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Oakland County's Ax-Murdering Teacher-Housewife Receives Habeas Relief

Sorry about that headline.  But this case was all-over your evening news back in 2004, when kindergarten teacher Nancy Ann Seaman axed her long-time husband to death on Mother’s Day. Earlier this month, a federal judge granted Seaman’s petition for Habeas Corpus.  Habeas relief is considered when a convicted inmate, having exhausted her state court […]

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Police and High Tech Monitoring

Law Blogger Editor’s Note:  This post is taken from the official SCOTUS blog and is the original content of blog author Lyle Denniston.  The SCOTUS blog tracks cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, providing pre-decision analysis, commentary, as well as links to the briefs filed in the cases, and copies of the decisions. The […]

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Spending Her First Years in Prison

Law Blogger Editor’s Note:  From time to time, this blogger visits clients in Michigan’s prisons as a roster attorney for the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System.  This blog post is the original content of the CorrectionsOne web site.  It is an interview with Deborah Jiang Stein who was born heroin-addicted in a federal prison in […]

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Overreaching, Post-Divorce Style: Michael Douglas' Ex Demonstrates "Greed is Good"

Michael Douglas divorced his ex-wife, Diandra, in California back at the turn of the century.  She reportedly received $45 million as well as rights to half Douglas’ earnings from the “spinoffs” of his completed movie work. Demonstrating the chief principle from Douglas’ hit movie Wall Street, that “greed is good”, Diandra filed suit in Manhattan […]

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Wayne County Probate Judge Milton Mack Receives National Award

Wayne County Probate Judge Milton Mack received the 2010 Treat Award for Excellence from the National College of Probate Judges. In a press release, the Michigan Probate Judges Association made the following statement regarding the award: Wayne County Probate Court Chief Judge Milton L. Mack, Jr. is the 2010 recipient of the National College of […]

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Cheating Spouse App Gets Pulled by Droid

A controversial new application for Motorola’s popular Droid phone has apparently been pulled before it had a chance to hit the cell phone application market-place. The idea behind the “Secret SMS Replicator” application is to forward text messages from the target phone to a designated phone.  What’s more, the application on the target phone is […]

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