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MICHIGAN LAW IN THE NEWS

Tesla opening second Michigan service center in Grand Rapids suburb

A 2014 state law previously banned Tesla’s direct to consumer sales model. A settlement was reached in January 2020 with Michigan Attorney General

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Former members of The Geek Group indicted in connection to illegal Bitcoin trading

Prosecutors allege the group never registered The Geek Group as a money transmitting business, thereby breaking the law.

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Renewed effort in Legislature to end child marriages in Michigan

According to state records, more than 5,000 children, some as young as 14, were married in Michigan between 2000 and 2018.

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New Supreme Court Case Could Drastically Limit Homeowners Fourth Amendment Rights

Case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court touching on unreasonable searches and seizures. I *hope* they act to protect privacy and liberty against an ever expanding power of government to intrude. If they do not act to protect individual liberties...

"Thanks to overcriminalization, prosecutors could potentially file far more criminal charges over “a staggering array of everyday conduct,” including “doodling on a dollar bill, selling snacks without a license, spitting in public, eavesdropping, littering (including on your own property), jaywalking, and possession of a felt tip marker by a person under twenty-one.” As a result, “millions of Americans unwittingly commit a misdemeanor every day.”

“Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government,” Justice Robert H. Jackson warned more than seven decades ago. “Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart...the human personality deteriorates and dignity and self-reliance disappear where homes, persons and possessions are subject at any hour to unheralded search and seizure by the police.”

Read more at Forbes

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Michigan appeals court OKs medical marijuana for those on probation

Despite voters' overwhelming approval of the law, it took 12 years for Michigan courts to fully recognize the law’s protections.

Read more at Detroit Free Press

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