Michigan

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

Disability Law

Judge is a no-show at legal ethics trial over claims she has psychotic delusions

Trials & Litigation

Huge power outage closes Detroit courts and many other buildings

Tax Law

Tax attorney will accept Bitcoin payments, but won’t take digital currency on retainer

Immigration Law

Law grad convicted of concealing Israel bombings conviction to get US citizenship

Judiciary

Sightless disability lawyer wins supreme court bid with hugs and ‘blind justice’ campaign slogan

Constitutional Law

6th Circuit upholds same-sex marriage bans in 4 states; will issue now go to US Supreme Court?