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Court Orders Exam Of Judge’s Mental Health

The judge’s attorney, Brian Einhorn, says the judge went on leave earlier this year because of a physical problem and remains off the bench.

CBS Detroit–07/18/2014

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Michigan Juvenile Lifers Still May Get Freedom

The court said inmates convicted of murder as teens won’t get new sentences, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared automatic no-parole punishments for youth as unconstitutional.

CBS Detroit–07/12/2014


Detroit-Area Judge Suspended 60 Days By Court

Bruce Morrow’s suspension is 30 days shorter than the recommendation from the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2014

Diane Hathaway (Credit: Courts.mi.gov)

Ex-Michigan Supreme Court Justice Released From Prison

A U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman said Diane Hathaway became eligible for home confinement Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2014

Supreme Court To Hear Dispute Over Court Costs

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments to determine whether convicts can be ordered to pay a slice of the court’s operating expenses on top of other penalties.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2014

Michigan Chief Justice: I’m ‘So Sick’ Of Medical Pot Cases

The chief justice of the state Supreme Court says he’s seen enough medical marijuana cases.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014

Is Sentencing Juveniles To Life Behind Bars Cruel And Unusual? Michigan Supreme Court To Decide

Michigan has roughly 360 inmates in prison for life who were convicted of first degree murder when they were just teenagers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2014


Patricia Boyle, Former State Supreme Court Justice, Dies At 76

Patricia Boyle, a former federal judge and Michigan Supreme Court justice, has died at the age of 76.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2014

Mich. Supreme Court Adds Juvenile Lifers To Docket

The court will decide whether roughly 360 prisoners serving mandatory no-parole sentences for crimes they committed when they were under age 18 deserve a shot at freedom.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/09/2013

Matthew Makowski (Booking Photo, 2010)

Mich. High Court Agrees To Hear Parole Fight Case

The 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2013