Michigan Supreme Court

6:32 am
Wed July 9, 2014

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

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

Then Governor Jennifer Granholm commuted sentence, but rescinded order after meeting with victim's family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.
7:28 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Juvenile Lifers

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

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

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.