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  • Mental health courts statewide to get more than $4 million in grants

    January 13, 2017

    The Michigan Supreme Court announced recently that more than $4 million has been awarded to 28 courts statewide to fund the operation of mental health courts.  Instead of costly incarceration, these problem-solving courts closely supervise offenders wh

  • Muskegon County Community Open House held

    January 6, 2017

    It was standing room only in Chief Judge William C. Marietti’s circuit court room Wednesday afternoon, January 4.  A community open house was held to welcome and congratulate county officials and judges on their election or re-election as the

  • MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "Things Servers Say to Drive Me Crazy"

    January 13, 2017

    One of the lesser known events of 2016 was the growth of a secret cult that trains all restaurant servers. I have noticed that no matter the restaurant, plain or fancy, urban or rural, they all utter the same two phrases:  

  • Judge calls for a more diverse judiciary in University of Michigan Law School Cleo Marshall lecture

    January 6, 2017

    Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently delivered the inaugural Jane Cleo Marshall lecture at Michigan Law. In honoring Marshall—the first female African-American graduate of the Law School and a groundbreaki

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