is facing undisclosed heart complications but should be back to work shortly, according to his family. Markman, who was chosen in January 2017 to lead the state's highest court, faced an unspecified heart complication that at first ...
Michigan Supreme Court Rules in Sex Offender Registry Case. Michigan's Supreme Court says a Detroit-area man who served probation and community service after being charged with touching a girl's breast when he was 19 can be removed from a sex offender registry. Jan. 24, 2018, at 3:24 p.m.. Michigan Supreme ...
LANSING, MI -- In a case that wound its way through Michigan courts for more than half a decade, state officials spent more than $380,000 on outside attorneys, according to information obtained by MLive. The case stems from a 2010 law signed by Snyder's predecessor, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, which ...
LANSING, Mich. Michigan's high court is expected to weigh in sometime in 2018 on whether school districts can ban anyone not in law enforcement from carrying guns onto school grounds. The Detroit News reports that the Michigan Supreme Court has invited sides in a disputed lower-court decision to file ...


 

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