Michigan Supreme Court

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could make it easier for criminal defendants to win new trials. 

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The new Michigan Supreme Court term officially starts Thursday with a new justice appointed by Governor Rick Snyder. 

  The Michigan Supreme Court says it won’t take up an appeal by a former Portage school superintendent who says he deserves compensation after getting forced out of his post. Ric Perry, the former superintendent of Portage Public Schools, sued the Portage school board in 2013. The board forced him out after it discovered his affair with another district staff member. Perry sought nearly $300,000 in compensation because he said the affair did not violate his contract.

"LANSING, MI — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who has scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference for Wednesday, is expected to name his pick for the next justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Justice Mary Beth Kelly, in a move that surprised many, announced in August that she would be stepping down from state's highest court in order to return to private practice." (MLive)

"Justice Mary Beth Kelly is leaving the Supreme Court to return to private practice starting Oct. 1, the court said Monday." (Detroit News)