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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Michigan Legal News

Michiganders react to health care challenge
Detroit Free Press - Mar 04, 2015
...face on the potential effect of a challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court to the Affordable Care Act's subsidies in states, like Michigan, which...
 
Snyder Signs Bills Changing Concealed Weapons Permit Process
CBS Detroit - Mar 04, 2015
...Michigan, Snyder said in statement. I appreciate that the Legislature revamped this legislation, removing any unintended consequences that could have...
 
Regressive, anti-conservation lame-duck legislation likely to get new life in 2015
MLive.com - Mar 05, 2015
...scientific management of diverse natural habitats. It was a bill so bad that Governor Snyder vetoed it. In spite of the $2.9 billion in economic...
 
Schuette opposes Proposal 1 sales tax hike
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...for low-income residents with jobs. The Republican-controlled Legislature tacked on those items as part of a bipartisan deal to get Democratic...
 
Roads proposal 'has a lot of potholes,' says Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette
MLive.com - Mar 04, 2015
...find common ground, and infrastructure advocates argue that the new Legislature would be significantly less likely to boost funding than the old.
 
Snyder names human trafficking boards
Lansing State Journal (AP) - Mar 04, 2015
...Trafficking Commission, which will recommend changes in laws to the Legislature, and the nine-member Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board,
 
Michigan officials seek comment on wolf management plan
Midland Daily News - Mar 05, 2015
...wolves if the state Natural Resources Commission approves. But a federal judge in December returned Michigan's wolves to the endangered list,
 
State: No aid for Detroit retirees with big annuity returns
Record-Eagle - Mar 04, 2015
...city's pension fund. The issue emerged Wednesday at a court hearing to discuss how Detroit is performing three months after emerging from bankruptcy.
 
Judge tells village to release more records about reservists
Huron Daily Tribune (AP) - Mar 04, 2015
Judge tells village to release more records about reservists OAKLEY, Mich. OAKLEY, Mich. (AP) A judge has ordered a village in Saginaw County...
 
Plymouth Township to appeal loss of former prison land
HometownLife.com - Mar 04, 2015
...Township to appeal loss of former prison land Plymouth Township will appeal a judge s ruling that returns 190 acres of land south of Five Mile and...
 
Grand Rapids law firm adds downtown Detroit office
Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com - Mar 04, 2015
Grand Rapids law firm adds downtown Detroit office DETROIT, MI - Grand Rapids-based Varnum law firm announced it will open its sixth office and...
 
Atheists will have spot in Warren City Hall in April
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...Religion Foundation. According to the ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk, the reason station will be allowed to operate on...
 
Mayor unhappy with order allowing counter-religious booth - Petoskey News-Review: State-region
Petoskey News-Review - Mar 05, 2015
...counter-religious booth - Petoskey News-Review: State-region WARREN (AP) A judge's order that a Detroit suburb pay $100,000 to American Civil Liberties...
 
Local attorney on final ballot for NFLPA executive director
Detroit Free Press - Mar 04, 2015
Local attorney on final ballot for NFLPA executive director Now that he has secured the necessary nominations to appear on the ballot for NFL...

National Legal News

Gay marriage case to reach Supreme Court April 28
USA Today - Mar 05, 2015
Gay marriage case to reach Supreme Court April 28 WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's next date with history is April 28. WASHINGTON -- The Supreme...
 
Analysis: Supreme Court hears ACA challenge
USA Today - Mar 04, 2015
Analysis: Supreme Court hears ACA challenge Associated Press legal reporter Mark Sherman breaks down the details of the latest Affordable Care...
 
Supreme Court sharply split over major challenge to Obamacare
The Christian Science Monitor - Mar 04, 2015
Supreme Court sharply split over major challenge to Obamacare On Wednesday, a divided US Supreme Court took up King v. Burwell, a potential blockbuster...
 
Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case
NPR Blogs - Mar 04, 2015
...yet another do-or-die test of Obamacare before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, the justices were sharply divided. With yet another do-or-die...
 
Justice Who Once Tried to Kill Obamacare Now Potential Savior
Bloomberg - Mar 05, 2015
...Kill Obamacare Now Potential Savior (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to strike down Obamacare three years ago. (Bloomberg)
 
Judges across Alabama stop marriage licenses for gays
USA Today - Mar 04, 2015
Judges across Alabama stop marriage licenses for gays The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses...
 
A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage
Midland Daily News - Mar 04, 2015
...same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin...
 
Alabama justices: Until high court rules, we're in charge
Huron Daily Tribune (AP) - Mar 05, 2015
Alabama justices: Until high court rules, we're in charge BIRMINGHAM, Ala. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an...
 
Seven things this Alabama judge wants you to know about same-sex marriage
The Washington Post - Mar 04, 2015
...to know about same-sex marriage A judge who asked Alabama s Supreme Court to intervene and stop gay marriage in his state praised the court s...
 
Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?
The Washington Post - Mar 04, 2015
...Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins? ATLANTA The Alabama Supreme Court is in a showdown with a federal judge who ruled that the state...
 
Police discrimination against U.S. LGBT community pervasive: report
Reuters US News - Mar 04, 2015
...until 1961. It wasn't until 2003 that the U.S. Supreme Court declared those laws to be unconstitutional. There still isn't a federal provision...
 
Wisconsin close to becoming 25th right-to-work state
Huron Daily Tribune (AP) - Mar 05, 2015
...Monday. During the two weeks that the bill rocketed through the Legislature, both supporters and opponents turned to the experiences of Indiana and...
 
'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further
National Public Radio - Mar 05, 2015
 
Ferguson Report: Justice Dept. Says Wilson Won't Face Civil Rights Charges
NPR Blogs - Mar 04, 2015
...Wilson's uses of deadly force were 'objectively unreasonable' under the Supreme Court's definition. Ferguson Police Department Report (PDF) Ferguson...
 
Ferguson policies targeted blacks, created toxic environment: U.S. attorney general
Reuters News - Mar 04, 2015
 
Sen. Gary Peters introduces tax credit bill for small businesses that make up pay for active military reservists
MLive.com - Mar 05, 2015
...lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard. If passed, the law would give a tax credit for 20 percent of the differential salary payments...
 
Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns
Reuters News - Mar 04, 2015
 
Man confesses to killing, brings body to lawyer's office
USA Today - Mar 05, 2015
 
New play on Justice Scalia examines tough issues
USA Today - Mar 04, 2015
...play opening Friday in Washington examines one of the most conservative and polarizing justices on the Supreme Court - Antonin Scalia. (March 5)
 
The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited
NPR Blogs - Mar 05, 2015
...Plessy v. Ferguson "separate but equal" ruling from the Supreme Court. Their locations and social standing shaped their opposing views on education...
 
Judge Judy Will Continue to Rake in the Millions Through 2020
The Holland Sentinel - Mar 04, 2015
Judge Judy Will Continue to Rake in the Millions Through 2020 CBS has extended its contract with everyone's favorite beacon of justice, Judge...

Opinions

Dana Milbank: Supreme Court cannot hide on Obamacare
Battle Creek Enquirer - Mar 05, 2015
Dana Milbank: Supreme Court cannot hide on Obamacare The Supreme Court, it would seem, did not want you to see what it was up to on Wednesday.
 
Let Obamacare live: Our view
USA Today - Mar 04, 2015
...For the second time in Obamacare's short five-year life, the Supreme Court has a chance to kill or cripple the law in a way that political For...
 
Law means what it says: Opposing view
USA Today - Mar 04, 2015
...v. Burwell challenge to the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court presents a straightforward case of statutory interpretation. The question...
 
Today’s oral argument in King v. Burwell
The Washington Post - Mar 04, 2015
Today s oral argument in King v. Burwell This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in ,a challenge to the IRS rule authorizing the...
 
George Will: Stopping the IRS
The Holland Sentinel - Mar 04, 2015
...campaign, where she got "that kind of money." When a federal court held that the charges against Salvi were spurious, the FEC's losing lawyer...
 
McCall: Threats on social media still threats
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...social media where posters threaten and scare individuals. This leaves law enforcement with the challenge of sorting out which online threats to...
 
Leonard Pitts: Injustice is resilient, so is freedom
Battle Creek Enquirer - Mar 04, 2015
he thundered, will rise again! The Voting Rights Act was signed into law. And African Americans, who had been excluded from the ballot box for...
 
Barone: Bad law could make roads more dangerous
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...essential purpose. This problem could have been averted had the Legislature consulted the defense bar, those attorneys with expertise in the...
 
AG Schuette knows puns, politics, but not road fix
Detroit Free Press - Mar 04, 2015
...AG. For what it's worth, Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature couldn't agree on a better solution, despite years of wrangling at least,
 
Finley: Prop 1 makes Snyder, Schuette split public
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...support for the measure, even though it was a GOP-controlled Legislature that put it on the ballot. Most of the organized opposition is coming...
 
House Speaker: Michigan must reform asset forfeiture
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...well-intentioned but flawed policy called civil asset forfeiture. Under this law, officers are charging into people s homes and businesses and seizing...
 
Power: Persistence pays off in Detroit
Livingston Daily - Mar 04, 2015
...persistent and ugly politics. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved what should be the last real legal hurdle by refusing to hear a lawsuit...
 
Phil Power: Lot of moving parts in new bridge to Canada
Record-Eagle - Mar 04, 2015
...persistent and ugly politics. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved what should be the last real legal hurdle by refusing to hear a lawsuit...

News of interest to Michigan attorneys from SBM

Do you know unsung heros? Nominate them for an award today.
SBM Blog - Mar 02, 2015
...know unsung heros? Nominate them for an award today. Do you know a lawyer who always goes above and beyond the call of duty? Do you know a lawyer...
 
Do you think we need to make civics "sexy" again?
SBM Blog - Mar 03, 2015
...communities. What do you think? Do you have any ideas on how we can work together to make civics education better? Posted by Samantha Meinke SBM Blog
 
In Memoriam: James Shonkwiler
SBM Blog - Feb 28, 2015
...February 24 at the age of 79, after a long and exemplary career in criminal justice. James L. Shonkwiler, Jr. of Grand Ledge, died February 24 at...
 
SBM Young Lawyers Section Launches Everyday Justice Instagram Competition
SBM Blog - Feb 26, 2015
SBM Young Lawyers Section Launches Everyday Justice Instagram Competition The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section has launched a new...
 
Michigan Supreme Court Appoints Two to Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum
SBM Blog - Feb 18, 2015
Michigan Supreme Court Appoints Two to Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed two federal members to the...
 
Governor Snyder Appoints T. David Law to Oakland County District Court
SBM Blog - Feb 11, 2015
Governor Snyder Appoints T. David Law to Oakland County District Court Governor Rick Snyder appointed T. David Law to the 52-1 District Court...

 

 

 

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