December 13, 2004 - December 19, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 50

Due to the holiday season, the Public Policy Update will not be published December 27, 2004 or January 3, 2005. Regular publication will resume January 10, 2005.

In the Capitol
Capitol Agenda
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(Detroit News, 12/18/04)

Legislation Recently Signed into Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Carl L. Gromek Named State Court Administrator by Supreme Court
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(Michigan Supreme Court, 12/14/04)

Highland Park District Court Collects Over $270,000 in Overdue Fines
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(Michigan Supreme Court, 12/14/04)


At the Bar
Ver Beek to Receive Distinguished Service Award
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(State Bar of Michigan, 12/15/04)

Judicial Vacancy 75th District Court
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Sections and Committees
The Family Law Section submitted a public policy report regarding ADM File No. 2004-40 - Proposed Amendment of Rule 3.215 of the Michigan Court Rules.

Federal News
Lawsuit Reform a Bush Priority
(, 12/16/04)
See Also:
Bush Hits 'Frivolous Lawsuits'
(The Washington Times, 12/16/04)

Debate on Malpractice Looms for Senate
(The New York Times, 12/20/04)

New Rules for Judges are Weaker, Critics Say
(, 12/17/04)

State News
Governor Looks at Administration's Accomplishments in 2004
(Lansing State Journal, 12/16/04)
See Also:
Granholm Vows Action, Downplays Criticism
(, 12/17/04)

OP Majority 58-52
(The Detroit News, 12/17/04)

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