Supreme Court

Justice Mary Beth Kelly will be missed

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gov. Rick Snyder today thanked Justice Mary Beth Kelly for her service on the state Supreme Court, after the announcement she will retire Oct. 1. “Justice Kelly has shown tremendous leadership and dedication during her time on the Supreme Court,” Snyder said. “Her advocacy on juvenile justice issues has had a major impact on the state, and she has been instrumental [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

December 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Supreme Court rules pensions taxable Jerry Coon The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday, Nov. 18, upheld the constitutionality of the controversial Michigan pension tax changes made by our legislature last spring. Public Act 38, as signed by Governor Snyder, proposed taxing public pensions beginning on January 1, 2012. Private pensions have always been taxed, but public [...]

Supreme Court Hears Servaas case

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Fischer takes brunt of scrutiny A year and two months and $158,000 later, Rockford’s Judge Servaas has had his day before the Michigan Supreme Court. Although a ruling could still be months away, Servaas is pleased with the hearing, which dragged to an hour long. It consisted – in part – of a grilling of Paul Fischer, the Judicial Tenure Commission [...]