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Defense Lawyer Deficient in Baby Death Case

Legal scholars, lawyers, and judges are aware of the steep price the criminal justice system -and our society- pays with each wrongly-convicted individual. There is an old adage from Blackstone’s legal commentaries: it is better for 100 guilty persons to escape then for one innocent person to suffer a wrongful conviction. Last month, the Michigan […]

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What Constitutes a Pot Plant under the Medical Marijuana Act?

In mid-January, the Michigan Court of Appeals again addressed an aspect of the oft-litigated Medical Marijuana Act. This time, the issue was what parts of a marijuana plant count when determining whether a certified care provider has complied with the Act to obtain immunity from prosecution. The defendant in People vs Randall was charged with […]

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