Category Archives: Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Supreme Court Ruling

Supreme Court Decision on Michigan License Plates   A decision by the Michigan Supreme Court could affect drivers all over the state, due to a recent ruling on license plates. But according to the high court, how drivers are affected is entirely in their own hands.

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Juvenile Life Imprisonment: Michigan Supreme Court Denies Review

Last month, the Michigan Supreme Court denied a motion to review its mandatory juvenile life sentencing ruling handed down this past summer. This ruling affected those serving mandatory life sentences for offenses committed as minors. In 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled that juvenile life imprisonment sentences that failed to take into account elements […]

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Law

Supreme Court to Rule on MMA Cases The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear two medical marijuana related cases in which the defendants believe that the state’s medical marijuana laws should protect them from prosecution. Both individuals claim that having legally issued medical marijuana cards is reason enough to avoid criminal charges, even if […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Ruling

Governor Cannot Revoke Commutations In a landmark decision last month, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that once a Michigan Governor grants a prison commutation, it cannot be taken back. A prison commutation is similar to a pardon except instead of forgiving a prisoner’s crime altogether, it gives the Governor the power to reduce a […]

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