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Friday, October 24, 2014

Michigan Legal News

Terry Nolan, high-profile Muskegon attorney, gets 3-year law-license suspension for cocaine use
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...12-Step recovery group participation; and be monitored for three years by the State Bar of Michigan's Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program. "I...
 
Officers demonstrate outside Freeland prison to call attention to staffing levels
Midland Daily News - Oct 23, 2014
...regarding the low staffing levels, and to inspire citizens to contact the governor s office to remedy the situation. For more on this story,
 
Former Muskegon Family Care employees, union reach settlement with health center through National Labor Relations Board
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...facility located at 1890 E. Apple Ave. Muskegon Family Care lawyer David Rhem could not immediately provide a comment after being reached on...
 
3 sites holding out in Red Wings arena district
The Detroit News - Oct 23, 2014
...talked in weeks. The last time, they hung up on us," said attorney Alan Ackerman, who represents the owners of Paul's Place, a party store at...
 
Pontiac continues battle over Phoenix Center parking structure
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...he wanted the parking garage demolished in 2013. Steve Sallen, a lawyer representing the owners of Ottawa Towers, who allow tenants to park in...
 
Program allows people to dispute tickets online
Midland Daily News - Oct 24, 2014
...they're supposed to be doing and they are unable to hire a lawyer to help them." The software is specifically designed for each court so that...
 
Ypsilanti man cleared in child slavery case faces new charges
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...county and state prosecutors for not pursing the case, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette One day after a district judge chastised county...
 
Jackson County judicial races: 3 judges unopposed for six-year terms
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...at Michigan State University. He served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Jackson County from 1973 until 1976 and then worked in private...
 
Owdziej vs. Van den Bergh: Probate judge candidates discuss their top priorities
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...seat against Van den Bergh, 43, a social worker and attorney with the nonprofit Legal Services of South Central Michigan. In questionnaire responses...

National Legal News

3 states wage fight to keep same-sex marriage ban
The Washington Post - Oct 23, 2014
...s gay marriage ban. That s because the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, encompassing Kansas and five other states, has said a state may not...
 
Why Kansas is set to become focus of same-sex marriage fight
The Christian Science Monitor - Oct 23, 2014
...same-sex marriage fight Kansas officials say they are not bound by a Supreme Court decision that allowed federal court rulings in support of same-sex...
 
Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses
Reuters News - Oct 23, 2014
Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses (Reuters) - The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that...
 
BP Shouldn’t Get Trial on Spill Ruling, Halliburton Says
Bloomberg - mobile edition - Oct 23, 2014
13-30843, 13-31299, 13-31296 and 13-31302, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (New Orleans). The lower-court case is In re Oil Spill...
 
Broadcasters win preliminary injunction against Aereo
Reuters US News - Oct 23, 2014
...another major win for the broadcasters, after the U.S Supreme Court in June said Aereo violated their copyrights in retransmitting programming to...
 
NY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties
Bloomberg Businessweek - Oct 23, 2014
before splitting the rest with the heirs. The heirs challenged that practice, but the Court of Appeals says the publisher can keep doing it.
 
Millions view talking dogs online spoof of U.S. Supreme Court
Reuters US News - Oct 23, 2014
Millions view talking dogs online spoof of U.S. Supreme Court WASHINGTON Oct 23 (Reuters) - A comedy sketch with dogs portraying members of the...

Opinions

More on Clarence Thomas and Korematsu
The Washington Post - Oct 24, 2014
...my critique of his argument that Justice Clarence Thomas supports the Supreme Court s infamous decision in Korematsu v. United States, which...
 
First Amendment: Thank you, Ben Bradlee
The Holland Sentinel - Oct 23, 2014
...by Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein that implicated Attorney General John Mitchell and President Richard M. Nixon in Watergate...

News of interest to Michigan attorneys from SBM

Calling all reporters: Learn to cover courts from top lawyers and judges
SBM Blog - Oct 23, 2014
...reporters are invited to attend two panel discussions sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan Law and the Media Committee and the All reporters...

 

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