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707 ABA Journal Michigan articles.

Cooley Law’s Kalamazoo, Michigan, campus approved by ABA’s Legal Ed section

Updated: Following months of litigation, the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has approved Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s…

Dan Linna: Taking the measure of legal innovation
When his law firm enlisted then-litigator Daniel W. Linna Jr. for a presentation on evaluating potential trial outcomes, he presented his Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn peers with a hypothetical case—a teaching approach he used later as an adjunct at the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law.
Larry Nassar’s lawyers link judge’s ‘free-for-all’ hearing to prison assault, seek new sentence

A court filing links a Michigan judge’s conduct at a sentencing hearing to an inmate attack on former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was convicted in two courts for…

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging constitutional right to literacy; plaintiffs vow appeal
A Detroit federal judge dismissed a lawsuit last week that accused the city's schools of denying children their fundamental right of access to literacy.
Justice Department backs conservative students who claim universities stifle speech

The U.S. Justice Department is backing students in several cases who argue their universities are restricting their First Amendment right to express their views.

In the most recent case, the…

6th Circuit panel upholds mandatory retirement at 70 for Michigan judges
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to Michigan's mandatory retirement age for state judges.
Michigan State agrees to $500M settlement with victims of Larry Nassar

Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with 332 victims of Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor for the university who was sentenced to prison for sexually…

Religious freedom law doesn’t shield funeral home that fired transgender worker, 6th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects a funeral home director who was fired after disclosing that she was transitioning from male…

Estate recovers nothing for mistaken brain surgery because lawyers used estopped negligence claim
The case of a woman who died after undergoing mistaken brain surgery involves apparent errors by her doctors and her lawyers, according to a Michigan Supreme Court justice who agreed with a decision to overturn the $20 million award.
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…

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