Michigan Supreme Court

12:52 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Four judges appointed to new Michigan Court of Claims

Western district, based in Grand Rapids, is only one not represented on new court
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday named four Court of Appeals judges who will be randomly assigned to hear suits against the state under a controversial new law signed this week by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new Court of Claims will be overseen by Court of Appeals Judges Pat Donofrio, Amy Krause, Deborah Servitto and Michael Talbot.
9:25 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court to hear "juvenile lifers" case

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

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

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

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.