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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Michigan Legal News:

6th Circuit Court: McCree conduct 'reprehensible' but immune from lawsuit
Detroit Free Press - Jul 22, 2014
adding We do nothing of the sort. Cole went on to credit the Michigan Supreme Court for as he put it rendering the best justice possible in the...
 
'Serious concerns' raised about new judge assignments in Kalamazoo County
Kalamazoo - MLive.com - Jul 23, 2014
...plan the county's 14 judges approved in 2013 and submitted to the Michigan Supreme Court in response to a state law that went on the books that...
 
Attorney: Brighton couple's appeal 'long shot'
Livingston Daily - Jul 22, 2014
...see if they can reverse the latest decision. This year, the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Brighton. The ruling meant the...
 
Michigan Patriot Guard forced to change name after federal lawsuit settlement
MLive.com - Jul 22, 2014
...be reached for comment on the settlement. The group has no attorney listed in court filings. The national Patriot Guard Riders filed the lawsuit...
 
Central American teens fit under Wolverine Human Services permitted use, Vassar city manager says
MLive.com - Jul 22, 2014
...to house Central American minors at its Vassar facility, the city's attorney says. VASSAR, MI Wolverine Human Services doesn't need new zoning...
 
Influence in House races debated
Livingston Daily - Jul 23, 2014
...ballot initiative that would have required a two-thirds vote of the Legislature or a public vote to increase state taxes or enact new taxes.
 
Attacks by Land, Peters in Mich. Senate race focus on spending
The Detroit News - Jul 22, 2014
...director. Knowing no Michigan jobs were at stake, and the platform of the governor and the state of Michigan is to get more money into the classroom,
 
Bond insurers grow 'more isolated' in opposition to Detroit's 'grand bargain'
The Detroit News - Jul 23, 2014
...more empowered to fight, said Michael Sweet, a San Francisco bankruptcy attorney who is following Detroit s case. But now you see they re more...
 
Vote on plan of adjustment major win for Orr; other obstacles remain
Detroit Free Press - Jul 22, 2014
...a settlement of the dispute. Doug Bernstein, a bankruptcy lawyer representing foundations that contributed to the grand bargain, said Tuesday...
 
Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit pensioners' bankruptcy vote
Detroit Free Press - Jul 22, 2014
...creditors who voted yes, said James Sprayregen, a Kirkland & Ellis attorney representing Syncora, in a statement. We look forward to the confirmation...
 
Detroit Land Bank's dilemma: How to handle squatters in foreclosed homes
The Detroit News - Jul 23, 2014
...BMW this month to find eight police officers, two utility workers and an attorney in the front yard. Detroit A woman living tax-free in a city-owned...
 
Meet the 5 worst mayors in Detroit history
Detroit Free Press - Jul 23, 2014
...Frank Murphy, . The vanquished mayor later launched unsuccessful bids for the Legislature and for Congress. Bowles died July 30, 1957. He is...
 
Is busking panhandling? Kalamazoo city attorney researching ordinance on street performers
MLive.com - Jul 23, 2014
Is busking panhandling? Kalamazoo city attorney researching ordinance on street performers KALAMAZOO, MI -- Austin Wiedeman had played his guitar...

National Legal News:

Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off
National Public Radio - Jul 23, 2014
Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off Related NPR Stories Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court July...
 
Obamacare Subsidy Loss May Boost Premiums, Chase Insurers
Bloomberg - Jul 22, 2014
...decision could take a year or more working its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The decisions involved a case filed by foes of the law who live in...
 
Obamacare tax credit ruling could affect up to 500,000 Michiganders
MLive.com - Jul 22, 2014
...D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision siding with a group that included Attorney General Bill Schuette. LANSING -- Tax credits that reduce the...
 
Conflicting health care law rulings could impact thousands in Michigan
The Detroit News - Jul 22, 2014
...insurance exchange, but the measure was defeated in the state s Republican-controlled Legislature. In the first case, a divided court agreed, in a 2-1
 
Court rulings leave millions in health care tax credits in jeopardy
Detroit Free Press - Jul 22, 2014
...buy health coverage last year, if a one that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette supported withstands a likely appeal by the Obama administration.
 
Judges in health care rulings vote party line
The Washington Post - Jul 23, 2014
...ruling, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia called into question the subsidies that help...
 
Meet the man who laid the way for Obamacare’s latest legal challenges
Wonkblog - Washington Post - Jul 23, 2014
...offer. Cannon has been honing this argument since before the Supreme Court upheld most provisions of Obamacare in the first major legal challenge...
 
Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed
The Mining Journal - Jul 23, 2014
...affected," Dieter said. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the Arizona attorney general's office, said the agency had no comment on the Supreme...
 
Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban
The Daily Mining Gazette - Jul 23, 2014
...said the question is whether to put his decision on hold. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, a Republican, is not opposing the injunction,
 
Women business owners face gender gap, report says
The Washington Post - Jul 23, 2014
 
Government seeks birth control accommodation for religious nonprofits
The Christian Science Monitor - Jul 22, 2014
...beliefs. The government has been searching for solutions since the Supreme Court decided an evangelical college in Illinois can avoid filling out...
 
Obama grants gay and transgender employees US bias protection
The Christian Science Monitor - Jul 22, 2014
...a statement. Obama's action came on the heels of the US Supreme Court's recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some closely held...
 
Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot
Midland Daily News - Jul 22, 2014
...and district attorneys, oppose the measure. Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis said it makes no sense to increase access to intoxicants.

Opinion:

Tim Skubick: What independents are thinking 3 months out from governor's race
MLive.com - Jul 23, 2014
Tim Skubick: What independents are thinking 3 months out from governor's race If you buy the premise that independent voters in general and independent...
 
Labor Voices: Charter schools fail the test of time
The Detroit News - Jul 23, 2014
Unfortunately, Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-controlled Legislature ignored academic and financial problems in Michigan charter schools last year...
 
Michigan's prevailing wage law is a waste of your tax dollars (guest column)
Detroit Free Press - Jul 22, 2014
...$2.2 billion. Ohio suspended its prevailing wage law. The Legislature ordered an economic impact study and discovered the change saved taxpayers...
 
Why Obamacare probably isn’t doomed
The Washington Post - Jul 22, 2014
...Act took a potentially serious hit today when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rule that extended the law s health-care subsidies...

News of interest to Michigan attorneys from SBM

Learn to find great tech at a low price at the SBM Solo & Small Firm Institute
SBM Blog - Jul 22, 2014
Learn to find great tech at a low price at the SBM Solo & Small Firm Institute Noted technology cheapskate journalist Rick Broida will teach...
 
2014 SBM Economics of Law Practice Survey results posted online
SBM Blog - Jul 17, 2014
2014 SBM Economics of Law Practice Survey results posted online The 2014 State Bar of Michigan Economics of Law Practice survey report has been...
 
SBM groups to present seminar to empower senior citizens in 51 counties on estate planning decisions
SBM Blog - Jul 16, 2014
SBM groups to present seminar to empower senior citizens in 51 counties on estate planning decisions Members of the State Bar of Michigan Unauthorized...
 
In Memoriam: David K. Page
SBM Blog - Jul 18, 2014
In Memoriam: David K. Page David K. Page, a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, passed away on July 1 at the age of 80. David K.
 
Michigan Board of Law Examiners Announces Changes to the Bar Exam
SBM Blog - Jul 11, 2014
Michigan Board of Law Examiners Announces Changes to the Bar Exam The Michigan Board of Law Examiners announced that they have created a new...
 
SBM Announces 2014 Election Results
SBM Blog - Jul 10, 2014
SBM Announces 2014 Election Results Seven attorneys won election to the SBM Board of Commissioners and will serve three year terms expiring at...
 
Mich. high court rules no new sentencing hearings for juveniles sentenced to life prior to SCOTUS decision
SBM Blog - Jul 09, 2014
Mich. high court rules no new sentencing hearings for juveniles sentenced to life prior to SCOTUS decision The Michigan Supreme Court ruled four...
 
A Lawyer Helps: G. Christopher Bernard saves more than a minivan
SBM Blog - Jul 08, 2014
A Lawyer Helps: G. Christopher Bernard saves more than a minivan When Mr. L's minivan broke down and required expensive repairs, he was in danger...
 
Learn to use Prezi for presentations during your lunch break next Tuesday
SBM Blog - Jul 03, 2014
...use Prezi for presentations during your lunch break next Tuesday State Bar of Michigan Practice Management Advisor Diane Ebersole will lead a...
 
Surprising First Amendment Reaction From A Conservative Legal Scholar?
SBM Blog - Jul 01, 2014
Surprising First Amendment Reaction From A Conservative Legal Scholar? As noted in this post, yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the...

 

     

 

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