On December 28, 2011, in lieu of granting leave to appeal, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded People v. Stecker, No. 143943, to the Court of Appeals for consideration as on leave granted.
In lieu of granting leave to appeal in Haywood v. Schumaker, No. 143534, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded the case to the Court of Appeals for reconsideration in light of Driver v. Naini, 490 Mich 239 (2011). Justice Cavanagh would deny leave to appeal. Justice Hathaway would grant leave to appeal.
In lieu of granting leave to appeal in People v. Spangler, No. 143418, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded the case to the Oakland Circuit Court and directed that court to comply with a Court of Appeals order. The Court denied the application in all other respects.
The Court ordered that the application for leave to appeal in People v. Edwards, No. 143502, be held in abeyance pending the decision in People v. Vaughn, No. 142627, pending on appeal before the Court.
The Court directed the Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney to answer the waiver of counsel issue in People v. Childress, No. 143606.
The Michigan Supreme Court denied an application for leave to appeal prior to decision by the Court of Appeals. The Court denied 211 other applications for leave to appeal. The Court also denied 12 motions for reconsideration. A motion for reconsideration was dismissed following the parties' stipulation to dismissal.