January 18, 2004 - January 24, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 4

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 1/25.

1/27/04 Senate Judiciary
Agenda: Dept. of Corrections presentation regarding prison capacity, prisoner intake, the parole & release process, and community corrections.

1/27/04 House Judiciary
Agenda items: HB 5381 Judgment lien (See Sections & Committees); SB 826 Certain provisions relating to the board of county auditors for the county of Saginaw;
TESTIMONY ONLY: HB 5115 Penalties for landlords who repeatedly rent housing units without abating known lead hazards.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Capitol Agenda
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(Detroit News, 1/24/04)

In the Hall of Justice
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold an administrative public hearing on Thursday, January 29, 2003, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom located on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915.
Agenda of Administrative Public Hearing
Directions to Hall of Justice and Visitor Parking

At the Bar

Sections and Committees
The Real Property Law Section submitted a public policy report stating their opposition to HB 5381 (Judgment Liens). HB 5381 is on the January 27th House Judiciary Committee agenda.

Federal News
Complete Text of the State of the Union Address
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(Lansing State Journal, 1/21/04)

Appeals Court Allows N.Y. Anti-mask Law
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(CNN.com, 1/21/04)

Court Rejects Kenyan's Appeal in Embassy Attack
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(Washington Post, 1/20/04)

Court Backs EPA on Anti-Pollution Rules
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(New York Times, 1/22/04)

Appeals Court Stays Order To Free Padilla
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(Washington Post, 1/23/04)

Rep. Smith May Not Face Ethics Inquiry
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(Lansing State Journal, 1/22/04)

State News
Governor Granholm will deliver the State of the State address at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27.

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center
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