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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A story in the Tuesday Michigan Report incorrectly described the terms of office to the Supreme Court up for election this year. There is a full eight-year term where Justice David Viviano is seeking reelection and a partial term where Justice Kyra Harris Bolden is seeking to keep her seat on the court.

Campaign Notes: MI Assoc For Justice Endorses Bolden, Thomas
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Michigan Association of Justice on Tuesday announced endorsements for the reelection of incumbent Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kyra Harris Bolden and the election high court bench hopeful Kimberly Ann Thomas.

Supreme Court Reverses Oil Service Pit Injury Ruling On No-Fault Benefits
Thursday, February 8, 2024

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a Court of Appeals holding in a case of a woman injured after falling into a service pit at an automotive shop, with a majority of the court ruling that she was entitled to no-fault benefits.

Cavanagh, Bolden Dissent As Court Denies Review Warrant Of Arrest
Friday, January 12, 2024

The Michigan Supreme Court should have vacated a trial court's ruling on appeal for a woman who was convicted of resisting a warrant arrest without insufficient evidence, wrote Justice Megan Cavanagh in a dissenting opinion after the high court denied leave in the case.

Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Two Prejudice Cases
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

In two unsigned orders issued Wednesday, the Michigan Supreme Court declined to take up cases that dealt with potential prejudice against defendants.

Supreme Court Remands 50+ Sentencing Appeals Due To Recent Ruling
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

A glut of criminal cases seeking leave to appeal on sentencing grounds were remanded Wednesday to the Court of Appeals by the Michigan Supreme Court, with justices citing their recent decision in People v. Posey.

Judges Required To Receive Continuing Education
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

All Michigan judges starting in 2024 must complete at least 24 hours of continuing judicial education every two years under a Michigan Supreme Court order issued Wednesday.

Problem Solving Courts Get $18.5M In Grant Funding From SCAO
Friday, October 13, 2023

Statewide problem-solving courts were awarded $18.5 million in grants for fiscal year 2024 from the State Court Administrative Office, funding that would assist drug, mental health and veterans treatment courts.

Welch Calls For Leg Action, Bolden Keeps Party Line In High Court Term
Friday, September 29, 2023

The Michigan Supreme Court in its 2022-23 term decided several consequential and in some cases tricky questions of law, including whether equitable parenting rights extend to certain LGBTQ couples, if premises are liable for open and obvious hazard injuries and, most significantly, whether those injured before the 2019 auto no-fault insurance reforms were subject to the new fee schedule.

High Court Adopts Rules Allowing Preferred Pronouns, Restraints
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday adopted amendments that would allow parties to be identified by their preferred personal pronouns and allow the restraining of a defendant if the evidence deems it necessary.

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