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June 19, 1990 | United Press International
President Bush announced Monday that he will appoint Michigan Judge Damon J. Keith to the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. He would succeed William Lucas, who now serves in the Justice Department.
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October 20, 2004 | Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge in Michigan, spurning arguments raised by the Justice Department, ruled Tuesday that the state must count provisional ballots cast by voters who turned up at the wrong precinct but were in the right city or township. The decision by U.S. District Judge David Lawson in Bay City is the latest ruling in what has become a thorny issue in the 2004 presidential campaign. The judge issued an injunction forbidding Terri L.
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NEWS
March 30, 1991 | from Associated Press
A judge on Friday upheld Michigan's new law restricting minors' access to abortion. Anti-abortion forces praised the decision, while abortion rights groups called the ruling cowardly and promised an immediate appeal. The law requires girls 17 and younger to have a parent's consent for abortion or seek permission from a probate judge. Judge Philip Schaefer said his refusal to block the law was consistent with previous state court decisions against abortion rights.
NEWS
December 23, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge who once revoked Dr. Jack Kevorkian's bond for showing "utter contempt" of Michigan's ban on assisted suicide refused to remove himself from the case despite defense claims he was "litigating morality." Geoffrey Fieger told Detroit Recorder's Court Judge Thomas E. Jackson that he believes that the judge looked upon his client as a "deeply villainous man that needed to be taught a lesson." Kevorkian is charged with violating the ban in the deaths of Thomas Hyde, who committed suicide Aug.
NEWS
December 31, 1989 | From United Press International
Federal authorities Saturday said they were investigating a threat made against a federal judge, but said there was no indication the case was related to recent bombings that killed an Alabama federal judge and a Savannah, Ga., city councilman. An FBI spokesman declined to discuss the nature of the threat against U.S. District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff, who has been presiding over a case involving a key figure in a Detroit police corruption scandal.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired pathologist who had envisioned setting up a "unique medical practice" of assisting suicides was banned Tuesday from ever again using any device to help end human life. A Circuit Court judge issued a permanent injunction barring Dr. Jack Kevorkian from assisting people who want to die, and harshly criticized his role in helping a terminally ill Oregon woman kill herself last year. "There is reason to condone dying with dignity," said Oakland County Circuit Judge Alice L.
NEWS
December 23, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge who once revoked Dr. Jack Kevorkian's bond for showing "utter contempt" of Michigan's ban on assisted suicide refused to remove himself from the case despite defense claims he was "litigating morality." Geoffrey Fieger told Detroit Recorder's Court Judge Thomas E. Jackson that he believes that the judge looked upon his client as a "deeply villainous man that needed to be taught a lesson." Kevorkian is charged with violating the ban in the deaths of Thomas Hyde, who committed suicide Aug.
NEWS
September 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
Most of Detroit's 10,500 teachers defied a judge's order to go back to work Thursday, and picketed noisily outside schools. Negotiations to end the 3 1/2-week-long strike resumed. Teachers said they were willing to stay on the picket line as long as it takes to win a contract, even though school was to have started Aug. 31. The strike has prolonged summer vacation for Detroit's 168,000 students.
NEWS
August 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
A judge on Wednesday struck down Michigan's law requiring teen-agers to receive a parent's or judge's permission for an abortion. He said it failed to make an exception for pregnancies that threaten a girl's health but not her life. Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge Philip Schaefer said the law violates the equal protection clause of the state constitution.
NEWS
May 21, 1993 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Michigan "anti-suicide" law designed to thwart Dr. Jack Kevorkian's aid to patients seeking to kill themselves was struck down Thursday by a Detroit judge, jeopardizing a probe into the retired pathologist's role in a recent suicide. Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled that a new state law making it a felony to assist in a suicide is unconstitutional because of procedural errors made in February during its passage by the Michigan Legislature.
NEWS
May 21, 1993 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Michigan "anti-suicide" law designed to thwart Dr. Jack Kevorkian's aid to patients seeking to kill themselves was struck down Thursday by a Detroit judge, jeopardizing a probe into the retired pathologist's role in a recent suicide. Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled that a new state law making it a felony to assist in a suicide is unconstitutional because of procedural errors made in February during its passage by the Michigan Legislature.
NEWS
September 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
Most of Detroit's 10,500 teachers defied a judge's order to go back to work Thursday, and picketed noisily outside schools. Negotiations to end the 3 1/2-week-long strike resumed. Teachers said they were willing to stay on the picket line as long as it takes to win a contract, even though school was to have started Aug. 31. The strike has prolonged summer vacation for Detroit's 168,000 students.
NEWS
August 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
A judge on Wednesday struck down Michigan's law requiring teen-agers to receive a parent's or judge's permission for an abortion. He said it failed to make an exception for pregnancies that threaten a girl's health but not her life. Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge Philip Schaefer said the law violates the equal protection clause of the state constitution.
NEWS
March 30, 1991 | from Associated Press
A judge on Friday upheld Michigan's new law restricting minors' access to abortion. Anti-abortion forces praised the decision, while abortion rights groups called the ruling cowardly and promised an immediate appeal. The law requires girls 17 and younger to have a parent's consent for abortion or seek permission from a probate judge. Judge Philip Schaefer said his refusal to block the law was consistent with previous state court decisions against abortion rights.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired pathologist who had envisioned setting up a "unique medical practice" of assisting suicides was banned Tuesday from ever again using any device to help end human life. A Circuit Court judge issued a permanent injunction barring Dr. Jack Kevorkian from assisting people who want to die, and harshly criticized his role in helping a terminally ill Oregon woman kill herself last year. "There is reason to condone dying with dignity," said Oakland County Circuit Judge Alice L.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | United Press International
President Bush announced Monday that he will appoint Michigan Judge Damon J. Keith to the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. He would succeed William Lucas, who now serves in the Justice Department.
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September 8, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Wade H. McCree Jr., who served as U.S. solicitor general, representing President Jimmy Carter's Administration before the Supreme Court, has died at age 67. His tenure involved two cases significant to Californians. McCree, the first black man to sit as a judge on a state court in Michigan, died in Henry Ford Hospital. The cause of death was not disclosed but he reportedly was undergoing treatment for cancer and a heart problem.
NEWS
December 31, 1989 | From United Press International
Federal authorities Saturday said they were investigating a threat made against a federal judge, but said there was no indication the case was related to recent bombings that killed an Alabama federal judge and a Savannah, Ga., city councilman. An FBI spokesman declined to discuss the nature of the threat against U.S. District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff, who has been presiding over a case involving a key figure in a Detroit police corruption scandal.
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