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  • Asked & Answered: Working to improve the quality of public defense

    July 28, 2015

    The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission recently completed a first draft of proposed standards for public defenders in the state, saying appointed attorneys should be well-educated and continually trained, should meet quickly with their clients and thoroughl

  • Court: Wrong jury oath doesn't spoil convictions

    July 28, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The highly publicized murder convictions of a Detroit-area man were reinstated recently as the Michigan Supreme Court said a wrong oath given to jurors didn’t affect the integrity of his trial.

  • Group suggests erasing defunct parts of state constitution

    July 28, 2015

    LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Constitution says voters must be at least 21 years old and that only heterosexual couples can marry. It also sets term limits for the state’s members of Congress.

  • Escape to Belle Isle

    July 28, 2015

    On a sizzling hot morning, 800 participants gathered on Belle Isle July 18 for the 7th annual Escape to Belle Isle — Spirit of Detroit Challenge, a 5K and 10K race/walk.

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