Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
March 28–April 3, 2011
Volume 9 Issue 14

In the Capitol
Session for the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate will reconvene on April 12.
House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Challenge to sex offender registration before Michigan Supreme Court in oral arguments this week

At the Bar
Sections and Committees
The Probate & Estate Planning Section reported the following Public Policy position:
Support: SB 0192 Probate; wills and estates; estate administration fee; allow deduction for amount of mortgage on real property. Amends sec. 871 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.871).

Federal News
Supreme Court Shields Prosecutors in Wrongful Convictions
(Los Angeles Times, 4/3/11)

State News
Governor, GOP Leaders Note Accomplishments
(Lansing State Journal, 4/1/11)

Snyder Leaves Judge Jobs Vacant, Seeks Permanent Cuts
(Detroit News, 3/31/11)

Chief Justice Supports Smaller Judiciary
(Oakland Press, 3/29/11)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center | Michigan Supreme Court | Michigan Legislature | MCL Search Engines