Former Michigan Inmate Sues Over Officials’ Refusal To Reverse Colostomy
May 4, 2021
Kohchise Jackson, is suing jail and prison health care providers, alleging they postponed or refused to perform a surgery to reverse his colostomy so they would not have to pay for it.
Irwin Proposes Improving Safety in Public Buildings
April 13, 2021
We fully support Sen. Irwin’s efforts to give local officials the power to act for public safety, especially when our state officials consistently fail to act to protect the public from the scourge of gun violence. LANSING, Mich. (April 7, 2021) — Today, Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) introduced a bill to restore local control over gun […]
Umpire Joe West is awarded $500,000 in defamation lawsuit against former player Paul Lo Duca
April 13, 2021
I love this story You can scream at him, curse at him, and call him names, but if you attempt to discredit veteran umpire Joe West’s credibility, well, be ready to pay a lot bigger price than simply being thrown out of a game.
White House unveils half-dozen executive actions on gun control
April 8, 2021
President Biden unveiled a half-dozen executive actions designed to combat gun violence on Thursday. The orders look to introduce new regulations on “ghost gun” kits that can be assembled at home. They also call on Congress and states to pass red flag laws that can prevent a firearm purchase by someone deemed a threat to […]
New York Becomes First State to End Lawsuit Protections for Police Officers
March 29, 2021
Hopefully, other states will follow NY’s lead in leveling the playing field between police officers and citizen contact. A series of police reform bills were passed by the New York City Council Thursday, including a measure that eliminates qualified immunity for officers, CBS New York reports. New York becomes the first state to remove long-standing protections […]
Michigan Court of Appeals says probationers can use Medical Marijuana while on probation.
March 1, 2021
Defendant appeals by leave granted1 the circuit court’s order denying defendant’s application for leave to appeal the district court’s denial of his motion to allow him to use medical marijuana while on probation. We reverse the district court’s order denying the defendant’s motion to modify the terms of his probation to allow him to use […]
Washtenaw County prosecutor won’t help ICE deport noncitizens
February 26, 2021
Our new prosecutor issues a sensible and equitable mandate for Washtenaw County, MI. Good work Eli Savit!! WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Effective immediately, a person’s immigration status does not matter to the criminal justice system in Washtenaw County.
Gallager to Office of the Washtenaw County Public Defender
February 26, 2021
MGC is proud to announce that James M. Gallagher has accepted a position as a senior trial attorney in the Office of the Washtenaw County Public Defender, where he will continue to serve our community. We in Ann Arbor are extremely fortunate to have people like Jimmy G working to ensure that low-income defendants are […]
Report calls on Michigan prison system to sharply reduce its use of solitary confinement
February 16, 2021
Note from our offices: Solitary confinement should be illegal under almost all circumstances. It is inhumane and barbaric! LANSING – A report to be released Tuesday calls on the Michigan Department of Corrections to significantly reduce its use of solitary confinement, saying that isolating prisoners makes mental health problems worse and contributes to prisoner deaths.
Michigan judges can’t stop medical marijuana use by probationers, court rules
February 15, 2021
Registered patients previously barred from using medical marijuana while on probation may now light up, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.