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Posted: Mar 26, 2018, 9:47 PM
Discrimination based on a person’s transgender status is discrimination based on sex and is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 21, 2018, 5:39 PM
It was unconstitutional to retroactively apply Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) to a defendant who, at age 19, had pleaded guilty to a sex offense under a state diversionary statute, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018, 5:58 PM
The three-year time limit for filing a paternity challenge under the Revocation of Paternity Act (RPA) does not apply when the presumed father raises the issue in a divorce action, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 9, 2018, 6:01 PM
The Texas Court of Appeals in El Paso issued an astounding but much deserved opinion in a criminal case, Morris v Texas,_ SW3d _(Feb. 28, 2018). In that case, a criminal defendant had been convicted of soliciting the sexual performance of a child. Apparently before the criminal trial, the trial judge had decided to make the defendant wear a stun belt. It appears that the defendant had also previously filed a lawsuit against that judge and also against his defense attorney.
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Posted: Mar 5, 2018, 2:15 PM
A trial court erroneously used a “preponderance of the evidence” standard to determine it was in the child’s best interest to change the established custodial arrangement, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 decision that may create more confusion as to how to apply the burden in custody cases.
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