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MICHIGAN LEGAL NEWS
How problem cops stay on Michigan's streets

Detroit Free Press - July 21, 2017
The system protects them and lets them get hired elsewhere, endangering citizens and costing cities millions.

50 years after uprising, police work to build trust

Detroit News - July 21, 2017
Detroit has had a few close calls to uprisings since 1967, but the city has enjoyed five decades without a riot, rebellion or mass violence, thanks to what police and citizens say are strong police-community ties.

Court sides with police officer who fatally shot man after pursuit

Grand Rapids Press - July 21, 2017
A federal appeals court ruled in favor of a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man after a high-speed chase in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Flint airport stabbing suspect being denied fair trial, attorney says

Flint Journal - July 21, 2017
The attorney for the man accused of stabbing an on-duty Bishop Airport police officer in the neck says her client is being denied the right to a fair trial by not being allowed to see the addresses of those who may testify against him.

Lawsuit claim: 3 bars overserved former assistant prosecutor before injury crash

Grand Rapids Press - July 21, 2017
A man has filed a lawsuit against three downtown Grand Rapids bars after he was injured when a former Kent County assistant prosecutor plowed into his parked car.

Good behavior, remorse cited in Wershe parole

Detroit News - July 21, 2017
Richard Wershe Jr.’s remorse and good behavior played a role in the Michigan Parole Board’s decision last week to parole him from his life sentence for drug dealing in Detroit.

County Clerk Spranger investigated for perjury on candidacy document

Macomb Daily - July 21, 2017
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating county Clerk Karen Spranger for perjury in relation to her residency when she won the job last fall.

State of Michigan drops charges against 186 accused of jobless fraud

Associated Press/Detroit Free Press - July 21, 2017
The state of Michigan, under fire for a computer system that wrongly churned out cases of fraud, is dropping criminal charges against 186 people accused of illegally collecting unemployment benefits.

Senate bill forces release of Asian carp report

Detroit News - July 21, 2017
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a funding bill for energy and water that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a report on ways to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.

Rep. Trott moves to increase penalty for genital mutilation

Detroit Free Press - July 21, 2017
With an investigation into the genital mutilation of girls in Michigan continuing, a metro Detroit congressman is calling for the federal penalty for committing such a crime to be increased from five years in prison to 15.

NATIONAL LEGAL NEWS
Trump aides, seeking leverage, investigate Mueller’s investigators

New York Times - July 21, 2017
President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation.

Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation

Washington Post - July 21, 2017

Trump’s fury erodes his relationship with Sessions, an early ally

New York Times - July 21, 2017
Sessions said on Thursday that he intended to serve “as long as that is appropriate.”

Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

Reuters - July 21, 2017
The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years.

A broader sweep

New York Times - July 21, 2017
A day in the field with immigration enforcers in California, a state hostile to President Trump’s efforts to step up deportations.

Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

Reuters - July 21, 2017
A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to revisit a court order that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from carrying out a policy designed to threaten the granting of federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities.

AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

Associated Press - July 21, 2017

FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting

Reuters - July 21, 2017
As part of its review of Amazon's agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts.

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

Associated Press - July 21, 2017

The rise and fall of F. Lee Bailey, the lawyer who set O.J. Simpson free

Town & Country Magazine - July 21, 2017
More than 20 years ago, Bailey helped Simpson beat murder charges. Now, the bankrupt, disbarred Bailey opens up about his own incredible saga.

OPINIONS
President Trump’s contempt for the rule of law

New York Times - July 21, 2017

Court exposes state's war on falsely accused workers

Detroit Free Press - July 21, 2017

State agencies gone wild

Detroit News - July 21, 2017

The GOP’s repeal-and-replace plan should stay dead

Washington Post - July 21, 2017

Understanding 1967 unrest can move Detroit forward

Detroit Free Press - July 21, 2017

Letter: Detroit incinerator an assault on justice

Detroit News - July 21, 2017

STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN BLOG & OTHER NEWS
SBM Alternative Dispute Resolution Section to host child custody evaluations teleseminar

SBM Blog - July 21, 2017
The State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Section will host a teleseminar about child custody evaluations from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23.