36th District Court addresses cash bond discrimination with new policy in Detroit -- What we know
On Tuesday, the 36th District Court, judges, leaders like Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and civil rights advocates announced a historic agreement for major reform to the cash bail system to level the playing field for working-class Detroiters.
Southfield mother suing makers of Similac baby formula, alleging it sickened her child
Baby Daxton Jackson made his way into the world on Oct. 31, 2021.Mom Wendy Jackson, a medical doctor herself, wanted to breastfeed, but she wasn’t producing enough milk, so she did what she thought was the next best thing, and she turned to the Similac formula Oakwood Hospital provided her with.
Detroit extends moratorium on evictions as statewide moratorium expires
DETROIT – Michigan’s eviction moratorium officially expired, leaving hundreds or potentially thousands of of families at risk of being put out of their homes if they can’t afford to pay rent. In an effort to ease some of the strain, the city of Detroit was able to extend that moratorium for its residents. “If you’re working, you’ve got one set of options, but if you’re unemployed, the options change,” said Rodney Watts. Gretchen Whitmer’s statewide moratorium on evictions expired, the 36th District Court announced it would be extending that moratorium in the city of Detroit until Aug. 15. Duggan urged residents in need to visit the official Detroit Eviction Prevention Resources website.
Detroit activist and former judge says time has come to end racial inequality
DETROIT – Adam Shakoor is a distinguished and rare longtime leader in the Motor City. He has always been a leader in the City of Detroit, once serving as chief judge of the 36th District Court, and even executive deputy mayor under former Mayor Coleman Young. As far as Detroit, the eyes of the world are on the Motor City. And Shakoor applauds the work of Detroit Police Chief James Craig. He says he specifically remembers when the chief was a rookie and he’s proud of the work that’s been done.
36th District Court in Detroit extends moratorium on evictions
DETROIT – The 36th District Court in Detroit is extending its period of limited operations previously announced on March 13 to coincide with the extension of Michigan Gov. On Friday, Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order until June 12 and the state of emergency until June 19. Both executive orders were previously set to expire after May 28. The court’s moratorium on evictions will also be extended through June 12 due to the coronavirus outbreak in Michigan. RELATED: 36th District Court in Detroit extends moratorium on evictions due to COVID-19
36th District Court in Detroit extends moratorium on evictions due to COVID-19
DETROIT – The 36th District Court previously issued a moratorium on evictions March 13. According to a news release, the court has now extended the moratorium to coincide with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-85. The temporary suspension regarding evictions will continue through June 11, 2020. During this time, as stated in the order, “this extension includes a new provision prohibiting any demand for the payment of rent that includes a demand for possession, or other threat of eviction, based on the nonpayment of rent.”Please visit, 36thdistrictcourt.org for further information and updates concerning operational changes due to COVID-19.
Attorney who recently visited 36th District Court in Detroit tests positive for coronavirus
DETROIT – An attorney who recently visited 36th District Court in Detroit has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said. Chief Judge William C. McConico learned an attorney who visited the court March 16 has since tested positive for the virus. “Part of our preparedness plan for the coronavirus has been to schedule additional, regular deep cleanings of our building," McConico said. Anyone who worked or appeared at 36th District Court on March 16 should contact a doctor and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol regarding exposure. Officials at 36th District Court say they have created a coronavirus contingency plan and taken steps to address the threat.
Detroit 36th District Court issues moratorium on evictions due to coronavirus
DETROIT – Effective immediately, the 36th District Court has issued a moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus. “This is a difficult period for our entire community, and in an effort to avoid any additional hardship for those affected, it is important that we halt residential evictions at this time. As everyone is strongly encouraged to practice social distancing and, if applicable, self-quarantine, during this period, it would be unwise and mean-spirited to remove people from their homes until this threat has passed,” said Chief Judge William C. McConico. The court had previously announced further measures to address the threat of coronavirus. For more information on the court’s coronavirus contingency plan, please visit https://www.36thdistrictcourt.org/.
Detroit’s 36th District Court will change some proceedings to limit coronavirus exposure
DETROIT – Some proceedings at the 36th District Court in Detroit will be changed to limit people’s exposure to coronavirus. MORE: Here’s which Michigan counties have confirmed cases of coronavirusBeginning Monday, dockets will be limited to only include certain cases. See the changes being made below:Since the first cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Michigan on Tuesday, many events have been canceled or postponed, including concerts and college graduations. See all the changes that have been made here.