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Category Archives: Michigan Supreme Court

Is The MI Supreme Court a National Leader on Reversing Wrongful Convictions?

The Michigan Supreme Court has been called a ‘national leader’ for their recent decision to overturn a long prison sentence handed to a man who had been aquitted of murder charges, but convicted of a firearm charge. It was an unprecedented case, and one that attorneys all over the country are saying will likely become […]

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Emotional Support Dogs in Michigan Court Rooms: Will The Supreme Court Decide?

  The Americans with Disabilities Act provides for the use of service animals, including in court rooms around the nation, for people with disabilities. However that doesn’t include “emotional-support” animals. Why? Because as of yet, the use of a dog or other therapy animal, by people who aren’t disabled, but need added emotional support during […]

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Was a Judge’s Home Visit Legal? Our Michigan Supreme Court Will Decide.

  According to the American Bar Association, the role of a Judge in court proceedings is like umpires in baseball, or referees in football or basketball. Their role is to see that the rules of court procedures are followed by both sides. That means “without regard to which side is popular, without regard to who […]

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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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