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Ruling On Emergency Manager Repeal Petitions Expected Soon

Judges on the State Appeals Court say they will rule as soon as possible after hearing arguments on petitions intended to put Michigan’s emergency manager law on the November ballot.


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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

36th District Court (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

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