Michigan Supreme Court

7:28 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Juvenile Lifers

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Justices will hear arguments in three separate "lifer" cases
The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today as justices consider whether hundreds of offenders serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for violent crimes they committed as minors deserve a second look -- and the opportunity to prove they deserve a second chance.
9:25 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down Wyoming Medical Marijuana Ordinance

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The Wyoming City Council will have to draft new ordinance regulating medical marijuana
WYOMING, MI - The State Supreme Court has invalidated Wyoming's ordinance virtually banning medical marijuana. In the case handed down Thursday, Jan. 6, the court rejected the city's contention that it could strictly regulate Medical Marijuana because federal law still banned any production or possession of marijuana trumping the voter-approved Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
11:13 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court to rule on Right to Work

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The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in August that state employees are covered by the law.
The Michigan Supreme Court will rule on whether state employees are covered by the right-to-work law passed late in 2012, the court said today.
12:52 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Four judges appointed to new Michigan Court of Claims

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Western district, based in Grand Rapids, is only one not represented on new court
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday named four Court of Appeals judges who will be randomly assigned to hear suits against the state under a controversial new law signed this week by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new Court of Claims will be overseen by Court of Appeals Judges Pat Donofrio, Amy Krause, Deborah Servitto and Michael Talbot.
9:25 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court to hear "juvenile lifers" case

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State's highest court could decide issue of sentencing relief
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's highest court may decide whether more than 360 prisoners serving life sentences for violent crimes they committed as minors deserve a chance at eventual release. The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear oral arguments in three cases questioning whether so-called "juvenile lifers" deserve sentencing relief.

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