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Court to be turned into movie theater for ‘Anatomy of a Murder’


MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Sixty years after its premiere, “Anatomy of a Murder” will be shown in an Upper Peninsula courtroom, the site of the trial that inspired the book and movie.

The Mining Journal reports that there will be two viewings, one on July 1 and another on July 2, at the Marquette County courthouse in Marquette. Seating will be limited to 108 people.

“Anatomy of a Murder” was a best-selling novel by John Voelker, who used the pen name Robert Traver. It was then turned into a 1959 movie directed by Otto Preminger and starring James Stewart, Lee Remick and George C. Scott. The story was inspired by a murder case in the Upper Peninsula.

The movie was nominated for many Academy Awards.

 

Revisions made to Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act


Last Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4304 and 4305 into law. 

House Bill 4304 revises the Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act to implement a federal regulation that requires the Michigan child support program to allow parents to meet their obligation to provide health care coverage for their children by obtaining and maintaining private or public health care coverage (Medicaid or Medicare). The bill is sponsored by Representative Hank Vaupel, R-Livingston County and co-sponsored by Representative Julie Brixie, D-East Lansing. 

House Bill 4305 is tied to HB 4304 and also allows parents to meet their obligation to provide health care coverage for their children by obtaining and maintaining private or public health care coverage (Medicaid or Medicare) by revising the Friend of the Court Act. The bill also requires that the child support formula provide guidance on determining the reasonable cost and accessibility of health care coverage and guidance on which parent should provide health care coverage for the children. The bill is sponsored by Representative Hank Vaupel, R-Livingston County and co-sponsored by Representative Julie Brixie, D-East Lansing.

House Bills 4304 and 4305 were passed by the Michigan House on May 7, 2019 and will take immediate effect.

 

Marc Mauer to speak on abolishing life sentences at Wayne Law


This event is presented by the American Friends Service Committee and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law, and will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 12 at Wayne Law in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, recently published a book titled, “The Meaning of Life: The Case of Abolishing Life Sentences” and will be speaking on ending the perpetual punishment of America’s prisoners. The lecture is free to attend and the community is welcome. For more information  contact Jaime Nelson at (269) 806-7204 or fw7903@wayne.edu.

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