Federal Court Denies Habeas Petition of Sault Tribe Member Incarcerated for Violating State Cannabis Law

Here are the materials in MacLeod v. Braman (E.D. Mich.):

1 Habeas Petition

19 DCT Order Denying Motion to Appoint Counsel

20 DCt Order

Michigan COA decision:


Bridging Michigan: Eric Hemenway & Matthew L.M. Fletcher in Conversation (Today, 7PM)

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As part of Michigan Humanities’ commitment to dialogue around critical issues and their connection to the humanities, we are coordinating Bridging Michigan, an online conversation series this summer and fall with a focus on the history of systemic inequities, their current impacts on health, education, and Indigenous rights, and the ways that the arts and humanities are active parts of creating real change.

On Thursday, September 3, from 7 to 8 p.m. (EDT) join Michigan Humanities for an online conversation featuring Eric Hemenway and Matthew L.M. Fletcher discussing the history and current state of Native mascots.

Michigan SCT to Hear Appeal of KBIC Employees Charged with Criminally Violating State Tobacco Transportation Law

Here are materials so far in the cases captioned People v. Davis and People v. Magnant:

Majority Opinion [Mich. COA]

Dissent [Mich. COA]

SCT Order Granting Review

Circuit Court materials:

Defendants Due Process Motion

Defendants Motion to Quash Information

Defendants Motion to Suppress

People Response to Due Process Motion

People Response to Motion to Quash

People Response to Motion to Suppress


MILS Survey for Michigan Tribal Members

The letter:

Dear Tribal Community Member,

Michigan Indian Services (MILS) is asking for your feedback on an important survey. 

MILS provides legal services statewide to income-eligible individuals and tribes, advocates for the rights of individuals that advance systems of justice, and works to preserve Indian families through state and tribal courts.

The purpose of this survey is to identify the highest priorities related to legal services for low-income Native Americans. 

MILS will use the results to prioritize services for the next seven years, so your participation is extremely important to us.

MILS is offering an incentive drawing for a total of seven $100 gift cards for those who complete the survey over the next several months. Drawing dates are August 1, October 1, December 1, February 1, April 1, June 1, and September 30. 

You can access the survey link here. It takes about 15 minutes to complete: