Two cases pending before the Michigan Supreme Court argue the state should pay for the losses business took during mandatory COVID-19 business closures. Government officials maintain they had the power to do so.
A Michigan Supreme Court rule that goes into effect Jan. 1 will require judges and court staff to address attorneys and others appearing in court by their preferred pronouns, including they/them pronouns.
Michigan Supreme Court rules that thousands of crash survivors aren’t subject to medical fee caps imposed by a 2019 law that lowered most rates. Detractors say that may make premiums more expensive ‘for many decades.’
The Michigan Supreme Court will soon decide whether to increase the minimum wage for hourly and tipped workers. Restaurants say that hurt will servers and lead to layoffs. Proponents say servers deserve better pay.
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission says Sidney Powell and other lawyers who tried to overturn the 2020 election committed ‘misconduct.’ A separate discipline board will now consider punishments.
Currently, governments can automatically appeal lawsuits if their immunity claim fails, dragging out litigation for years. Officials say changing course will mean higher costs. But injury victims and others say justice delayed is justice denied.
Civil forfeiture is meant to hit criminals in the pocketbook. But loopholes allow police to seize vehicles even when no charges result. Many are forced to pay $900 to get their cars back. Authorities collect millions in revenues.
Justice Richard Bernstein’s public attack on a fellow justice for hiring a clerk who once shot at police is a tacit admission that Bernstein doesn’t believe in the very system he is oathbound to defend. More than anyone else, Pete Martel gave me hope that the system was redeemable.