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Court Rules 60-Year Child Porn Sentence Unreasonable

A federal appeals court has thrown out a 60-year sentence for a former Michigan school official who pleaded guilty to child pornography, saying the punishment is unreasonable.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2012

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Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court Ruling Barring City From Entering Consent Agreement

This now opens the door for the city and state to move forward on a Monday deadline in which the financial review team will either recommend a consent agreement or an emergency manager for the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2012


Appeals Court Strikes Down $1,100 Jury Fee

The Michigan appeals court has thrown out an unusual punishment for a northern Michigan man who was ordered to pay $1,100 for having a three-hour jury trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2012

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Ex-Detroit Lawyer Loses Appeal Over ‘Ghetto’ Remark

A former top lawyer for the city of Detroit who lost her job for describing a local court as “ghetto” has lost an appeal over her dismissal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2012

Light Sentence Tossed In Child Porn Case

An appeals court ordered a new sentence Monday for a Detroit-area man who avoided federal prison despite pleading guilty to possessing thousands of images of child pornography.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2012

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Court: Pot Law Should Have Been On Detroit Ballot

The Michigan appeals court says a judge illegally blocked Detroit voters from considering whether to ease penalties for possession of marijuana.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2012

Man Locked In Ship Bathroom Loses Appeal

A Michigan man sued for false imprisonment after he was locked in a ship bathroom for 20 to 25 minutes until the crew responded.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2012

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No Rush To Shut Down Medical Marijuana Shops

It has been business as usual at some medical marijuana shops, even after the Michigan appeals court said card-carrying patients can’t sell pot to other patients.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2011

Michigan Workers Win Case Over Health Care Cash

It’s a setback for Governor Rick Snyder and state lawmakers who want to hike the cost of health care benefits for retired state workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2011

Michigan Court Bars Sale Of Medical Marijuana

The Michigan appeals court says medical marijuana cannot be sold through dispensaries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2011