The objective of the Michigan Supreme Court Community Connections Program is to enhance students’ awareness and understanding of Michigan’s judicial system and its vital role in assuring American democracy.
Oral Argument Preview
STEVEN EDWARD KING v STATE OF MICHIGAN, et al.
Michigan Supreme Court Case No. 140684
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Michigan Supreme Court Community Connections in Lenawee County
With help from Honorable Judge Margaret M.S. Noe, Circuit Court, Lenawee County was chosen to host the Michigan Supreme Court Community Connections on October 19, 2010 at Siena Heights University Francoeur Theater Auditorium. The Lenawee Intermediate School District was proud to partner with WLEN 103.9 FM, MI Supreme Court, Monroe ISD, Lenawee Christian, the eleven Lenawee County Public School Districts, Siena Heights, Adrian College, JCC @ TECH and Lenawee County Court’s BAR Association.
“The objective of the Michigan Supreme Court Community Connections Program is to enhance students’ awareness and understanding of Michigan’s judicial system and its vital role in assuring American democracy.”
– Community Connections Program Guide
Prior to the case, students in Government and Social Studies/Political Science for High Schools and Colleges were taught the judicial process, details of this exact case and what to look for during the oral arguments using supporting documents from the Michigan Supreme Court, interviews with local attorneys from the Lenawee County BAR Association and a video of Judge Noe.
Can Michigan, after granting an insurance agent’s license to a man convicted of a felony, revoke it several years later on the basis that the state Insurance Code barred the state from granting the license in the first place?
-Documents: MI Supreme Court – Community Connections Program Overview
and Guide for Students Lenawee October 2010.pdf
-Video: Oral Argument Preview
Over 500 students were able to experience the live oral arguments at Siena Heights University, via rebroadcast to Adrian Public Schools Performing Arts Theater and throughout Lenawee and Monroe County classrooms for the STEVEN EDWARD KING v STATE OF MICHIGAN, et al. by the Michigan Supreme Court, Case No. 140684.
In the court room and behind the scenes, A/V students from Lenawee and Monroe Counties helped with the audio/ video broadcast, rebroadcast over LISD TV and ME TV, streaming video, and the video and audio recording being filed at the Michigan Supreme Courthouse.
JUST RELEASED – Lenawee County BAR Association Members are scheduled throughout the county presenting the Court’s Decision to the students during the month of April.
-Documents: King-op.PDF and Syllabus King.PDF
NEW VIDEO – Judge Noe explains the Michigan Supreme Court‘s decision, the process, and its implications. Four judges ruled that it was only fair for Mr. King to keep his license, while three judges ruled that the law is the law and his license should be revoked. Majority rules in the judicial system allowing Mr. King to continue his insurance practice.
-Video: Michigan Supreme Court Decision Review
Students used a case study to explore the limit and scope of individual rights, as compared to the common good protected by governmental actions.
We appreciate everyone’s help to create this once in a lifetime event for our students in Lenawee and Monroe Counties.
Supporting documents can be found at http://www.lisd.us. Oral Argument Review, Live recording of Oral Argument and Michigan Supreme Court Decision Review videos on DVD are available for checkout at LISD CEMaT 517-265-1691.
COMMENTS – Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly said, “The communities that have hosted us for these programs have been unfailingly gracious and supportive, and Lenawee County is no exception. The Court thanks Siena Heights University, Lenawee County judges, court staff, and area attorneys, the Lenawee and Monroe Intermediate School Districts, Adrian College, Jackson Community College, and community educators and students for making this event possible. My fellow justices and I are grateful for their efforts.”
Lenawee County 39th Judicial Circuit Judge Margaret M. S. Noe said, “Most citizens have some understanding of what goes on in a trial court; fewer understand the appellate courts. By inviting the Michigan Supreme Court to Lenawee County, we hope students, teachers, parents, and community alike will have a better grasp of the courts and justice system in everyday life.”
(Videos are password protected)
“Michigan Supreme Court Decision Review Video”
“Oral Argument Preview Video”
Sonja and Deniece,
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I so appreciate having the opportunity to share learning space with the LISD and our Community of Schools. This has been a wonderful experience. Please feel free to call upon me at any time you think I can assist you in working with the students. It is one of my favorite activities.
The video is great, just as I would have expected.
Sincerely, Margaret Noe