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  • Court's marijuana ruling a victory for authorities(zero tolerance in the real world)

    06/22/2006 9:52:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 193 replies · 2,212+ views
    http://www.mlive.com/news/ ^ | 6 22 06 | Steven Hepker
    Marijuana users can be arrested for drugged driving weeks after they toast a joint, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a Jackson County appeal. A veteran prosecutor hailed the ruling as a correct interpretation of the zero-tolerance law that will make enforcement easier. A longtime defense attorney said the high court has opened the floodgates on overreaching government. "This goes to show the Supreme Court does not seem to care about individual rights," Jackson attorney Jerry Engle said. At issue were cases from Jackson and Grand Traverse counties. The local case involved the prosecution of Dennis Kurts for driving...
  • (Michigan) Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver to resign in October

    01/13/2005 6:16:34 PM PST · by Ellesu · 13 replies · 508+ views
    mlive.com ^ | 01/13/05 | DAVID EGGERT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver will step down in October, giving Gov. Jennifer Granholm her first chance to narrow the court's conservative 5-2 majority. Weaver, a Republican nominee who has increasingly sided with two Democratic justices, announced her resignation Thursday. The 63-year-old from Glen Arbor said one reason she will step down is that she has served 10 years and thinks that's long enough for someone to be on the state's high court. "I intend to put my money where my mouth is and step down in October 2005 after over 10 years on the Supreme...