Michigan

698 ABA Journal articles on Michigan.

Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

Federal court tosses judge’s suit against sheriff who investigated her for releasing courtroom video

A federal judge in Michigan has dismissed a retaliation lawsuit filed by a state court judge against the sheriff who sought to charge her for releasing a courtroom video showing…

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

Lawyer works and sleeps in shack to raise money for her nonprofit law firm

A Detroit lawyer who founded a nonprofit law firm to help the poor is working and sleeping in a makeshift shack until she raises at least $18,500 on a

Radio-host lawyer is reprimanded after ‘angry black women’ comment

A Michigan lawyer who hosts a Detroit radio program has been reprimanded after telling a probation officer that she had “angry black women’s syndrome.”

The Oct. 19 reprimand by…

Judge was unaware he gave joint custody to father accused of raping the then-12-year-old mother

A Michigan judge says he was not aware he had awarded joint legal custody of a boy to a father accused of raping the boy’s mother when she was…

Alleged rapist of 12-year-old girl is awarded joint custody of child who was conceived

Updated: A Michigan man and convicted sex offender who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in an alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl was awarded joint legal custody of the…

Cases raise questions about adult guardianship and lawyer-hospital relationships
Cases in Michigan and South Carolina are raising questions about lawyers who receive guardianship appointments as a result of their relationships with hospitals.
Michigan mom who ignored consent order to vaccinate her son sentenced to 7 days in jail

A Michigan mom has been sentenced to seven days in jail for contempt of court for failing to follow a consent order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son.

Rebecca Bredow was…

Trump’s lawyer forwards email that ‘validates’ president’s stance on Charlottesville
An email forwarded by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer stated that there’s no difference between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and George Washington, and that the protest group Black Lives Matter has been infiltrated by terrorist organizations.
Couple can’t sue cops for killing their dogs because the pets were unlicensed, federal judge rules
A Michigan federal judge has tossed a civil rights lawsuit filed by a couple who claimed Detroit police officers operating as a “dog death squad” shot and killed their three dogs during a marijuana raid.
Drunken driving on private driveway can violate DWI law, state supreme court rules

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors can bring charges against a man accused of driving while intoxicated on his own private driveway.

The supreme court reinstated the prosecution…

Alleged judge stalkers made obscene phone calls, sent explicit photos; judges live in fear, cop says

Judge Vonda Evans of Wayne County, Michigan, says a stalker sent her graphic messages and photos of his genitalia. Sixteen judges in Broward County, Florida, received obscene phone calls and…

In Flint water crisis, could involuntary manslaughter charges actually lead to prison time?

    Last week, Michigan’s top prosecutor announced that five officials, including the state’s Health Department head Nick Lyon, will face charges of involuntary manslaughter for a death resulting from…

    Five Michigan officials charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water debacle

    The leader of Michigan’s health department and four other state water officials have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of an 85-year-old man who succumbed to Legionnaires’ disease…

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