Monday, November 26, 2012
November 28 Public Administrative Hearing
Court performance measures, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals camera rules on agenda for Supreme Court's Nov. 28 public administrative hearing
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
It's a New School Year!
Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center welcomes students, seeks volunteers
Friday, May 11, 2012
Taking Bar Exam Essays by Laptop is Focus of New Pilot Projects By
Aspiring lawyers taking the bar examination have traditionally
written their answers by hand, including lengthy responses to essay questions. But starting with the July 2012 bar exam, some exam takers will answer essay questions using their personal laptops, as part of a pilot project announced by the Michigan Board of Law Examiners today.
Friday, March 30, 2012
First Amendment Challenge to Michigan State University
A Michigan State University ordinance that makes it a crime to disrupt “the normal activity” of any MSU employee is at issue in an appeal that the Michigan Supreme Court will hear argued next week.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
CHALLENGE TO COUNTY COMMISSION APPORTIONMENT LAW TO BE HEARD
Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether 2011 Public Act 280 violates state
Constitution; Governor, Oakland Board of Commissioners appeal Michigan Court of
Appeals ruling striking down part of act as unconstitutional “local or special act”
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
DEFENDANTS PLEADING GUILTY WOULD BE WARNED THAT SENTENCES
Judges taking guilty pleas in criminal cases would have to
advise offenders that their sentences could be longer if they are deemed to be habitual offenders, under a proposed court rule change being mulled by the Michigan Supreme Court.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Bonnie L. Rozema of Byron Center Named to Court Reporting
Bonnie L. Rozema of Byron Center, Michigan has been appointed to the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review by the Michigan Supreme Court. She will serve a partial term that will expire on March 31, 2013.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
DEFENDANT IN CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE SEEKS TO OVERTURN CONVICTION;
Child witness testified behind a screen; defendant claims Confrontation Clause violation Challenges to felony convictions for failure to pay child support also before Supreme Court; defendants allege they lacked ability to pay
Monday, August 29, 2011
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR CHILD WELFARE AWARDS; FOSTER CARE REVIEW
The Foster Care Review Board is seeking nominations for its
annual Child Welfare Awards, which honor judges, lawyers, foster care workers, and foster parents for exemplary service to children in Michigan’s foster care system.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
2011 JUDICIAL RESOURCES RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING CUTTING SOME
Report by State Court Administrative Office calls for eliminating 45 trial court judgeships, four judgeships on the Michigan Court of Appeals; 31 new trial court judgeships also needed in some areas, SCAO finds, but does not recommend additions because of state, local economic climates