Tag: court

The Kalamazoo County courthouse in downtown Kalamazoo

July 16, 2021

16 months after it stopped seating juries, county courts are set to resume. A backlog of cases awaits them.

June 7, 2021

Remote court hearings became the default during the pandemic, and that may not end with COVID.

a judge's gavel on a desk

May 11, 2021

9th Circuit Court says in-person jury trials are just too dangerous during spring surge of COVID.

the Kalamazoo County Courthouse in downtown Kalamazoo.

March 5, 2021

Pandemic closures have led to long wait times for justice to be served. It could take years to get through the backlog.

The Kalamazoo County courthouse in downtown Kalamazoo

November 11, 2020

The courts have adjourned due to the rise of COVID cases in the county.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

October 13, 2020

The state Supreme Court has denied the governor’s request to delay its ruling that invalidates her emergency powers.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

October 9, 2020

The state’s top court struck down the governor’s emergency powers. Now officials wonder what effect that could have on COVID efforts.

a man in a grocery store wearing a face mask

October 5, 2020

In a 4-3 decision, Michigan’s top court rules that the governor doesn’t have the power to issue executive orders meant to curb the coronavirus.

the Kalamazoo County Courthouse in downtown Kalamazoo.

September 15, 2020

Jury trials have been on hold since March due to concerns about spreading COVID-19.

a gym with weights

June 29, 2020

The governor is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that gyms should be allowed to reopen. One study indicates they may be safe to do so.