New Ann Arbor development proposals include 227 housing units, daycare
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor planning officials have given notice of public hearings on three new development proposals, including 227 housing units and a daycare. The hearings will take place at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.mlive.com
All the president's apologists: Defending Trump by attacking the truth
John Dickerson says the former president's supporters have engaged in diversion, distraction and lying about witnesses at the January 6 hearings, demonstrating that they're OK with Trump's failure to protect the nation.cbsnews.com
‘Proud’ to defend democracy: Michigan SOS preparing for attempts to interrupt 2022 election process
As midterm elections approach, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says she is committed to her work, which she defines as defending the democratic process and ensuring each Michigander’s vote is counted.
LIVE STREAM: Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court confirmation hearings
Watch live coverage as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her nomination to the Supreme Court by President Joe Biden. If confirmed, Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.
Saginaw County courthouse resuming in-person hearings with COVID numbers waning
SAGINAW, MI — After two months of matters being held via Zoom due to COVID-19, the Saginaw County courthouse is set to resume in-person hearings. Saginaw County Chief Circuit Judge Darnell Jackson on Wednesday, Feb. 16, issued a statement that in-person hearings can be scheduled starting Monday, Feb. 21., if the individual judges and parties choose to do so. Jackson said he met with Christina Harrington, health officer at the Saginaw County Health Department, on Wednesday morning to get an assessment of where the county now stands with COVID-related issues. “I am happy to tell you that we are in a three-week decline in our numbers,” Jackson said. Read more:Saginaw County courthouse to resume Zoom-only hearings due to rising COVID numbersSaginaw County boy, 13, did not die from COVID-19 vaccine, investigation showsSaginaw County’s omicron surge may be subsiding, following statewide COVID-19 trendmlive.com
Biden’s first wave of judicial nominees would put only Black woman on Chicago appeals court
“We do not win trials and contested hearings often, but we must keep trying,” Jackson-Akiwumi wrote. “There are numerous examples of the defense bar fighting an issue over and over and losing all of the time, only to have the Supreme Court or Congress finally weigh in and right a wrong that the defense bar has been pushing against for years.”chicagotribune.com
Former Flint mayor speaks out after Former Gov. Snyder’s attorney says ‘neglecting a city is not a crime’
FLINT, Mich. – Former Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley took issue with arguments made by former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s attorneys in the Flint water crisis case. Residents complained about skunky water, but Snyder’s environmental agency insisted the water was safe until a doctor in 2015 reported elevated lead levels in children. They argue that Snyder worked in Ingham County, not Genesee County, so the indictment returned in Flint should not stand. Rick Snyder file motion to dismiss charges in Flint water crisis
Washtenaw County courts remain closed amid reopenings
ANN ARBOR Although Monday marks the reopening of several governmental offices -- including operations at Larcom City Hall -- Washtenaw County courts will not be reopening for in-person business for now. Phases one and two will only allow employees in court buildings, and in-person services are expected to start up again in late June and early July. Until then, all court proceedings, probation interviews and any other public services will be conducted via videoconferencing, phone calls, mail or other means. If a visitor does not have a face covering, some court locations will be able to provide them at the security screening locations. Visitors will be screened for symptoms and COVID exposure at the security screening locations.