January 10, 2005 - January 17, 2005
Volume 3 Issue 2

In the Capitol
Complete Committee Meeting List

Capitol Agenda
(Detroit News, 1/15/05)

Legislation Introduced 1/12
SB 3 Campaign finance; campaign practices; telephonic communications; require disclosure stating who is paying for call and whether authorized by candidate.

SB 5 Elections; voters; election by mail; implement.

SB 6 Elections; registration; registering to vote on day of election and voting at that election; allow.

In the Hall of Justice
Rule Amendments
2003-20 - Amendment of Rule 9.216 of the Michigan Court Rules
The amendment of MCR 9.216 imposes a 50-page limit for briefs filed with the Judicial Tenure Commission. It reflects the page limit that the Commission currently imposes for briefs filed in Judicial Tenure Commission proceedings.
Issued: January 11, 2005
Effective: January 11, 2005
Public Hearing: To be scheduled

At the Bar
Kingsley to Head Judicial Tenure Commission

Bar's YLS Winterfest 2005 to Benefit Tsunami Victims

ATJ Gets Boost from Traverse City Law Firm

Federal News
A Push In States To Curb Malpractice Costs
(New York Times, 1/14/05)

State News
Legislators Return To Lansing This Week To Start New Term
(mlive.com, 1/9/05)

Estimates Put State's Budget Hole At $400M
(Lansing State Journal, 1/11/05)
See Related:
$1 billion Budget Cut Looms For Mich.
(Detroit News, 1/14/05)

Granholm Delays Work On Budget
(Lansing State Journal, 1/12/05)

36 Freshmen Reps Report For Work
(Lansing State Journal, 1/13/05)

DeRoche: State Being Left Behind
(Lansing State Journal, 1/13/05)

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth A. Weaver Plans To Resign
See Also:
Justice Weaver To Resign Post
(Detroit News, 1/14/05)

Lawmakers Resume Committee Meetings
(Detroit News, 1/16/05)

Governor, Legislators Prepare For Difficult Two Years
(Holland Sentinel, 1/18/05)

Links of Interest
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