36th District Court
A judicial watchdog has determined a Detroit judge is “psychotic” and considered unfit to continue on the bench.
Are the judges in?
Wayne County officials are offering a county-wide ticket amnesty program which will remain in effect through Friday, May 2, 2014.
“We are making life a littler easier on the lawyers, there isn’t this wandering about the building trying to find their case, find the judge. Assignments are much clearer. We have simplified things in terms of jury service.”
The state Supreme Court has appointed Nancy Blount as chief judge of Detroit’s 36th District Court.
Major reforms are in the works for Detroit’s 36th District Court after a recent report found the system is $4.5 million over budget and has failed to collect over $280 million in fines.
Trimming the budget at 36th District Court in Detroit could cost 80 workers their jobs.
“If I collected from every dead person, I don’t think we’d put a number on that because those people, most often, have more than one ticket,” said Chief Judge Kenneth King.
A Muslim man who says he was forced to remove his religious headwear in a Detroit courtroom has filed a lawsuit to stop the practice.
The 36th District Court in downtown Detroit is open Friday after being evacuated the day before.