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.
Bernstein, a Democratic nominee and Republican-nominated Zahra will return to the state’s highest court. Their reelection maintains the 4-3 advantage on the court for justices nominated by the Democratic Party.
The Michigan Supreme Court upholds Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s guidance to clerks barring poll challengers from bringing phones into absentee counting stations. It’s Republicans’ second court loss involving voting rules in as many days.