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May 2010

May 2010
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May 12, 2010

COA Opinion: Intent to commit two separate felonies during the course of a single home invasion does not support two separate home invasion convictions

On May 11, 2010, the Court of Appeals published its opinion in People v. Baker, No. 286769. Through an opinion authored by Judge O'Connell, the Court of Appeals ordered that one of the defendant's two home invasion convictions be vacated. It was undisputed that the two separate convictions were based on a single, continuous home invasion. The defe

May 2010
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May 2010
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May 10, 2010

Elena Kagan to be next SCOTUS nominee

MSNBC is reporting that Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be announced this morning as President Obama's nominee to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the United States' Supreme Court.' You can find' our recent post regarding Ms. Kagan's comments as moderator of a Supreme Court panel at the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference

May 2010
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May 08, 2010

MSC Order List: May 7, 2010

The Michigan Supreme Court granted leave to appeal in Tus v. Hurt, No. 139769. The case arose after a mortgage company foreclosed on a house nearly 15 years after the last payment had been made and despite the fact that the house had been sold to a new owner. The Court of Appeals

May 2010
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May 08, 2010

MSC Order: Brooks v. Starr Commonwealth

After oral argument on the application in Brooks v. Starr Commonwealth, No. 139144, the Michigan Supreme Court decided the Youth Rehabilitation Services Act does not create an actionable duty to the general public. Accordingly, the Court reversed the Court of Appeals'

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