Michigan Reaching Breakthrough Moment for Access to Justice, Says Chief Justice McCormack

Michigan may be reaching a breakthrough moment when it comes to access to justice. That’s according to Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. She tells MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher that the pandemic has played a big role in getting Michigan's justice system to a better, fairer place. Subscribe to MichMash on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, NPR One or..

How Climate Change Shook Michiganders in 2021 — and What Things Could Look Like in the Years Ahead

Each year, the number of stories highlighting the changing climate has increased. In much of the world, there’s reason for that. This year, climate change took a particular toll in Southeast Michigan, where residents experienced one of the worst flooding seasons in its history.  “It’s a different reality, it’s a new world in a changing climate. And really what..

Looking Back on 2021’s Most Significant Court Cases and News Stories, from Racial Justice to Oxford Shooting

There have been several high-profile trials and legal challenges this year that have dealt with everything from racial justice and abortion rights to how we treat minors and their parents in court. "I thought that [the conviction of Derek Chauvin] was incredibly important to show that police officers can be held accountable." --Barbara McQuade, University of Michigan Law..