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October 03, 2009

MSC Order List: October 2, 2009

On Friday, Ocotber 2, 2009, the Michigan Supreme Court amended its order granting leave to appeal in People v. Houthoofd to modify the questions that the parties are to address. The parties are now ordered to address "whether venue was properly laid in Saginaw County with respect to the defendant’s solicitation to commit murder and witness intimidation charges, whether the defendant is entitled to retrial on the false pretenses and witness intimidation charges in the event that his conviction for solicitation to commit murder is not reinstated, and the relevance, if any of the defendant’s statement to the trial court, over his counsel’s objection, that he wanted the cases tried together." Our post on the order granting leave is here.

The Court also ordered the Clerk to schedule oral argument on the application for leave to appeal in People v. Barbarich. The Court orderd the parties to address whether the officer properly stopped the defendant's car under the Fourth Amendment. The Court denied reconsideration in 1 case and denied leave to appeal in another.

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