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 U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear appeal over Mich. sore loser law 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal over Michigan's sore loser law that kept Gary Johnson from appearing as a Libertarian presidential candidate on the state ballot after running in the Republican primary.

The high court Monday refused to hear an appeal from Johnson and the Libertarian Party of Michigan.
Johnson in the 2012 presidential election ran as a GOP presidential candidate in the primary, and then tried to run as the Libertarian presidential nominee. State law says candidates who run in a primary must run as the party’s candidate in the general election or as an unaffiliated candidate.
Johnson said the law should not apply to presidential elections, but the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Michigan law.
Justices decided not to review that decision.
 

Attorney selected to attend  ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute 

 
 Trott & Trott attorney Matthew Levine has been selected to participate in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Glass Leadership Institute, a nationally recognized yearlong young leadership development program.
Offered in more than 20 ADL regions, the Glass Leadership Institute offers young professionals an intimate opportunity to expand their knowledge about the nation’s premier human relations organization. As part of this exclusive group, participants commit themselves to attend monthly sessions throughout the year, focusing on developing leadership skills and encouraging advocacy and networking.
A litigation attorney with the firm, Levine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Michigan State University’s James Madison College, where he was the recipient of the Dean of Arts and Letters Scholarship. He earned his juris doctor from Wayne State University School of Law, where he was a member of the International Moot Court Team.
 

Seminar on worker’s compensation/social security disability 

 
The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) will present its Annual Workers Compensation/Social Security Disability Seminar “The 91% Solution: Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Case of the Missing Remedy & Dr. Watson Reminisces about When Workers Could be Socially Secure” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Westin Hotel in Southfield. 
Expert comp practitioners will provide guidance on the impact of Obamacare, the new administrative rules, and the latest case law among other topics.
Cost, which includes digital copy of program materials, is  $155 for MAJ members, $75 for MAJ sustaining members, and $180 for non-members.  For hard copy of the program materials, attendees must pay an additional $50.
To register or for additional information, visit www.michiganjustice.org and click on “Seminars & Events.”

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