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January 30, 2009

MSC Order List: January 29, 2009

On Thursday, January 29, the MSC took action in two cases. In one, the MSC denied a prisoner's motion to waive the filing fees. In the other, Jacobson v. Norfolk Development Corp., the MSC also granted sanctions against the appellant, ruling that there "was no reasonable basis for belief that there was a mer

Jan 2009
January 29, 2009

MSC Order List: January 28, 2009

In yesterday's order list, the Michigan Supreme Court granted applications in two criminal cases.

  • In People v. Idziak, the Court asked the parties to brief the following questions: (1) whether the Parole Board is required to compute a new parole eligibility date for inmates who commit new criminal offenses whi

Jan 2009
January 29, 2009

More on cellphone use in Michigan courts

As previously reported in this Blog, the Michigan Supreme Court is accepting comments until May 1 on two proposals addressing cellphone use in Michigan courts.' The Battle Creek Enquirer weighs in with its recommendation

Jan 2009
January 28, 2009

COA denies teachers and union standing to enforce statutory expulsion of assaultive students

On January 27, 2009, the COA issued a published opinion in Lansing Schools Education Assocation v. Lansing School District Board of Education, No. 279895, affirming the lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit against the school district by its teachers' union challenging the school district's discipline of students because the teachers' union lacked standing.

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