Michigan Supreme Court

6:13 am
Fri September 19, 2014

State Supreme Court Passes on Benton Harbor Case, Recall Won't be on Ballot

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Michigan's highest court upheld decision by Michigan Court of Appeals
BENTON HARBOR - There will be no Benton Harbor mayoral recall election in November. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that it would not review the case. No reason was given.
6:36 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Chief Appeals Court Judge Seeks Democratic Nomination for State Supreme Court

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William Murphy is making his second run for the state's highest court
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A second West Michigan judge has thrown his hat in the ring to become the first Grand Rapids area jurist to sit on the State Supreme Court since World War II. William B. Murphy is the chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals and an East Grand Rapids resident who served there on the city commission.
7:06 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Attorney Richard Bernstein to Run for Michigan Supreme Court

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Two incumbent justices have filed for re-election
LANSING -- A prominent plaintiff's attorney and a frequent fixture in daytime television commercials is throwing his hat into the ring for a seat on Michigan's highest court. Attorney Richard Bernstein will formally announce Wednesday morning that he will seek a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court.
6:32 am
Wed July 9, 2014

State Supreme Court Says "Juvenile Lifers" Won't Get New Hearings

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300 Michigan inmates are serving mandatory life sentences for murders committed when they were teenagers
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court, in a split decision, said Tuesday a U.S. Supreme Court ruling making mandatory life sentences without parole unconstitutional for juveniles is not retroactive.
7:16 am
Wed June 4, 2014

State Supreme Court Says Commutation of Sentence Can't Be Revoked

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Then Governor Jennifer Granholm commuted sentence, but rescinded order after meeting with victim's family
Lansing The Michigan Supreme Court says governors cannot reduce a prisoners sentence and then change their mind, a ground-breaking decision that reverses one of Jennifer Granholms last acts before she left office. Granholm in 2010 commuted the life sentence of Matthew Makowski, making him eligible for parole after more than 20 years in prison.