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Friday, September 19, 2014

Michigan Legal News

Milliken endorses Democrat Totten for attorney general
The Oakland Press - Sep 18, 2014
Milliken endorses Democrat Totten for attorney general Former Michigan Gov. Former Michigan Gov. Bill Milliken announced his support for Democrat...
 
Bill Schuette campaign questions former Gov. William Milliken's endorsement of opponent
MLive.com - Sep 18, 2014
...Republican Gov. William Milliken announced his support for Democratic Attorney General candidate Mark Totten, the campaign of incumbent Republican...
 
West Michigan judge hailed for his part in killing the multi-million dollar driver responsibility fee
MLive.com - Sep 19, 2014
Judge Kelly was recognized for his tenacity in working with the legislature to repeal the Driver Responsibility Fee, the association announced in...
 
Judge warns TV crews about trial coverage
Midland Daily News - Sep 18, 2014
...conversations online between a Detroit police officer and his trial lawyer. Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway briefly excused...
 
Court affirms conviction, sentence for prisoner who attacked corrections officer with knife
MLive.com - Sep 18, 2014
...for prisoner who attacked corrections officer with knife LANSING, MI The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled a prisoner's statements made to a corrections...
 
Mattawan school administration, football coach target of civil rights complaint
Kalamazoo - MLive.com - Sep 18, 2014
...coach target of civil rights complaint MATTAWAN, MI -- An attorney representing a Mattawan High School football parent has filed a federal civil...
 
Michigan Republicans may pair gay rights amendment with 'religious freedom' act
MLive.com - Sep 19, 2014
...freedom' act LANSING, MI If Michigan s Republican-led Legislature does amend state law to protect gay residents from discrimination, leadership...
 
Lawmakers call for delay in new charter school creation
Lansing State Journal (AP) - Sep 19, 2014
...call for delay in new charter school creation Saying the Legislature and Michigan Department of Education failed to properly monitor the state...
 
Bill would ban right-to-work bullying
Lansing State Journal (AP) - Sep 19, 2014
...amid heated controversy in late 2012 and took effect last year. The Michigan Supreme Court will hear a case later this year on whether right-to-work...
 
Dems say state housing chief had conflict
Lansing State Journal (AP) - Sep 18, 2014
...(this) kind of abuse. Messages left with MSHDA and the governor s office were not immediately returned. According to state documents, the grant...
 
Richland farmer seeks $14,500 from township after state says his operation is OK
MLive.com - Sep 19, 2014
...accepted management practices, should answer that question, Martin's attorney Christopher Tracy said in a renewed motion for reconsideration. He has...
 
Ken Daniels, former Detroit politician, sentenced to prison for involvement with huge drug ring
MLive.com - Sep 18, 2014
...and Financial Services Committee while a member of Michigan s State Legislature, supported Powell s large-scale drug operation by making multiple...
 
Former inmates testify in former deputy’s criminal sexual conduct trial
The Oakland Press - Sep 18, 2014
After Clark s testimony, the prosecution rested its case. Defense attorney Deanna Kelley called another former inmate who was also at the jail...
 
Jackson City Council speaks out after judge disallows them to levy tax on city residents
MLive.com - Sep 18, 2014
...pickup, catch-basin cleaning and other services. Following a Michigan Court of Appeals' decision ruling the fee unconstitutional, city officials...
 
Richland woman fighting to keep home from being sold at Kalamazoo County tax auction
MLive.com - Sep 19, 2014
...finally have a place where she could spend the rest of her life, her attorney said. But now, Calley is fighting to keep that home from being sold...
 
High court announces state bar and discipline system appointments
Michigan Lawyers Weekly - Sep 17, 2014
High court announces state bar and discipline system appointments The Michigan Supreme Court has named at-large state bar commissioners and has...

National Legal News

U.S.: BofA bid to void $1.27 billion fraud verdict defies common sense
Reuters US News - Sep 19, 2014
 
Federal appeals judge: Argentina’s bullying a bank
The Washington Post - Sep 18, 2014
...court order. Judge Reena Raggi of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the South American nation sound like it was adopting the ways of...
 
NFL fallout: Alabama legislators call for removal of federal judge charged with domestic violence
The Washington Post - Sep 19, 2014
...complaint process, which was initiated by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals following his arrest, according to the Associated Press. Rep.
 
Senate campaign 2014: Brought to you by 'dark money' like never before
The Christian Science Monitor - Sep 19, 2014
...political discourse and outcomes. It s also firing up critics because Supreme Court rulings since 2010 allow unlimited amounts of such money to flow...
 
OSHA Will Put Workplace Safety Data Online as 'Nudge' to Employers
Bloomberg Businessweek - Sep 18, 2014
 
Report: IRS audits few large partnerships
USA Today - Sep 18, 2014
 
Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scanning Civilian Computers
NPR Blogs - Sep 18, 2014
 
Appeals judges skeptical of Bonds conviction
USA Today - Sep 18, 2014
...FRANCISCO (AP) Skeptical members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the soundness of Barry Bonds' obstruction of SAN FRANCISCO (AP)
 
Plaintiffs in scholarship suits fight bid for dismissal by NCAA
USA Today - Sep 18, 2014
...case, which the NCAA has appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, provides the basis for dismissal of these two cases. They noted that...
 
Girl was bait to try to catch boy ‘in the act,’ sexual harassment lawsuit says
The Christian Science Monitor - Sep 18, 2014
...(NWLC) recently joined the case to appeal that ruling to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The US Department of Justice filed a friend-of-the-court...
 
California attorney faces suspension after photoshopping herself into celebrity photos
The Washington Post - Sep 18, 2014
...State Bar Court s decision is awaiting approval from the California Supreme Court, the recommendation from State Bar Court Judge Donald Miles...

Opinions

Editorial: State Legislature continues to trample referendum rights
Record-Eagle - Sep 19, 2014
Editorial: State Legislature continues to trample referendum rights For the fourth time in just the past couple of years, the Legislature has...
 
Tim Skubick: It looks like town halls will replace debates in Michigan governor race
MLive.com - Sep 19, 2014
...Skubick: It looks like town halls will replace debates in Michigan governor race What the governor wants, the governor gets. What the governor...
 
37 percent of Americans think a free press is overrated
Wonkblog - Washington Post - Sep 19, 2014
 
Apple’s dangerous game
The Washington Post - Sep 19, 2014
...protects cell phones from rogue police officers, too. Thanks to the Supreme Court s recent decision in Riley v. California, the Fourth Amendment...

News of interest to Michigan attorneys from SBM

Thomas C. Rombach Sworn in as State Bar President
State Bar of Michigan - Sep 18, 2014
Thomas C. Rombach Sworn in as State Bar President Thomas C. Rombach, of New Baltimore, has been sworn in as the 80th president of the State Bar...
 
Vanessa Peterson Williams Sworn in as SBM Representative Assembly Chair
State Bar of Michigan - Sep 18, 2014
Vanessa Peterson Williams Sworn in as SBM Representative Assembly Chair Vanessa Peterson Williams, of Southfield, has been sworn in as the chair...

 

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