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3:10 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Ex-MI Supreme Court justice heads to prison

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Former Michigan Supreme Court justice Diane Hathaway is heading to a federal prison. The Gongwer News Service reports that a federal judge sentenced Hathaway to a year and a day behind bars Tuesday. She had earlier been found guilty of hiding a million dollars in assets so she could sell of a home in Grosse Pointe Park at a favorable price.

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8:11 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice seeks to avoid jail time

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U.S. Attorney will ask for 12 to 18 month sentence for Diane Hathaway who resigned from the state's highest court earlier this year
Detroit - Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway shouldn't spend a day in federal prison, her lawyer said Monday, despite admitting she orchestrated an elaborate two-year scheme to defraud her bank of $600,000 owed on a Grosse Pointe Park home.
11:51 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court considers whether to give advisory opinion on "right to work" law

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Michigan Solicitor General will be allowed to file brief in the case
LANSING, MI - Back in late January, Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of the state's right-to-work law. The high court hasn't yet issued an advisory opinion or said if it will do so. Snyder's request remains pending.
12:36 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court rejects appeal of ruling that allows domestic partner benefits for state employees

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Supreme Court did not elaborate on decision not to hear the case
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court denied a request by Attorney General Bill Schuette to overturn a Court of Appeals ruling allowing state employees to receive benefits for domestic partners. The Civil Service Commission, which has authority over policy regarding state employees, approved benefits for unrelated people living with state employees.
8:10 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Macomb County Judge selected to fill vacancy on Michigan Supreme Court

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David Viviano's seat on the state's highest court will be up for election in 2014.
LANSING - Macomb County Circuit Court Judge David Viviano will become the next state Supreme Court justice, replacing ex-Justice Diane Hathaway who resigned in January amidst a scandal over a short sale of her Grosse Pointe Park home. Viviano, 41, was elected to the Macomb County Circuit Court in 2006 and serves as its chief judge.