Whitmer signs bills offering more alternatives to jail time for traffic offenses, low-level crimes

January 6, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed bipartisan legislation aimed at providing more alternatives to jail time for offenses that don’t pose a public safety risk, among other reforms to the state’s criminal justice system.

Immigration: Trump Administration Executive Orders are Overruled by Federal Courts

December 11, 2020

In the recent weeks there have been a series of federal court decisions overruling illegal Executive Orders promulgated by the Trump Administration. Attorney Carlos E. Sandoval explains that these decisions are considered major victories for many immigrants whose legal stay in the United States depends on certain programs.

McCormack, Gilchrist Steer Criminal Justice Reform Committee

December 7, 2020

Margolis, Gallagher, and Cross congratulate Chief Justice McCormack and Lt. Gov Gilchrist for being recognized for their work on behalf of criminal justice reform.

Criminal Record Expungement Bill

December 2, 2020

LANSING, MI – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a bill package that provides a framework for thousands of Michigan residents to seal prior criminal records from public view.

Interim Settlement Will Improve Mental Health Treatment of NGRI Patients

December 1, 2020

MDHHS to Develop New NGRI Protocols Lansing, MI – Disability Rights Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reached an Interim Settlement Agreement in a lawsuit, restoring the rights of individuals deemed not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI).

Order Adopting R&R in Part

July 7, 2020

View The Full PDF Here Before the Court are Plaintiff’s objections to Magistrate Judge Patricia T. Morris’ March 30, 2020 Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 26) recommending that Defendants’ motions to dismiss be granted. ECF No. 26. For the reasons that follow, the objections will be sustained in part and the Report and Recommendation will […]

Fourth Circuit Opinion Opioid Case

June 22, 2020

View the PDF PUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 19-4656 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff – Appellee, v. FELIX BRIZUELA, JR., Defendant – Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, at Clarksburg. Irene M. Keeley, Senior District Judge. (1:18-cr−00001-IMK-MJA-1) Submitted: March 26, […]

Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA, Supreme Court Rules

June 18, 2020

The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects people brought to the United States as children by shielding them from deportation and letting them work. By Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shear June 18, 2020 Updated 1:28 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration may not immediately proceed with […]

Civil Rights Law Protects Gay and Transgender Workers, Supreme Court Rules

June 16, 2020

The court said the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination, handing the movement for L.G.B.T. equality a long-sought and unexpected victory. […]

Intel loses and English wins in a refreshingly simple SCOTUS decision

February 28, 2020

On February 26th of 2020, The US Supreme Court unanimously decided a case between Intel and a former employee. The case ended up being a win for workers. You can read more about this case HERE.