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March 2009

Mar 2009
March 19, 2009

MSC Opinion: People v. Swafford

On March 18, 2009, the Michigan Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision in People v. Swafford, No 136751, holding that a prosecutor's lodging of a detainer with U.S. Marshals—rather than the prison where the defendant was incarcerated—was sufficient to trigger the speedy trial process prescribed by th

Mar 2009
March 19, 2009

MSC Order List: March 18, 2009

On March 18, 2009, the Michigan Supreme Court denied seven applications for leave to appeal, held three criminal cases in abeyance until a decision is rendered in People v. Idziak, and denied one motion for a waiver of fees in a prisoner civil action against the Michigan Department of Corrections. The Court also took substantive action in one civil and one criminal case. These cases are discussed after the

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