Small Modicum of Justice for the Mentally Ill
July 28, 2021
STIPULATED ORDER APPROVING FINAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN MPAS AND MDHHS AND DISMISSING MPAS’ CLAIMS AGAINST MDHHS AND ELIZABETH HERTEL WITH PREJUDICE On July 20, 2021, Plaintiff Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) and Defendant Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) entered into a Final Settlement Agreement. (Final Agreement, attached as Exhibit 1.) […]
Michigan Court of Appeals Takes Issue with Ypsilanti Township’s Aggressive and Likely Unlawful Use of Police Power Under Michigan’s Padlock (Nuisance) Laws
July 21, 2021
Watch the video below or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhJH03rC-mM.
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 […]
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.
Local Zoning Restrictions NOT preempted by Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA)
January 26, 2021
In an unpublished opinion, we affirmed the trial court’s September 2017 order determining that plaintiff’s, the Charter Township of Ypsilanti, zoning ordinance directly conflicted with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), MCL 333.26421 et seq., and thus was preempted by the MMMA.
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 […]