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June 2010

Jun 2010
June 23, 2010

COA Opinion: Unintentional Kent County jury system computer glitch resulted in underrepresentation of African-Americans in jury venires and a Sixth Amendment violation

On June 22, 2010, the Court of Appeals released Judge Borrello's opinion in People v. Bryant, No. 280073,involving a claim that a defendant's Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury, drawn from a fair cross-section of the community, was violated when his Kent County jury venire of 42 only had one African-American. This argument had been made prev

Jun 2010
Jun 2010
June 22, 2010

MSC Opinion: Shepherd Montessori Center Milan v. Ann Arbor Charter Township

In Shepherd Montessori Center Milan v. Ann Arbor Charter Township, the Michigan Supreme Court rejected a religious entity's equal-protection challenge to the denial of a zoning variance because the religious entity failed to demonstrate disparate treatment of similarly situated entities based on religion. Accordingly,

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