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Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentencing Guidelines as a violation of Sixth Amendment

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In People v. Lockridge, the Michigan Supreme held that the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines are now unconstitutional as currently applied to defendants during sentencing proceedings.   644 more words

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Criminal Sexual Conduct Conviction Overturned on Appeal

People v Elias Gonzalez Raymundo (click to read full court opinion)

In an appeal of a 4 count conviction that I won and overturned for my client in both the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court, the Courts held that a defendant must be provided an interpreter at trial to satisfy the fundamental right to be present at trial as guaranteed by the 6th Amendment.   709 more words

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Police Investigating After Driver Runs Over, Kills Geese In Macomb County

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MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ) – Police are investigating if a driver intentionally plowed into a flock of geese that was crossing a Macomb County intersection, killing several birds. 668 more words

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Lawmakers Want Programs To Curb Great Lakes Farm Pollution

WILLIS, Mich. (AP) — Two members of Congress introduced legislation Tuesday that encourages states in the Great Lakes region to develop voluntary programs aimed at reducing farm pollution that causes harmful algae blooms. 284 more words

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Four Michigan counties lead the nation in new manufacturing jobs

GRAND RAPIDS July 16, 2015– A report came out this week detailing where the nation’s new manufacturing jobs are, and four Michigan counties made the top ten. 203 more words

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Fire Destroys Much Needed Supplies At Domestic Violence Shelter

MACOMB COUNTY (WWJ) – A fire at domestic violence shelter destroyed much needed supplies for women and children and damaged a portion of the building. 146 more words

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Jury Duty In Macomb County? Court Offers To Pay For Transportation Via Uber

MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ) – In Macomb County, a jury summons now comes with a driver.

The court has entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with ride-hailing business Uber to provide free or discounted transportation for residents called to serve on a jury. 445 more words

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