July 26, 2004 - August 1, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 30

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate is recessed until August 4th.

Complete Committee Meeting List

At the Bar
State Bar 2004 Commissioner Election Results
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(State Bar of Michigan, 7/23/04)

JTC, YLS and Rep. Assembly Election Results
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(State Bar of Michigan, 7/23/04)


State Bar Unveils Redesigned Website
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(State Bar of Michigan, 7/23/04)


Stecker wins Apex Grand Award
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(State Bar of Michigan, 7/21/04)

Sections and Committees

The Legal Aid Committee submitted a public policy report regarding Administrative File Number 2000-32 - Proposed Administrative Order Regarding Minimum Standards for Indigent Criminal Appellate Defense Services. The Committee did not take a position on the Order but recommended that the bar seek guidance from and give great weight to the views of organizations such as the State Appellate Defender Organization and the Criminal Defense Association of Michigan when formulating any bar position.

Federal News
ACLU Punch Card Lawsuit Goes To Trial
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(Traverse City Record-Eagle, 07/27/04)

Lawyer Shortage Said Hurting Defendants
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(Washington Post, 07/28/04)

Nader Sues To Get On State Ballot
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(Holland Sentinel, 07/29/04)

Jailed American's Parents Sue U.S.
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(Washington Times, 07/29/04)

State News
The Primary Election is Tuesday, August 3, 2004.
View a list of all official Michigan Primary Candidates
The Secretary of State hosts an informational Web site for voters.
Go to The Michigan Secretary of State Publius Voter Information Center

Mich. High Court Decision Could Limit Pain, Suffering Damages In Auto Cases
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(Lansing State Journal, 07/27/04)

Ruling Targets Girls Sports
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(Detroit Free Press, 07/28/04)

Proposed Courts Target Substance Abuse
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(Ann Arbor News, 07/28/04)

New State Law Creates Election Receiving Boards
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(Oakland Press, 07/28/04)

Companies' PACs Doing Well Despite Struggling Economy
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(Lansing State Journal, 07/31/04)

Links of Interest
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