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Whitmer signs bills addressing teacher shortages, voting equipment maintenance and jail diversion

December 28, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a handful of bills Monday including ones that address the substitute teacher shortage and ban the redistricting commission from meeting in closed session.

Read more at Mlive

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Kalamazoo County Commissioners say 4-year terms will provide more continuity

December 21, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bills into law that will extend a term to four years instead of two years. The change will begin with the fall 2024 election.

Read more at News Channel 3

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On this day in 1948: High court affirms Michigan ban on women bartenders

December 20, 2021

The law was repealed in 1955. Today, 58.7% of America’s bartenders are women and 38.2% are men, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Read more at Michigan Advance

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Judge rejects Purdue Pharma’s sweeping opioid settlement

December 17, 2021

A federal judge rejected OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement of thousands of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic Thursday because of a provision that would protect members of the Sackler family from facing litigation of their own.

Read more at Courthouse News

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Bump Stocks Remain a Hot Topic in the Federal Courts

December 15, 2021

A three judge panel of the Fifth Circuit upheld the federal bump stock ban.

Read more at Duke Center For Firearms Law

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Who Inherits the Property After the Death of the Cosigner?

December 13, 2021

A cosigner has no rights over your property unless you include their name in the deed. If you co-own the property with the cosigner, you need to review your agreement or contract to determine what happens when the cosigner dies.

Read more at LegalReader.com

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Duke Law Researchers Pry Open the ‘Black Box’ of Plea Bargaining

December 9, 2021

In today’s clogged court dockets, the emphasis is on speed and efficiency, critics of the system point out. That has generated what some call a “trial penalty,” in which the threat of a longer sentence is held over a defendant who wants to plead not guilty.

Read more at The Crime Report

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Michigan House approves $300M bill to boost police hiring

December 3, 2021

The bipartisan bill would fund equipment upgrades, hiring initiatives and retention bonuses

Read more at Police1

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MSP, Ottawa County deputies to crack down on speeding drivers

November 30, 2021

Deputies will be patrolling the streets and taking a “zero tolerance approach,” meaning any driver stopped for speeding can expect a ticket.

Read more at WoodTV

Michigan expands ProtectMiChild Registry to cover social media accounts

November 22, 2021

Marketers that do not comply with the Michigan Children’s Protection Registry Act are subject to fines and penalties.

Read more at Click On Detroit

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