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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Michigan Legal News

MSU off the hook in woman's lawsuit over fall
Record-Eagle - Oct 23, 2014
...dorm wasn't open to the general public at the hour Pew was injured. Attorney Ven Johnson says the decision is "unjust." He'll ask the Supreme...
Attorney general announces propane suit settlement - Petoskey News-Review: State-region
Petoskey News-Review - Oct 23, 2014
Attorney general announces propane suit settlement - Petoskey News-Review: State-region DETROIT (AP) A settlement has been reached between Michigan...
Attorney General candidate Mark Totten promises to be lawyer 'for the people'
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...Governor s office subject to FOIA and look at subjecting the legislature as well. He acknowledged those priorities may take legislative action,
Coffee-pouring Attorney General Bill Schuette says upcoming election is his 'job interview'
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...a precinct delegate, state lawmaker, congressman, department head, Michigan Court of Appeals judge and Attorney General. Out of all of those,
Dan Gilbert jabs Rick Snyder for anti-Tesla bill
Lansing State Journal (AP) - Oct 22, 2014
...Baruah, president of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, supported the governor's action. "The Chamber believes that the Detroit region,
Godfrey Dillard: Longtime civil rights lawyer sets sights on SOS position
MLive.com - Oct 22, 2014
...Michigan Supreme Court. He was named as a Champion of Justice by the State Bar of Michigan and received the University of Michigan s Leonard F. Sain...
Two vying for 51st District Court judgeship
The Oakland Press - Oct 22, 2014
...first elected in 2002. Prior to that, he was a practicing attorney for 13 years and a former staff attorney for Oakland County Circuit Judge...
'Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice' seminar offered by SBM
Legal News - Oct 21, 2014
...and Tools for a Successful Practice' seminar offered by SBM The State Bar of Michigan will present Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice from...

National Legal News

Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It
NPR Blogs - Oct 22, 2014
...Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It Once again the U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record, but Wednesday marks the first time that the...
Why a US judge ruled that Puerto Rico's gay marriage ban is legal
The Christian Science Monitor - Oct 22, 2014
...federal judges who have overturned gay marriage bans for not following Supreme Court Bucking a tidal wave of federal court rulings striking down...
Transgender, gay inmates sue over jail rights
Shoreline Media Group - Oct 22, 2014
...equal access to services while in custody, said Melissa Goodman, an attorney for the ACLU of Southern California. "Gay, bisexual and transgender...
Houston pastors fight censorship
The Mining Journal - Oct 22, 2014
...pastors' work to get HERO repealed, though. Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general, and a Republican candidate for governor, sent a letter to Mayor...
2 closed Alabama abortion clinics reopen
Midland Daily News - Oct 22, 2014
giving the state a total of five licensed clinics. An attorney with the state health department says the Planned Parenthood Southeast clinic...
City attorney: Minneapolis can't ban Redskins name
USA Today - Oct 22, 2014
APNewsBreak: Child welfare agency settles lawsuits
Midland Daily News - Oct 22, 2014
Lavallee, who raised concerns of possible misuse involving the registry to the legislature's Judiciary Committee in March, said the arbitrator's decision...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the stage at Arena for Friday’s ‘Our War’ performance
The Washington Post - Oct 23, 2014
...read a monologue of their choice. On Friday that space belongs to Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, above, who will read That...

Opinions

Snyder and Schauer both wrong; potential revenue lost to schools is a billion dollars a year
Michigan Radio - Oct 23, 2014
...the podcast/radio version of the story. In the race for governor, few things are disputed more than education funding under Gov. Rick Snyder.
Our view: Schuette deserves second term
Midland Daily News - Oct 22, 2014
Our view: Schuette deserves second term Attorney General Bill Schuette deserves to return to Lansing for a second term. Attorney General Bill...
MLive Media Group: Re-elect Bill Schuette as Michigan's attorney general
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
MLive Media Group: Re-elect Bill Schuette as Michigan's attorney general In the office of Michigan s top prosecutor, the state needs an energetic...
MLive Media Group: Voters should return Ruth Johnson to Secretary of State office
MLive.com - Oct 23, 2014
...registration. In addition, Johnson must continue to push the Legislature and our next governor for campaign finance and lobbyist reporting reforms...
Mike Bishop about to become Matty Moroun's man in Congress
Michigan Radio - Oct 22, 2014
...owner of the Ambassador Bridge, had managed to corrupt the Legislature through that form of legalized bribery known as campaign contributions.
In Detroit, getting out the vote is a community effort
The Detroit News - Oct 22, 2014
...significantly. Community and business leaders should jointly appeal to the Legislature to make Election Day a state holiday. While this suggestion...

News of interest to Michigan attorneys from SBM

Want to be an appeals court judge?
SBM Blog - Oct 13, 2014
Want to be an appeals court judge? Governor Rick Snyder seeks applicants to fill the Fourth District Seat on the Michigan Court of Appeals when...
Michigan Supreme Court Appoints Meinecke Chief Judge of 44th District Court
SBM Blog - Oct 13, 2014
Michigan Supreme Court Appoints Meinecke Chief Judge of 44th District Court The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed the Hon. The Michigan Supreme...
Michigan appeals court Judge William Whitbeck will retire in November
SBM Blog - Oct 10, 2014
Michigan appeals court Judge William Whitbeck will retire in November Michigan Court of Appeals Judge William Whitbeck will retire on Nov. 21...
WMU Cooley Law School will close its Ann Arbor campus
SBM Blog - Oct 07, 2014
WMU Cooley Law School will close its Ann Arbor campus Western Michigan University Cooley Law School has announced that it will close its Ann...
Does the Natural Resources & Environmental Protection Act apply to shooting ranges?
SBM Blog - Oct 07, 2014
...Club v. In Cheboygan Sportsman Club v. Cheboygan County Prosecuting Attorney, the club sought to find out if conducting target practice at their...
Happy Monday: Here are puppies re-enacting a Supreme Court argument
SBM Blog - Oct 20, 2014
Happy Monday: Here are puppies re-enacting a Supreme Court argument Do you struggle to pay attention to the audio recordings of Supreme Court...

 

 

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