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MI Supreme Court to decide fate of 350 juvenile lifers

file0001823478797Life without parole used to be the automatic sentence for juveniles who were tried as adults and convicted of first degree murder. That was until June of 2012, when the US Supreme Court ruled that automatic life without parole for juveniles was unconstitutional.

But there’s a question here in Michigan that remains – what happens to more than 350 juvenile lifers here who were sent to prison before the decision. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on that question.
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Judge orders parole hearings for juvenile lifers

file000495587744A federal judge in Detroit has ordered parole hearings for more than 350 juvenile lifers serving time in Michigan prisons.
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Governor signs bill to move Court of Claims

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Governor Rick Snyder has moved lawsuits challenging some of his administration’s most-controversial policies to a new panel of judges on the state Court of Appeals. The governor has signed a bill that shakes up the court that hears big lawsuits against the state.
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GOP plan would move claims court from Dem-leaning Ingham County

file000495587744Legal claims against the state would be sent to a new division of the Michigan Court of Appeals under a bill that just cleared the state Senate.
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