Rockford court case argued in Appeals

Above, the about-to-be completed Kent County 63rd District Courthouse located at the southeast corner of the East Beltline and Knapp St. is scheduled to be opened November 9, 2009.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This past Tuesday, October 6, found Rockford officials in Lansing in a Michigan Court of Appeals courtroom. Rockford was there to appeal a Circuit Court decision that allowed the current two courts of the 63rd District to be combined into one courthouse in Grand Rapids Township. Your reporters were witness […]

Divided Supreme Court rules for Servaas

A GOOD FIGHT—Rockford Judge Steve Servaas refused to sign a letter of resignation presented to him under threat of public humiliation.

‘JTC put the cart before the horse’ by BETH ALTENA “This court has no duty to accept, even in part, any Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) “decision” because the JTC does not have the power to decide how and whether to discipline a judge…”< Those words summed up much of the majority opinion from the Michigan […]