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The Michigan Supreme Court
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A new online resource is making Michigan’s judicial system more transparent. 

 


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The public can bring laptops, tablets and phones into Michigan courthouses under a groundbreaking policy announced Wednesday by the state Supreme Court.

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A court says a Detroit-area man must pay his former wife $50,000 under the terms of their Islamic marriage certificate.

MI Authorities Employ New DNA Analysis Software

Jan 21, 2019
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We're getting better at detecting trace amounts of DNA. How to analyze that DNA? That's where things get more complicated. Michigan is among the leaders in using new DNA analysis software in the courts. Taylor Dunivin reports that this software is increasingly being used by police and prosecutors around the state.


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The Michigan appeals court for the first time has affirmed the use of new DNA testing technology to assist authorities in investigating a crime.

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills to require that special problem-solving courts receive state certification to operate.

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The Ingham County Circuit Court is developing a new approach towards helping juvenile victims of human trafficking. 

 


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Michigan's first black female federal judge, Anna Diggs Taylor, has died at age 84.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that pay cuts for Michigan Department of Corrections workers five years ago were properly handled.

Two northern Michigan townships have won a key ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court in a dispute over valuable land for a commercial project.

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