Democrats in the state Legislature say lawmakers should get an opportunity to question people under oath about the Flint water crisis.
They’ve introduced a resolution that would give a state Senate panel subpoena power to investigate the situation. They say lawmakers have a duty to exercise their oversight powers to hold public officials accountable.
Max Lorincz and his wife Erica Chittenden. Photo by Rick Pluta
A judge has dismissed the case against a man who was charged under the State Police crime lab’s controversial THC policy.
The policy makes it harder for lab technicians to report that samples containing THC come from marijuana plants – and aren’t made artificially in a lab. Possession of synthetic THC carries tougher penalties than possession of plant-based marijuana products. Continue reading →
Residents and representatives in the Clare Gladwin county are trying to find the right balance between religious freedom and personal safety after a series of Amish buggy collisions culminated in a death this past December.
Max Lorincz and his wife Erica Chittenden outside their home in Spring Lake in Ottawa County. The couple has been fighting to be reunited with their son Dante since Max was charged with possessing synthetic THC – a charge some forensic scientists say is absurd. Photo by Rick Pluta
Maxwell Lorincz lives in Spring Lake near Lake Michigan with his wife and their six-year-old son. At least, they did live with their son, until a year and a half ago.
They lost custody of him after Lorincz was charged with a felony for possessing synthetic THC. He’s a card-carrying medical marijuana patient. But that hasn’t helped in his fight to get his son back.
So for now, the family gets unsupervised visits for a few hours every week. Continue reading →
A first of it’s kind “revenge porn” case in Charlevoix County was dismissed this week.
The charges were filed against 25-year old Andrew Roche. He admitted to not only posting intimate pictures of an ex-girlfriend, he also included her name, phone number and address.
for posting intimate photos of his ex-girlfriend online. Continue reading →
The final step in the legal journey for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse took place today (Thu.) in an Oakland County courtroom, where they finalized adoptions for their children. DeBoer and Rowse are the couple who successfully challenged Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban. Continue reading →
The state Supreme Court has returned 85 criminal cases to lower courts for re-sentencing hearings. That’s because of a recent decision that changed the rules for sentencing defendants. Continue reading →
The Michigan Supreme Court has refused to hear a case that alleges the state and the struggling Highland Park school district are failing in their legal obligation to adequately educate students. Continue reading →
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals says a defendant has to prove a racially diverse jury would be likely to reach a different conclusion if he wants his armed robbery conviction reversed. Continue reading →
Officials say a backlog of more than 11,000 untested rape kits found in an abandoned Detroit crime lab is almost cleared. In some instances, the cases go back more than three decades. But, some victims will still have to wait years for justice. Continue reading →