Tag Archives: Michigan Supreme Court

Posting for Michigan SCT Clerkship with Justice Megan K. Cavanagh

Here. Justice Cavanagh serves on the Michigan Tribal-State-Federal Judicial Forum.

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Michigan SCT Rules Former Tribal Official who Committed Crime in Office Eligible to Run for State Office

Here is the opinion in Paquin v. City of St. Ignace: michigan-sct-opinion.pdf And the lone brief I was able to unearth: ag-brief.pdf Lower court decision here. Mr. Paquin’s indictment here.

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Consent to Termination of Parental Rights Decision in Michigan Supreme Court

Opinion here The ICWA Appellate Clinic co-represented the tribe in this case. This case involves a complicated question of state statute interpretation regarding a voluntary consent to a termination of parental right in the face of a state termination petition. … Continue reading

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Briefing Completed in Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act Case

At the Michigan Supreme Court: Order Granting Review Appellant (Father)’s Brief Appellee (Macomb County/State)’s Brief Sault Tribe Amicus Brief (MSU Indian Law Clinic, ICWA Appellate Project co-wrote this brief) American Indian Law Section_AmicusBrief Appellant Reply Oral Argument Scheduling Order

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State of Michigan Celebrates Reunification Day

Link to news coverage here. The Michigan Supreme Court ceremonially praised the efforts of family court participants, including Tribal leaders, for restoring children to their families on June 24, 2016, in Lansing.  Five judges from Michigan’s Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum were present. … Continue reading

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Briefs in Star Tickets v. Chumash Casino Resort

Materials and documents for the leave to appeal in Michigan’s Supreme Court: Defendant/Appellant’s Application for Leave to Appeal Plaintiff-Appellee’s Brief in Opposition to Application for Leave to Appeal Defendant/Appellant’s Brief In Reply To Opposition Amicus brief in support of petition from … Continue reading

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Michigan Supreme Court Adoption Day

Judge Petoskey, Judge Connors, Chief Justice Young, and Justice McCormack   

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Washtenaw Circuit Judge Tim Connors Honored with Judicial Excellence Award

Here: GRAND RAPIDS, MI, October 28, 2015 – The Michigan Judges Association has announced that Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Timothy P. Connors is the 2015 winner of the Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award. Judge Connors has served on the … Continue reading

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Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Betty Weaver is Dead

Here.

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Fred Baker Interviews Justice Cavanagh

Here. An excerpt:

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