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Friday, August 29, 2014

Michigan Legal News:

Appeals court reinstates suit by Detroit cop Tasered in '06 traffic stop
The Detroit News - Aug 28, 2014
...unrestricted opportunity to relitigate an issue already decided in state court. A lawyer for Farmington Hills, Kenneth G. Galica, said the city will...
 
U-M police officer files 'whistleblower' lawsuit against chief, university
MLive.com - Aug 28, 2014
...since 1992 and was promoted to sergeant in 2000, according to his attorney Nicholas Roumel. In 2013, Steiner submitted a letter of interest for...
 
Judge says late-night police questioning of marijuana suspects legal; lawyer says not in America
MLive.com - Aug 28, 2014
Judge says late-night police questioning of marijuana suspects legal; lawyer says not in America GRAND RAPIDS, MI Saying authorities' conduct...
 
Judge rejects Detroit creditor's attack on mediators, may issue sanctions
The Detroit News - Aug 28, 2014
...accused Chief District Court Judge Gerald Rosen and mediator-attorney Eugene Driker of having naked favoritism for retirees. Syncora accused...
 
Groups fight to end water cutoffs
The Detroit News - Aug 28, 2014
...Spirit of Detroit statue. Water is a human right. What the mayor (and) governor is doing is immoral. It s just flat-out inhumane. If it s been...
 
Muslim conference coming to Detroit this weekend stirs controversy
Detroit Free Press - Aug 29, 2014
Some military veterans and tea party leaders are criticizing the governor for speaking at an ISNA convention. Gerald Bloomfield of Ypsilanti...
 
Minimum 17-year sentence sought in Dearborn Heights porch shooting
The Detroit News - Aug 28, 2014
...Siringas wrote. A message seeking comment was left with Wafer s attorney, Cheryl Carpenter. Siringas said guidelines for Wafer s sentence are...
 
Murder charge dismissed against Flint teen accused in killing at vacant house
MLive.com - Aug 28, 2014
...that she did not know what Hopkins said to Rankin. Hopkins' attorney, Bernhardt Christenson III, argued that his client was nothing more than...
 
Jury finds Lansing brothers guilty of torture for hanging, stabbing pit bull
Detroit Free Press - Aug 28, 2014
...there are proper ways to deal with problems. Nicholas Conley s attorney Adam Rumschlag said he was disappointed in the verdicts. My client and...
 
Truth Squad issues warning on ad attacking AG Schuette
Bridge - Aug 27, 2014
...issues warning on ad attacking AG Schuette Who: Mark Totten for Michigan Attorney General What: YouTube video, Bill Schuette, Michigan s far right...
 
Emotional retirement ceremony marks end of Judge Donald Shelton's 24 years on bench
MLive.com - Aug 28, 2014
...help people on a bigger scale than he had been able to do as a private attorney. "I guess what I will miss about this is every day when I come...
 
Popular former Mount Clemens judge, lawmaker dies at 94
The Macomb Daily - Aug 28, 2014
Steeh and Hader). He was elected in 1952 to a term in the state Legislature. He was a state senator from 1954 to 1957. He was the first chairman...
 
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's son buys Rosa Parks archive
Detroit Free Press - Aug 28, 2014
...and offered up to the highest bidder, said Farmington Hills lawyer Steve Cohen, who represented the educational institute that Parks founded...

National Legal News:

Obamacare’s Latest Threat Nears Turning Point in Court
Bloomberg - Aug 28, 2014
...Point in Court Two years after a single vote on the U.S. Supreme Court saved a core part of Obamacare, opponents are trying to topple the measure...
 
Florida appeals court says state can rule on gay marriage ban
Reuters US News - Aug 28, 2014
...ruling on its same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court eventually decides on the issue. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argued that...
 
Some Federal Agencies Still Don't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
Bloomberg Businessweek - Aug 28, 2014
...Still Don't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages After the U.S. Supreme Court repealed key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act last year, most federal...
 
Current law gives police wide latitude to use deadly force
The Washington Post - Aug 28, 2014
...others. Law enforcement experts say the legal standard, established by two Supreme Court rulings from the 1980s, makes it likely the police officer...
 
IBM, Ford Win Dismissal of Claims They Aided Apartheid
Bloomberg - Aug 28, 2014
...conduct that occurs in foreign countries, including a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision in a lawsuit accusing two foreign-based units of Royal Dutch...
 
Takeda, Lilly Lose Bid to Get $9 Billion Actos Award Dismissed
Washington Post - Bloomberg - Aug 28, 2014
...by Bloomberg, will probably be cut because the U.S. Supreme Court has said such bad-conduct awards must be proportional to compensatory damage...
 
Colorado judge denies special probe in James Holmes' notebook leak
Reuters US News - Aug 28, 2014
...at the time, and wanted Winter to reveal her sources. The New York Court of Appeals ultimately sided with Winter, and the U.S. Supreme Court...
 
NCAA filing hints at appeal strategy O'Bannon case
USA Today - Aug 28, 2014
...antitrust lawsuit. In filing a with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, lawyers for the association indicated that they will take issue with...

Opinions:

Gay marriage: Which case will the Supreme Court choose?
Detroit Free Press - Aug 29, 2014
...case that would resolve a number of outstanding legal issues, state Attorney General Mark Herring says. Arguments against: Herring, a Democrat...
 
Gay-marriage bans get the Posner treatment
The Washington Post - Aug 28, 2014
litigation, when Cooper conceded in oral argument before the Supreme Court that all discrimination against homosexuals was irrational. For his...
 
Nancy Kaffer: Another day, another shameless attempt to steal DIA's art
Detroit Free Press - Aug 28, 2014
...lollipop, no, really. That was around the same time a Syncora attorney called the DIA but said the collection should be sold to satisfy grubby debts.
 
Justice Scalia on elitist and populist versions of originalism
The Washington Post - Aug 28, 2014
...Columbia v. Heller (2008), the first case in which the Supreme Court recognized an individual right to bear arms under the Second Amendment):
 
An eye-popping chart that shows how campaign finance reform has failed - The Washington Post
The Fix - Washington Post - Aug 28, 2014
...law's passage -- and in the wake of the landmark Citizens United Supreme Court ruling in 2010 -- vastly more untraceable money is flowing through...

News of interest to Michigan attorneys from SBM

State Bar of Michigan to Honor 2014 Award Winners at Sept. 17 Banquet in Grand Rapids
State Bar of Michigan - Aug 26, 2014
State Bar of Michigan to Honor 2014 Award Winners at Sept. 17 Banquet in Grand Rapids State Bar of Michigan members will gather at the Amway...
 
SBM Representative Assembly to Present Two Awards on Sept. 18 in Grand Rapids
SBM Blog - Aug 26, 2014
SBM Representative Assembly to Present Two Awards on Sept. 18 in Grand Rapids The State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly will present...

 

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