Court of Appeals


Dearborn Pays $100,000 In Lawsuit By Evangelists

The city of Dearborn has paid $100,000 in legal fees to attorneys for a Christian evangelist whose free-speech rights were violated at a popular Arab-American street festival.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2012

Manuel "Matty" Moroun and Dan Stamper. (Booking Photos)

Court Of Appeals Upholds Jailing Of Bridge Owner For Contempt

An appeals court says a Detroit judge was within his rights to send the owner of the Ambassador Bridge to jail for disregarding court orders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2012

Sam Riddle (WWJ Photo, File)

Court Rejects Sam Riddle’s Appeal

The Detroit political consultant claimed the convictions should be thrown out because of insufficient evidence and misconduct by the prosecutor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2011


Federal Court Will Look At Michigan’s Ban On Affirmative Action In Gov’t Hiring And School Admissions

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said that a majority of judges agreed to take the case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2011

Kwame Kilpatrick (credit: Getty Images)

Appeals Court Upholds Kilpatrick Book Ruling

The State Court of Appeals has denied an attempt by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to avoid using proceeds from his book to pay off his restitution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2011

Appeals Court Won’t Close Chicago Locks Over Carp

A federal appeals panel has rejected a request by five Great Lakes states for an immediate order to close shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways and take other steps to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2011

Supreme Court Hears Appeals From Medical Marijuana Users

For the first time since voters approved the 2008 medical marijuana law, the Michigan Supreme Court will hear appeals from two “users” facing criminal charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2011

Court: Dearborn Violated Evangelist’s Rights

A Detroit suburb violated the free-speech rights of a Christian evangelist by barring him from handing out leaflets at an Arab-American street festival last year, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2011


Lawsuit Revived:Detroit May Owe Contractor

The city of Detroit may owe money to a former contractor who claims he was extorted by the directors of the downtown convention center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2011

Study To Look At How Mich. Judges Are Picked

A newly formed panel will look at how Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges are elected. The complaint among many lawyers and judges: Huge amounts of money are spent portraying opposing candidates as […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2010