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Bonds' Obstruction Conviction Thrown Out By Appeals CourtBarry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction has been reversed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into steroids distribution.
Downriver Doctor's Conviction In Nurse's Death ReinstatedA federal appeals court has reinstated the murder conviction of 72-year-old doctor who is serving a life sentence for the death of a nurse 30 years ago.
Drug Charges Reinstated For Medical Marijuana Clinic WorkersIt's back to court for multiple people involved in a medical marijuana clinic raid in 2010.
Mich. High Court Agrees To Hear Parole Fight CaseThe Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a man whose release from prison after 20 years was granted by Gov. Jennifer Granholm but quickly reversed in an extraordinary act just days before she left office in 2010.
State Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court Ruling On Miranda RightsThe state Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, overturned an appeals court ruling and upheld the conviction of Samuel Elliott.
Duggan On The Ballot, For NowThe Michigan Supreme Court has received a request to hear a case involving whether former Detroit Medical Center chief Mike Duggan can appear on the ballot in Detroit's mayoral election.
Inmate Loses Appeal Over Shift In Parole DecisionThe Michigan appeals court says it has no authority to intervene in the judgment of then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who agreed to change a prisoner's no-parole sentence but then changed her mind before leaving office in 2010.
Inmate Wants Court To Overturn Granholm DecisionThe Michigan appeals court is hearing arguments in a case involving the release of a prison inmate in the final days of the Granholm administration.
Judge Overturns Downriver Doctor's Murder ConvictionA federal judge has overturned the murder conviction of a Trenton doctor serving a life sentence in the 1983 slaying of his business partner and former lover.
Challenge To Emergency Manager Law Still UnsettledThe Michigan appeals court says a challenge to the state's emergency manager law should be placed on the fall ballot, but it is suspending the decision and wants more judges to take a look.
Ruling On Emergency Manager Repeal Petitions Expected SoonJudges 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.
Court Rules 60-Year Child Porn Sentence UnreasonableA 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.