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734 ABA Journal Michigan articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Donor says law school not honoring wishes; Justice Thomas says judges aren’t ‘mass media icons’

Attorney disputes his University of Michigan Law School gift

Lance J. Johnson, a Minnesota lawyer who had donated $150,000 to the University of Michigan Law School and had planned to…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge died from fentanyl and heroin; $117M pelvic mesh settlement announced

Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary to pay $117M settlement in multistate pelvic mesh case

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon have agreed to pay nearly $117 million to settle…

Blind state supreme court justice will run marathon despite lasting pain from injury
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein refuses to let setbacks and pain stop him from continuing to run marathons.
LSAT will change for all would-be lawyers as a result of blind man’s lawsuit settlement
Corrected: The current analytical reasoning section of the Law School Admission Test will eventually be dropped as a result of a settlement in a lawsuit by a legally blind man who said he was unable to draw diagrams to help him answer the questions.
Cooley Law School cuts tuition and seeks to close satellite campus
Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School has announced plans to cut tuition by 21% and close its satellite campus near Detroit in Auburn Hills, Michigan, at the end of 2020.
Pain doc is accused of discussing plot to drug or kill opposing counsel whose lawsuit cost him $60K
A pain doctor who works in Ohio and Michigan was arrested on a federal drug charge last Friday after discussing with a patient various plans to kill or drug a lawyer with fentanyl, according to an FBI criminal complaint.
Court overturns jail sentence by judge who said he wanted to protect fetus from defendant’s drug use

A Michigan appeals court has ordered a new sentence and a new judge for a pregnant woman whose sentencing judge said he wanted to keep her in jail until she…

Judicial immunity protects judge who was recorded disparaging lawyers, 6th Circuit says

A Michigan state judge caught on a recording disparaging two lawyers has immunity in their suit alleging a conspiracy with opposing counsel, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 6th…

GOP lawmakers in Michigan and Ohio win SCOTUS stay in political gerrymandering cases

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed court rulings ordering Michigan and Ohio to create new electoral maps because they were drawn to benefit Republicans.

The Supreme Court granted…

Longest-serving black federal judge, known for civil rights and wiretapping rulings, dies at 96

Updated: U.S. Circuit Judge Damon Keith, known for his decisions on wiretapping and civil rights, has died at age 96.

The Detroit Free Press identifies Keith as “the longest-serving…

Chalking tires constitutes unreasonable search, 6th Circuit rules

Parking enforcement officers in Saginaw, Michigan, who use chalk to mark the tires of cars to track how long they have been parked are violating the constitution, a federal appeals…

Lawsuit claiming EPA negligence in Flint water crisis can move forward, judge says

A federal judge ruled last week that Flint, Michigan, residents can move forward with a lawsuit filed against the government over the city’s water crisis.

The residents sued the Environmental…

Lawyer accused of groping two employees can’t force suits into arbitration, appeals court rules

A Michigan personal injury lawyer accused of groping a receptionist and a paralegal can’t compel arbitration of their harassment lawsuits, a Michigan appeals court has ruled.

The mandatory arbitration agreement…

District attorney says testing rape kits is ‘our moral imperative’

In less than four years, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s national rape kit testing program has led to 186 new arrests and 64 new convictions, including 47 felony sexual assault…

Flipping the bird is protected by First Amendment, federal appeals court says in cop-stop case
A federal appeals court has refused to toss a lawsuit against a Michigan police officer accused of upgrading a traffic ticket to a more serious violation because a driver raised her middle finger at him.

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