Michigan Supreme Court

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.
12:00 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court races most expensive in nation with most undocumented contributions

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Second straight cycle that Michigan topped all other states in spending on state Supreme Court races
Lansing - Michigan's weak finance disclosure rules led to the nations highest undocumented spending on state Supreme Court races in 2012, according to a new national report.
12:45 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Challenge to city of Wyoming's ban on medical marijuana to be heard by state Supreme Court

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Oral arguments set for Thursday
LANSING, MI - The city of Wyoming's three-year-old ban on medical marijuana will face its final test this week as attorneys argue before the State Supreme Court as to whether the city can reject the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act on the grounds that the act violates federal law.
3:11 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

UAW appeals right-to-work for state employees

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The United Auto Workers union says only the Civil Service Commission can oversee their work policies. The right-to-work case will now be brought before the Michigan Supreme Court.
LANSING - A union says it will appeal a state Court of Appeals ruling that says Michigan's right-to-work law applies to state employees. The United Auto Workers notified its members of the planned appeal through an e-mailed newsletter. UAW Local 6000 is the largest union representing state employees, with about 17,000 members.
SW Michigan
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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