The six-member, all-woman jury deliberated for more than 15 hours over two days before reaching their decision Saturday night.
Major reforms are in the works for Detroit’s 36th District Court after a recent report found the system is $4.5 million over budget and has failed to collect over $280 million in fines.
A judge says former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick suddenly has raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest with his legal team, just as the jury selection process starts in his corruption trial.
Hundreds of people have been called to the Detroit federal courthouse to fill out a jury questionnaire in the corruption trial of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
A defense lawyer involved in the corruption case against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants taxpayers to pay up to $2,400 for a jury consultant.
A U.S. district judge says a just released report shows most blacks either don’t respond to mailed questionnaires or don’t show-up when summoned.
Court records show that the second to last African-American was dismissed from the jury pool in large part because of her two tattoos.
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.
Another potential juror had much to share. She said she had burned down her ex-husband’s house in 1994 and was given probation. “I’m not a bad person…”
Lawyers for eight people accused of being part of anti-government militia are opposing the use of an anonymous jury at an upcoming trial in Detroit.