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Bridget Mary McCormack

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The number of  COVID-19 cases in Michigan and Washtenaw County is flattening.  As such, the economy is slowly starting to reopen.  As more cars hit the roads, law enforcement will begin to step up traffic enforcement.  Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton checked in with WEMU's David Fair to discuss those changes and other issues the department is dealing with as we move through the COVID-19 crisis. 


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Attorneys won’t be in the Michigan Supreme Court chambers this week as they argue cases.  As we hear from Rick Pluta, the state’s highest court has moved arguments online due to the COVID-19 crisis.


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After another racist graffiti message was found on a wall at Eastern Michigan University, a new approach will be used to address the issue. 
 


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A new court rule is supposed to make sure judges in Michigan don’t put people in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines or fees.  


High school students from across Washtenaw County are seeing the legal process in action when the Michigan Supreme Court hears a case in Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry had a chance to speak about the event with  State Supreme Court Justice, Bridget Mary McCormack.