August 2, 2004 - August 8, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 31

In the Capitol
The Michigan Senate and House of Representatives is currently recessed until August 25, 2004.

Lawmakers Take Break
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(Detroit News), 08/06/04

Capitol Agenda
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(Detroit News), 08/07/04

Legislation Introduced 8/4/04
HB 6099 Civil procedure; evictions; procedures for eviction against a senior citizen; revise.

HB 6105 Civil procedure; garnishment and attachment; length of time a garnishment of earnings is effective; extend.

HB 6108 Crime victims; rights; comprehensive changes to crime victim's rights act; enact.

HB 6116
Labor; other; time off from work to attend certain court proceedings; provide to crime victims.

At the Bar
State Bar YLS Seeks Volunteers for 'House Build'
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(State Bar of Michigan, 8/4/04)

Sections and Committees

The Legal Aid Committee submitted the following public policy reports:
Contingently Support and Recommend State Bar Action: HB 5985 Courts; juries; procedure for selecting persons for jury service; revise.

Contingently Support and Recommend State Bar Action: SB 1319 Children; support; electronic method of payment disbursement to recipients by the state disbursement unit; establish.

For a copy of these reports, please email

Federal News
Supreme Court To Settle Sentencing Rules
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(USA Today, 8/2/04)

Judge Refuses To Halt Military Hearings On Detainees
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(Washington Post, 8/4/04)
See Related:
Guantánamo Detainees Begin Hearings
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(New York Times, 8/6/04)

A Rule To Avert Balloting Woes Adds To Them
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(New York Times, 8/6/04)

U.S. Says Man Had Ties To Plot To Disrupt Vote
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(New York Times, 8/8/04)

State News
House Candidates See More Donations
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/2/04

Shame Could Get People To Polls
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(Detroit Free Press, 8/3/04)

Court Takes Middle Ground In Environmental Suits Dispute
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(Oakland Press, 8/3/04)

2004 Unofficial Michigan Primary Election Results
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(, 8/4/04)

About 1.4 Million Michiganians Take Turn At Polls
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/4/04)

High Court Session Tackles Criminal Law, Race
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/08/04)

Links of Interest
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