Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators enacted more than 200 new laws in 2013. Here’s the top 10.
“Everyone deserves it. Everyone deserves appropriate justice,” the governor said.
A bill approved by the Senate creates an independent, permanent state commission to establish standards designed to ensure effective counsel is given to low-income defendants.
Almost five years have passed since a study showed poor criminal defendants are routinely processed through Michigan’s justice system without ever speaking to an attorney in violation of the Constitution.