Latest Michigan Supreme Court News

Court strikes Michigan law to make petition drives harder

Jan. 24, 2022 16:56 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An effort by Republicans to make it harder to change Michigan law through petition drives was declared unconstitutional Monday by the state Supreme Court. The court struck down a 15% geographic cap on the number of signatures to get an issue on the statewide ballot....

Republicans sue to block Michigan's new congressional map

Jan. 21, 2022 17:33 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans sued to block the state's new congressional map, saying it is constitutionally flawed because of population deviations, too much splitting of municipal lines and the carving up of “communities of interest.” The lawsuit, filed Thursday...

Detroit-area judge suspended for six months for misconduct

Jan. 13, 2022 15:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area judge was suspended without pay for six months Thursday for using crass and sexual language while discussing a trial with two female prosecutors. The Michigan Supreme Court said Wayne County Judge Bruce Morrow had committed misconduct, but it ordered a...

State Supreme Court looking at case of girl's death in gym

Jan. 13, 2022 13:49 PM EST

GWINN, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a dispute over whether an Upper Peninsula school is liable for the death of a 4-year-old girl who was accidentally killed in 2015. The family of Amarah Filizetti is trying to persuade the Supreme Court to...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 27, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Traverse City Record-Eagle. Dec. 23, 2021. Editorial: Redistricting commission couldn’t get much more wrong The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was wrong. Not just a little wrong, but really wrong. So wrong a majority of Michigan...

Michigan Supreme Court considering fee hike for lawyers

Dec. 26, 2021 09:22 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It could cost more to be a Michigan lawyer. The Michigan Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposal to raise dues for most lawyers by $70 a year to $385 or 22%. The State Bar of Michigan has not had a dues increase since 2003. The...

Redistricting panel ordered to show meeting details, memos

Dec. 20, 2021 17:11 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Monday ordered the state's new redistricting commission to release a recording of a closed October meeting as well as certain documents sought by news organizations. The 4-3 decision, with a Democratic justice joining three Republicans,...

Redistricting panel ordered to show meeting details, memos

Dec. 20, 2021 14:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Monday ordered the state's new redistricting commission to release a recording of a closed October meeting as well as certain documents sought by news organizations. The 4-3 decision, with a Democratic justice joining three Republicans,...

Newspapers sue redistricting panel over closed meeting

Dec. 08, 2021 18:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan newspapers sued the state's redistricting commission, demanding that it release a recording of a closed meeting and make public two memos that panel members discussed during the meeting. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by The Detroit News, the Detroit...

Redford court awarded grants for non-traditional programs

Nov. 28, 2021 09:17 AM EST

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The 17th District Court in Redford Township has been awarded $48,500 in grants for its Veterans Treatment Court and for planning for a new hybrid DWI/drug court. The funding from the Michigan Supreme Court’s State Court Administrative...