Michigan

Criminal Justice

Feds cite ISIS in effort to get stiff sentence for civil rights worker with law degree

Trials & Litigation

Man waited too long to challenge paternity, owes $30K in child support

Privacy law

Tea Party Alliance and ACLU back Minnesota amendment to protect email from warrantless searches

Trials & Litigation

Judge OKs $178M in Detroit bankruptcy professional fees; Jones Day gets $58M

Criminal Justice

Lost case was alleged motive for ex-prosecutor who pleaded guilty to soliciting murder of lawyer

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit upholds $3.5M judgment against former assistant AG for stalking gay college student

Court Security

Cellphone spat at federal courthouse leads to 2-year prison term

Trials & Litigation

Feinberg OKs payment for 50 deaths from $400M GM ignition fund; compensation starts at $1M

Criminal Justice

Man who drove others to home where lawyer was shot gets one year

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS, 6th Circuit agree judge was immune from suit over affair with party in case

Constitutional Law

Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases

Constitutional Law

Judge orders Michigan to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages

First Amendment

State lawyer fired for anti-gay blog posts can’t collect unemployment pay, appeals court rules

Judiciary

Detroit judge found ‘psychotic,’ mentally ill, unfit for the bench

Court Security

Charged in cop assault, man slapped security officer at courthouse en route to hearing, sheriff says

Law Schools

Cooley law school seeks to sell a building in downtown Lansing

Law Firms

Suit claims client fired law firm because of bias against Arab American partner

Constitutional Law

‘Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

Trials & Litigation

Ethics trial continues for judge claimed to be delusional, even after she announces her retirement

Criminal Justice

Man who pleaded no contest in lawyer’s shooting is sentenced along with two co-defendants