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Constitutional Law

Girl sues school district under ada to bring her service dog to school

How much is that doggie in the window/school?  The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a 12 year old girl from Jackson, Michigan who has cerebral palsy.  The girl sued the Jackson school district under the Americans with Disabilities Act, after the district prevented her Read more

East Lansing Celebration Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted May 18th, 2016 - Under Constitutional Law, Recent News

An East Lansing District Court Judge has ruled that an ordinance aimed at preventing fires before and after key Michigan State wins and losses is unconstitutional.  Two women were arrested for simply being “near” a burning mattress, even though they were not accused of starting the fire, fueling the fire, Read more

Hundreds of mandatory-life teen defendants eligible for re-sentencing

The State is wrestling with how to re-sentence hundreds of Michigan defendants who were ordered as teens to serve mandatory life in prison without parole.  In 2012, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that sentencing a person under 18 to life in prison without parole constituted cruel and unusual punishment, Read more

Michigan Supreme Court declines to review questionable search

Posted January 4th, 2016 - Under Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Recent News

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to review a Michigan Court of Appeals decision allowing Kenyon Robertson to stand Trial, despite questions about the search leading to his arrest.  Back in July 2012, the Pontiac police received an anonymous tip that a “Leroy Jackson” had heroin at a local bus Read more

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