Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
August 8–14, 2011
Volume 9 Issue 33

In the Capitol
The Michigan House and Senate are not in formal session this week.
Senate Session Schedule
House Session Schedule

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

Federal News
Trend to Lighten Harsh Sentences Catches On in Conservative States
(New York Times, 8/12/11)

2 Republicans from Mich. on U.S. Debt Panel
(Detroit Free Press, 8/11/11)

State News
Michigan Bill Targets Use of 'Foreign' Laws Like Sharia
(Detroit News, 8/13/11)

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Wants Medical Marijuana Law Modified
(Detroit Free Press, 8/11/11)

Gov. Snyder Approves New Congressional Districts Despite Challenges
(Lansing State Journal, 8/9/11)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center | Michigan Supreme Court | Michigan Legislature | MCL Search Engines