Judge hears final arguments on temporary order barring prosecutors from enforcing Michigan abortion ban
An Oakland County Circuit Court judge on Thursday continued to hear arguments for and against issuing a preliminary injunction that would continue to block the enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban post Roe.
Judge hears arguments on temporary order blocking Michigan prosecutors from enforcing abortion ban
An Oakland County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday afternoon will hear arguments for and against extending a temporary restraining order that is currently blocking the enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban post Roe.
Watch: Swearing-in ceremony of top Oakland County elected officials
Incumbents County Executive Dave Coulter, Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown, Sheriff Michael Bouchard and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash were each administered their oath of office during the brief ceremony. OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Oakland County’s top elected officials were sworn-in Thursday for the next four years in Oakland County Circuit Court by Chief Judge Shalina D. Kumar. Incumbents County Executive Dave Coulter, Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown, Sheriff Michael Bouchard and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash were each administered their oath of office during a brief ceremony. Newly elected Prosecutor Karen McDonald was present for the event, but a separate ceremony was held for her the same day. Treasurer-elect Robert Wittenberg, who replaces Treasurer Andy Meisner, will take his oath of office in the summer when Meisner’s term expires.
Oakland County judge awards $500k to celebrity in international revenge porn extortion case
PONTIAC, Mich. – An Oakland County judge awarded a $500,000 judgement Wednesday against a Dearborn woman who was sued for allegedly engaging in an international revenge pornography-related extortion scheme against a celebrity. The celebrity was not named due to privacy reasons. The law office said the celebrity is a singer had pornographic videos and photos sent to Saba without his knowledge or consent. Saba reportedly published a video on social media and stated she intended to publish the entire video online. The plaintiff alleged that Saba’s phone number was used to communicate an extortionist threat to the celebrity, who said he ended up wiring nearly $20,000 and Saba still threatened to publish the video.
Oakland County executive releases statement regarding 15-year-old girl placed at Childrens Village
PONTIAC, Mich. Oakland County Executive David Coulter has released a statement regarding a 15-year-old girl placed by the Oakland County Circuit Court at Childrens Village. Officials said she was placed there for a probation violation of not completing online schoolwork and other reasons. Coulter released the following statement:I spoke with the Judge this evening. While there are many more details that she is unable to share with me and the public to protect privacy of the minor and their family, I believe a review of this case within her court or during an appellate process is required. It has been a top priority of my administration to keep the young people and employees safe at Childrens Village during the pandemic and that includes limiting residency to immediate safety risks.