FOCUS: System Overload: The Costs of Under-Resourcing Public Defense
The Justice Policy Institute has published System Overload: The Costs of Under-Resourcing Public Defense. The report examines the current “chronic crisis” of public defense systems and offers recommendations.
In the Capitol
The Michigan House and Senate are not in formal session this week.
Senate Session Schedule
House Session Schedule
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New Public Acts
View all bills introduced
At The Bar
"Milliken v. Bradley—Desegregation, Busing, and Boundaries" is State Bar’s 36th Michigan Legal Milestone
The August Issue of the Michigan Bar Journal is available online.
For Obama, a Record on Diversity but Delays on Judicial Confirmations
(New York Times, 8/6/11)
ACLU: Metro Detroit Residents in 'Debtors' Prison' Because They Were Too Poor to Pay Legal Fees
County Court Program Aids Those With Mental Illness
(Livingston Daily, 8/3/11)
Michigan to Feel Impact of Debt Deal
(Detroit News, 8/2/11)