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Posted: Mar 11, 2019, 1:05 PM
Writing for a unanimous court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court ruled that the 8th Amendment’s protection from excessive fines is incorporated under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment and thus applies to state and local actors. Timbs v. Indiana, 586 U.S. ___ (2019).
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Posted: Mar 6, 2019, 12:25 PM
A trial court erred by exercising jurisdiction over a juvenile under MCL 712A.2(b) and, therefore, the order terminating the respondent-father’s parental rights to the child had to be vacated, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Oct 17, 2018, 2:20 PM
The Michigan Supreme Court recently adopted the constitutional standard for reviewing an indigent defendant’s request for state funds to hire an expert witness, tossing out the decades-old practice of reviewing such requests under state law – specifically, MCL 775.15.
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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 20, 2017, 9:25 AM
The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the lower court decision terminating the father’s rights to his child because of the termination of his rights to two children in the past (MCL 712.19b (3)(l)—termination where parent’s rights to another child have been terminated.)
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Posted: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 PM
In Washington v Trump, the 9th circuit court of appeals declined to grant a stay of the federal district court’s order. In doing so, the court had to review the likelihood that the executive branch would succeed on the merits.
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Posted: Mar 22, 2016, 9:40 AM
An ex-wife should not have been held in criminal contempt for having the parties’ child baptized without first consulting her ex-husband, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 27, 2014, 4:30 PM
The Court of Appeals has addressed the one-parent in the context of a plea taken from a nonparent adult, In re Slater/Wiemer, issued March 25, 2014 (Docket 317132).
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