Category Archives: Michigan Legislation

Michigan to Compensate The Wrongfully Convicted

  When talking about Michigan criminal justice reform, which we do from time to time on this blog, one of the subjects that comes up regularly is compensation of the wrongfully convicted. If you haven’t run into the subject before, it refers to the government providing financial compensation for people who have been wrongfully convicted […]

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Michigan Governor Signs New Criminal Justice Reform Bills

  Reducing recidivism among the former prison inmates in Michigan has long been a goal of lawmakers and politicians in our state. However, wanting something and actually being able to achieve it are often very different things. So when our Governor said that he planned to reform the criminal justice system in Michigan, replacing outdated […]

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Courser / Gamrat Scandal Inspires New House Bill

The Courser / Gamrat Scandal sex here in Michigan is probably going to take a long time to go away. People tend to enjoy a good gossip (if one can call gossip “good”!) and a scandalous subject often gets dredged up again and again until it’s luster has finally worn off. However in this particular […]

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New Michigan Bill Proposed To Ban E-Cigarettes For Under 18s.

  Currently, Michigan law says that you have to be 18 years of age to purchase tobacco products. This includes cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dip, cigars, and cigarillos. What the list doesn’t include, however, is e-cigarettes and other nicotine vapor products. As a result of this loophole, teens all over Michigan have been able to purchase […]

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Michigan Senate Approves Criminal Justice Overhaul

“Criminal Justice Overhaul” have been buzzwords around Michigan in the last few years. Michigan Governor Snyder has been saying that he wants to focus on changes that embody “smart justice” here in the Great Lakes State. Now we have Senate bills proposing major changes to our criminal laws.   Talk is Cheap   While our […]

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Senate vs. House Bills For Regulating Transportation

With each new technological development and each new application of that technology, the law is often left scrambling to play catch up. Let’s face it, life moves faster than legislation. But the Michigan Senate is hoping to address that growing gap in at least one major area this year – ridesharing.   Apps like Uber, […]

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