Jan. 17 2019
But as officials prepare to come to the table, the potential for cost savings isn’t necessarily clear. And results from a recent survey indicate most people are already satisfied with their courtroom...
Dec. 6 2018
The districts courts in East Lansing, Lansing and Mason could consolidate into a single Ingham County-based 55th District Court under legislation that’s swiftly moving through the Legislature in...
Larkin: Specialty courts jeopardized in merger
Nov. 29 2018
“I’ve never understood this concept of big government being equated to good government, especially in terms of the courts,” Larkin said. “We have these three branches of government....
Nov. 22 2018
A recently released Ingham County cost analysis suggested top leaders from Lansing, East Lansing and Ingham County have discussed plans to share the construction costs of a court facility at an undetermined...
Robert Park loses case, ordered to take down art
Nov. 15 2018
Despite calling the Blue Loop art, Clinton County District Judge Michael Clarizio ruled it violated the township’s junk ordinance. Park faces a $250 fine and a court order to rid his property of...
But Judge Clarke spots racial inequities
Sept. 20 2018
Discussions to consolidate Lansing and East Lansing’s 54-A and 54-B district courts with Ingham County’s 55th District Court have started and stalled for more than 20 years. Officials think...