Daily Briefs . . .

WCFLBA annual holiday reception set for Dec. 8

The annual Wayne County Family Law Bar Association holiday reception will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Detroit offices of Miller Canfield at 150 W. Jefferson, Suite 2500. The WCFLBA will be accepting donations on behalf of First Step, an organization with a mission to reduce domestic and sexual violence and to provide services to individuals affected by these crimes.

RSVP to ctestani@cmda-law.com or (734) 261-2400.

For more information, contact Mary Anne Anderson at (313) 496-7524.


Michigan Supreme Court oral arguments to be heard Dec. 9

The Michigan Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Dec. 9 on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice beginning at 9:30 a.m. The cases involve the statute of limitations in Michigan’s no-fault act, the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, governmental immunity, and criminal conviction appeals.

Oral arguments are open to the public.

The court broadcasts its oral arguments and other hearings live on the Internet via streaming video technology. Watch the stream live only while the court is in session and on the bench. Streaming will begin shortly before the hearings start; audio will be muted until justices take the bench.


Michigan Legislature votes to void old crimes like cursing

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Outdated crimes such as cursing in front of women or children would no longer be on Michigan’s books under legislation headed to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.

The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to repeal a number of laws. They include prohibitions against ads related to sexually transmitted diseases, accepting a challenge to a duel and performing the national anthem in public “without embellishments or other melodies.”

Other old and unenforced laws that would be deleted include restrictions against certain endurance contests such as walkathons and stealing vegetables from a garden. Michigan would still have broader penalties for trespassing and larceny.


Wayne Law to hold  panel discussions

Wayne Law is to hold a series of lectures called ‘Race and Society: The Dignity of People, the Destiny of Detroit.’ The lecture will take place on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is free and open to the public. This series of six public panel discussions addresses issues of race and class in Detroit schools, bringing together speakers who represent multiple and competing perspectives on this crucial topic. The series is sponsored by Teach DETROIT, WSU College of Education and Damon J Keith Center. For more information about this event, please contact Peter Hammer at 7-3620 or peter.hammer@wayne.edu.