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Zahra for Justice

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahra teaching UM-Dearborn course

BY COURTNEY MORRISON, Guest Writer From Sheriff Deputies, to psychologists, to engineers, we have a diverse and impressive group of faculty on staff at University of Michigan-Dearborn. This semester, UM-Dearborn had the pleasure of adding a Michigan Supreme Court Justice to its faculty. Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahra began teaching American Judicial Processes at the start …

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Unity rules on Michigan’s Supreme Court

By the end of July of every year, the Michigan Supreme Court issues its opinions in cases argued that term. This term, the court issued 38 opinions, covering 48 cases that were argued, along with several thousand orders disposing of other cases. These opinions addressed a wide range of issues that affect the daily lives …

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The Rule of Law vs. the Rule of Judges

A rule of law judge believes that the interpretation of statues and constitutions must be based on a search for the lawgiver’s intent – that interpreting the law must be more principled than what an individual judge feels is a good outcome. A rule of law judge believes that a judges proper role is to …

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Justices impact laws as interpreters

Battle Creek Enquirer There is a great deal at stake in this November election. Of course, the top of the ticket — the president, Congress and state Legislature — gets most of the attention. But it’s important to remember that our state’s laws and fair treatment for residents under the law is also on the …

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Courts rightly required to be user-friendly

New standards hold courts accountable for being accessible, moving cases promptly The Detroit News Michigan’s court system is clearly part of the reinvention of state government that is now under way. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. is driving the courts toward change that appropriately emphasizes efficiency, transparency and — most of all …

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Snyder names Zahra to Mich. high court

Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday named Appeals Court Judge Brian Zahra to the Michigan Supreme Court By Kathy Barks Hoffman, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday named Appeals Court Judge Brian Zahra to the Michigan Supreme Court, maintaining the high court’s one-vote Republican advantage. Zahra will replace Justice Maura Corrigan, …

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