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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Michigan Legal News

Warrantless emergency cell phone location disclosure bill on hold in Michigan House
MLive.com - Mar 04, 2015
...back from some conservative lawmakers and other privacy proponents in the state Legislature after advancing out of committee last month. "It's...
 
A duty to act? Michigan mom pushes for penalties against bystanders who don't call 911
MLive.com - Mar 03, 2015
...is urging Michigan lawmakers to consider adopting a "duty to act" law, calling for penalties against those who fail to act when they see someone...
 
House panel ponders ending Michigan’s film incentives
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...eliminating the program comes less than three months after the last Legislature voted in December to extend the life of the program through September...
 
Will House leave film incentives on cutting room floor?
Detroit Free Press - Mar 04, 2015
...of Gov. Rick Snyder is adding fuel to desires in the Legislature to curb the credits given through the film incentives and the Michigan Economic...
 
Timeline of the Michigan's film incentives
Detroit Free Press - Mar 04, 2015
...giving incentives to filmmakers in 2008.. Some members of the state Legislature would like the incentives to end. 2007: Two films produced, generating...
 
Assaulting ref would be crime under Michigan Senate bill
Detroit Free Press - Mar 03, 2015
He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last month in Wayne County Circuit Court and faces 8-15 years in prison. Contact Kathleen Gray:
 
Michigan Democrats push for 20 percent renewable energy by 2022
MLive.com - Mar 04, 2015
...Michigan, and utilities are on track to meet the 10 percent goal required in current law," said Rep. Bill LaVoy, D-Monroe, who serves as Democratic...
 
Workers: Computer system slowing child protection efforts
Midland Daily News - Mar 03, 2015
...requests. The federal government requires the computer system. It's also required as part of court oversight of Michigan's child welfare system.
 
DCH signs up as lobbyist
Lansing State Journal (AP) - Mar 04, 2015
she said, and would have gone to pay Ruest anyway. The law requires groups "spending money in an attempt to influence" lawmakers and certain...
 
Michigan AG Bill Schuette to get hip replacement surgery (after hitting the slopes this weekend)
MLive.com - Mar 04, 2015
...hitting the slopes this weekend) LANSING, MI -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is scheduled to undergo hip replacement surgery later this...
 
Bullets Found In Maximum Security Michigan Prison Still Puzzling Investigators
CBS Detroit - Mar 04, 2015
...370 state employees who lost their jobs in the outsourcing. The governor has defended the decision to stick with the food vendor, saying the...
 
Request to remove official for ‘drunkenness’ declined
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...alcohol. Snyder spokesman Dave Murray tells The Flint Journal that the governor s office rarely intervenes in local issues. Vienna Township board members...
 
Oakley reveals names tied to reserve police force
MLive.com - Mar 04, 2015
Related: Trustee calls Oakley 'grocery store for badges' The Michigan Court of Appeals cited in a recent opinion about a Freedom of Information...
 
Experts: Beware of localities borrowing retiree costs
The Detroit News - Mar 03, 2015
...Hills and as large as Oakland County have used a little-known state law to float a combined $711 million in bonds to aid retiree health care...
 
Activist Robert Davis sues again on the way to prison
Detroit Free Press - Mar 03, 2015
...Highland Park schools, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Monday alleging he was unlawfully fired by his employer and rebuffed by his union.
 
Law firm expands into downtown Detroit
Grand Rapids Business Journal - Mar 04, 2015
Law firm expands into downtown Detroit A law firm is expanding its southeast Michigan presence by opening an office in downtown Detroit office.
 
Christianity no longer required for McBain school chief
The Detroit News - Mar 03, 2015
...a new leader of the northern Lower Peninsula district. ACLU lawyer Dan Korobkin s letter says religious tolerance is fundamental to American...

National Legal News

UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court divided over Obamacare subsidies challenge
Reuters US News - Mar 04, 2015
UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court divided over Obamacare subsidies challenge (Adds details from argument) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters)
 
Court's liberals hammer health law challengers
USA Today - Mar 04, 2015
Court's liberals hammer health law challengers t WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's four liberal justices hammered challengers to President Obama's...
 
By the numbers: The case against Obamacare
Detroit Free Press - Mar 03, 2015
...the numbers: The case against Obamacare On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging Obamacare. On Wednesday, the...
 
Supreme Court takes up major fight over health care law
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
Supreme Court takes up major fight over health care law Washington The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack...
 
A case about four words, with mammoth implications
Detroit Free Press - Mar 03, 2015
...words, with mammoth implications WASHINGTON President Obama's health care law squeaked through the Senate in 2009, the House in 2010 and the...
 
Supreme Court ruling could affect 300K Michiganians
The Detroit News - Mar 03, 2015
...would require action by not only the governor but the state Legislature. Michigan s Republican-controlled Legislature rejected Snyder s plan...
 
Could Supreme Court Obamacare ruling lead to 'chaos'? Rhetoric heats up.
The Christian Science Monitor - Mar 03, 2015
Could Supreme Court Obamacare ruling lead to 'chaos'? Rhetoric heats up. Obama administration warns of 'massive damage' to health-care system...
 
No matter what the Supreme Court decides, opinions on Obamacare won’t change - The Washington Post
The Fix - Washington Post - Mar 04, 2015
No matter what the Supreme Court decides, opinions on Obamacare won t change - The Washington Post Obamacare is back in the news today as the...
 
Court to hear Dearborn free speech case
Detroit Free Press - Mar 03, 2015
Court to hear Dearborn free speech case A group of Christian evangelists from California claims that Wayne County sheriff's deputies failed to...
 
U.S. appeals court to hear Obama immigration challenge on May 4
Reuters US News - Mar 03, 2015
...changes unconstitutional. Arpaio appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson;
 
Scathing report brings pressure for change in Ferguson
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
...that the federal government says are rooted in the police department, court and jail. The full report could serve as a roadmap for significant...
 
Pot growers convicted on fed count in state where it's legal
The Herald Palladium - Mar 03, 2015
...firearms charges that carried long prison sentences. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice set sentencing for June 10. The defendants were Rhonda...
 
Ex-CIA chief may avoid prison for leaking military secrets
Midland Daily News - Mar 04, 2015
...retention of classified material. The agreement was filed Tuesday in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Paula Broadwell, the general's...
 
Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses
The Detroit News - Mar 04, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state s probate judges to stop issuing marriage...
 
Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader
The Herald Palladium - Mar 03, 2015
...say is Edmund Pettus is definitely a strong white supremacist." An attorney who entered the Confederate army as a major in 1861 and rose to the...
 
Claim of ‘dirty money’ in politics provokes uproar in Iran
The Washington Post - Mar 04, 2015
 
A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India
The Mining Journal - Mar 04, 2015
Legal appeals against their death sentences are pending in the Supreme Court. In response to the 2012 attack and the widespread public protests...

Opinions

When it comes to bad ideas, Lansing never disappoints
Detroit Free Press - Mar 03, 2015
...presented by a Wisconsin lawmaker would enshrine single parenthood in state law as a contributor to child abuse and neglect, which is mystifying,
 
For 600,000 in state, heath coverage hangs on 4 words
Detroit Free Press - Mar 03, 2015
...may be their last, best chance to gut the now-five-year-old law Wednesday morning when the U.S. Critics of the Affordable Care Act get what may...
 
The End of Obamacare?
The Atlantic - Mar 04, 2015
...Obamacare? The latest challenge to the law, being argued before the Supreme Court today, threatens to erase the healthcare subsidies that millions of...
 
Nurse: Lives at stake before top court
USA Today - Mar 04, 2015
...filing an amicus legal brief in a watershed case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court next week, King v Burwell. We're asking the justices not to...
 
York: GOP looks for way to keep Obamacare subsidies
The Detroit News - Mar 03, 2015
...keep Obamacare subsidies What happens if Republicans win the Supreme Court case against Obamacare? What happens if Republicans win the Supreme...
 
GOP's Obamacare-lite needs to die, too: Column
USA Today - Mar 04, 2015
...Obamacare-lite needs to die, too: Column With the Supreme Court hearing another challenge to ObamaCare Wednesday, Republicans are scrambling to...
 
Rennie: In politics, corruption from coast to coast
The Detroit News - Mar 03, 2015
...fine prosecutor of public corruption, a job that is keeping law enforcement officials busy across the nation. Oregon s John Kitzhaber resigned...
 
Lee Hamilton: Learning to be a citizen
Battle Creek Enquirer - Mar 04, 2015
...the resources at hand to help you pursue them. You have to judge whether a given option can gather sufficient support in the community to go...
 
Are Companies With Drug Tests Weeding Out Great Candidates?
The Atlantic - Mar 04, 2015
...Coats, who is currently awaiting the result of his Colorado Supreme Court case on being fired from Dish Network for using medicinal marijuana,
 
Phil Power: We can finally start building the new bridge to Canada
The Holland Sentinel - Mar 04, 2015
...persistent and ugly politics. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved what should be the last real legal hurdle by refusing to hear a lawsuit...
 
Williams: Let’s reconsider James Robertson’s plight
The Detroit News - Mar 03, 2015
...a decent standard of living. But according to the National Employment Law Project, real wages for manufacturing working people declined 4.4 percent...
 
Howes: Education, skills power economic growth in MI
The Detroit News - Mar 03, 2015
...in MI A radical concept in this workaday state is emerging at the governor's clumsily named "GES 2" summit: Education drives economic growth.

News of interest to Michigan attorneys from SBM

Do you know unsung heros? Nominate them for an award today.
SBM Blog - Mar 02, 2015
...know unsung heros? Nominate them for an award today. Do you know a lawyer who always goes above and beyond the call of duty? Do you know a lawyer...
 
Do you think we need to make civics "sexy" again?
SBM Blog - Mar 03, 2015
...communities. What do you think? Do you have any ideas on how we can work together to make civics education better? Posted by Samantha Meinke SBM Blog
 
In Memoriam: James Shonkwiler
SBM Blog - Feb 28, 2015
...February 24 at the age of 79, after a long and exemplary career in criminal justice. James L. Shonkwiler, Jr. of Grand Ledge, died February 24 at...
 
SBM Young Lawyers Section Launches Everyday Justice Instagram Competition
SBM Blog - Feb 26, 2015
SBM Young Lawyers Section Launches Everyday Justice Instagram Competition The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section has launched a new...
 
Michigan Supreme Court Appoints Two to Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum
SBM Blog - Feb 18, 2015
Michigan Supreme Court Appoints Two to Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed two federal members to the...
 
Governor Snyder Appoints T. David Law to Oakland County District Court
SBM Blog - Feb 11, 2015
Governor Snyder Appoints T. David Law to Oakland County District Court Governor Rick Snyder appointed T. David Law to the 52-1 District Court...
 
Expanded SBM member profiles now available
Legal News - Feb 04, 2015
Expanded SBM member profiles now available The State Bar of Michigan has partnered with the online legal marketplace ZeekBeek.com to build a...

 

 

 

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