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2016

Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • The Year in Review: President Charles Rutherford
  • The Year Ahead: Executive Director’s Report
  • Augustus Brevoort Woodward: A Life Worthy of Study
  • Membership Roster and 2015 Corporate Members
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Shaping Justice: How Michigan Supreme Court Justices and Bar Leaders Have Faced the Future, and What Might Come Next by State Bar of Michigan President Lori Buiteweg from the Society’s Annual Luncheon
  • Photos from 2016 Annual Luncheon
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Portraits of Justice: James Valentine Campbell
  • Justice Joan Larsen’s Remarks on Justice Scalia
  • Exploring Careers in the Law 2016
  • From the Hall of Justice to the Pulpit: Former MSC Chief Commissioner Becomes Priest
  • Advocates Guild Dinner Announced for October 5, 2016
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Report to the Court: State of the Society 2016 by President Charles Rutherford
  • Portraits of Justice: Benjamin Franklin Graves by Judge Alfred Butzbaugh
  • Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr.’s Remarks from the 2016 Advocates Guild Dinner
  • Karl Llewellyn and the Important Role of Appellate Advocates by Mary Massaron
  • Two More Elected to Advocates Guild Executive Committee
  • Photos from the Advocates Guild Dinner
  • A Portrait Dedication in Pictures: Michael F. Cavanagh
  • Law Clerk Directory
 

2015

Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • The Year Ahead: President’s Report by Wallace D. Riley
  • The Year in Review: Executive Director’s Report
  • Court of Appeals 50th Anniversary
  • 2015 Coleman Intern
  • Bronco! Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Society Presents Law Prize at MSU College of Law
  • Membership Roster and 2014 Corporate Members
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Text of David G. Chardavoyne’s speech at the Annual Luncheon
  • Photos of attendees at Annual Luncheon
  • Exit Smiling: Thoughts of Wallace D. Riley, President 1988-2015
  • President’s Message: Magna Carta and Its American Legacy by Charles Rutherford
  • Society Elects New Officers
  • Gillooly Elected New Member of Board of Directors
  • At the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center: Law Day, Michigan Court of Appeals 50th Anniversary, and Exploring Careers in the Law
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  •  A Brief History of the Court Reporter’s Office by Kevin Cunningham, 2015 Coleman intern
  • Chart of Court Reporters
  • Law Student Prize at Michigan Law
  • Loomis Guns Return to State Capitol
  • Judge Cohn Honored
  • Summer Reading List and Order Form
  • Advocates Guild First Chair Report, Save-the-Date, and Pewabic Pottery Commemorative Tile
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Thomas McIntyre Cooley by Carl W. Herstein, Society Vice President
  • Donation of Cooley Letter by Judge Don Binkowski, Retired
  • First Women on the Court
  • Appellate Advocates and the Sound of Defeat by Mary Massaron
  • Photos from the 2015 Advocates Guild Dinner
 

2014

Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • 25 Years: A Review by Society President Wallace D. Riley
  • Tribute to Patricia Boyle
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • Membership Roster
  • Save the Date: Annual Luncheon
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • History of the Civil War and Michigan’s Role in the Absentee Voting Controversy
  • Civil War Justices: Portraits of Copeland, Morse, Long, Cahill, Grant, Montgomery, and Moore
  • Inquiry Into Isaac Marston from Northern Ireland
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Justice John Dethmers: Eugene Wanger Donates Photos of 69th Justice
  • PHOTOS from the Annual Luncheon on April 10, 2014
  • Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Directors for 2014-15
  • Society Board of Directors Welcomes Julie Fershtman
  • Leland Carr: A Snapshot written by his granddaughter Laurie Dawson
  • Exploring Careers in the Law: July 21-25
  • Society Law Student Prizes: The University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law
  • G. Mennen Williams Exhibit in the Learning Center
  • 2014 Member Contribution Form
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Michigan’s High Court Says No to Absentee Voting for Absent Civil War Soldiers
  • An Evening at the Supreme Court: The Advocates Guild Dinner
  • Pewabic Pottery Commemorative Tile Collection
  • The Night in Pictures: Photos from the Advocates Guild Dinner
  • State of the Society 2014: Report to the Michigan Supreme Court by Wallace D. Riley
  • Traquair: Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House
  • Governor G. Mennen Williams and the Great Ferris Fire: 39th Michigan Legal Milestone
  • Michigan Supreme Court Connections to Ferris Institute
  • #TBT 1941 Michigan Supreme Court photo
  • Big Four Photo Order Form
 

2013

Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • The Year in Review: A Message from Society President Wallace D. Riley
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • Investiture of Justice Bridget Mary McCormack
  • Interview with Michigan Supreme Court Justices: Oral History Project Online at Vincent Voice Library at MSU
  • The Sparrows and the Michigan Supreme Court
  • Membership Roster // Corporate Member List // Honorarium
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Celebrating 25 Years: 1988-2013
  • Justice David Viviano Appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
  • Society Presents Law Student Prize at MSU College of Law
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Dorothy Comstock Riley Legal History Award: Honors Both Founder, President for 25th Anniversary
  • Photos from 25th Anniversary Luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Found! The Portrait of John W. McGrath
  • Alpheus Felch: Justice, Governor, U.S. Senator and What’s In a Name?
  • Miles From Home: Letter of Jane Miles, Wife of 8th Justice George Miles
  • Message from Advocates Guild First Chair Mary Massaron Ross
  • Photos from the 2013 Advocates Guild Dinner
 

2012

Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • The Year in Review 2011: A Message from Society President Wallace D. Riley
  • Where We Are Going: Executive Director’s Report
  • Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Directors
  • Law Student Prize: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • The Positivist and Natural Law Analysis of Korematsu v. United States
  • Found Photos: Voelker, T.G. Kavanagh, Souris, Fitzgerald, and Lane.
  • Advocates Guild Newsletter: Dinner Recap
  • New Law Day Contest from State Bar of Michigan Links to Michigan Legal Milestones
  • Corporate Member List
  • Honorarium Donations
  • Membership Roster
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson
  • Women Who Dared To Lead: New Exhibit Opens at the Michigan Women’s Historical Center
  • The Big Four: Imported from Michigan
  • Learning Center Offers “Moot Court” Programs for Students, Teachers
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Portrait Unveiled: Conrad Mallett, Jr. Portrait Dedicated in Special Session
  • Photos from the 2012 Annual Luncheon
  • 2012 Coleman Intern Jamie Crist
  • Society Presents Law Student Prize at MSU College of Law
  • Society Presents Law Student Prize at Wayne State University College of Law
  • Phi Beta Kappa History
  • Father & Son Supreme Court Justices and Touch-up of TG Kavanagh Portrait
  • Website Survey
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Three Elected to Michigan Supreme Court
  • Justice Marilyn Kelly Prepares for Life Off the Court
  • Book Review–Court Watchers: Eyewitness Accounts in Supreme Court History
  • A “Switch” in Time Saves Nine
  • Law Student Prize Presented at University of Michigan Law School
  • Thomas M. Cooley Student Receives Society Law Student Prize
  • From Coleman Intern to Lawyer: Stephanie Schnelz
  • Domestic Violence Exhibit Debuts in Learning Center
  • Advocates Guild Dinner 2012
 

2011

Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • The Year in Review: A Message from Society President Wallace D. Riley
  • Goals for the Year Ahead: Executive Director’s Report
  • The Care and Feeding of Portraits: Three Georges
  • Around the HOJ
  • Member Spotlight: James L. Ryan
  • Annual Membership Roster
Spring
Summer
 

Newsletter Archives

2010
Winter

Included in this issue are:

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  • The Year in Review: A Message from the Society President
  • Save the Date! Annual Membership Luncheon
  • Goals for the Year Ahead: Executive Director’s Report
  • The Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center
  • Society Offers Lesson Plans to Middle School and High School Teachers
  • 2009 Membership Roster
Spring
Summer
2009
Winter

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  • A Message from the Society President: Reflections on 2008
  • Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center Update
  • A Message from the Executive Director: Where We’re Headed in 2009
  • The Investiture of Justice Diane Marie Hathaway
  • Re-Dedication of “Big Four” Mural at Cooley Law School
  • Membership Roster
Spring
Summer

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  • Road Trip! A Look at the Places and Personalities Made Famous by Sherwood v. Walker
  • 2009 Coleman Intern Stephanie Schnelz
  • Society Welcomes New Vice President, Directors to Board
  • Images from the 18th Annual Membership Luncheon
Fall

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  • Society Restores Desk of Justice Leland W. Carr
  • Wanted: Historic Court Artifacts
  • Bird, Snow Portraits Sent to Chicago
  • Other Portrait Restoration Projects
  • Test Your Knowledge: Court History Quiz
  • Society Law Student Prizes Awarded at U.D. Mercy and MSU Colleges of Law
  • Taking the Court to the People
  • Advocates Guild Hosts 3rd Annual Dinner
2008
Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • A Message from the Society President
  • Can’t Wait for 2008: Executive Director’s Message
  • Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center Update
  • Membership Roster
  • A Message from the Society President: A Look Back at 2007
  • Can’t Wait for 2008: A Message from the Executive Director
  • Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center Update
  • 2007 Membership Roster
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • In Recent News…Society Hires 2008 Coleman Intern
  • In Recent News…Verdict of History Lesson Plans a Hit
  • MSCHS 2007 Financial Statement
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Society Hosts 17th Annual Membership Luncheon
  • Society Welcomes New Board Members
  • Chief Justice Addresses Luncheon
  • Images from the Annual Luncheon
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Society Receives $45,000 Grant from State Bar Foundation
  • A Changing of the Guard at the Historical Society
  • Supreme Court Advocates Guild Hosts Second Annual Dinner
2007
Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • The Year in Review: A Message from the Society President
  • The Road Ahead: A Message from the Executive Director
  • 2006 Year-End Financial Statements
  • 2006 Membership Roster
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • The Defeat of Thomas M. Cooley in the 1885 Election
  • 16th Annual Luncheon to Feature Legal Vignette by Professor Paul D. Carrington
  • Did You Know….The Commissioners’ Office
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Chief Justice Cooley
  • Society Welcomes New Officer
  • Society Hosts 16th Annual Membership Luncheon
  • Images from the 16th Annual Membership Luncheon
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • The 1986 Michigan Supreme Court Election
  • Historical Society Receives $9,400 Grant from the Michigan Humanities Council
  • Supreme Court Advocates Guild Hosts Inaugural Dinner
2006
Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • A Look Back at 2005: A Message from the Society President
  • What’s Ahead in 2006 – A Message From the Executive Director
  • 2005 Year-End Financial Statements
  • 2005 Membership Roster
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Luncheon Program Will Feature Vignette by Co-Editor of The History of Michigan Law
  • About The History of Michigan Law
  • Learning Center Working on Several New Projects
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Michigan’s Surprising and Unexpected History of Equality
  • Society Welcomes New Officer and Board Members
  • Society Hosts 15th Annual Membership Luncheon
  • Resolution Honoring Mrs. Rosa Parks
  • Images from the 15th Annual Membership Luncheon
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Coleman Intern Completes Research Project
  • Did You Know….War Heroes on the Court
  • The 1943 Defeat of Bert D. Chandler
  • Did You Know….The Seal of the Michigan Supreme Court
2005
Winter
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Historical Society Hosts Special Session Acknowleding Loan of the Big Four Portrait
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • John Voelker: Justice, Author, Fisherman, Friend
  • Society Welcomes Michael G. Harrison to the Board
  • Society Hosts 14th Annual Membership Luncheon
  • Portrait of Justice Theodore Souris Dedicated
Fall
2004
Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • A Look Back at 2003 – A Message From the Society President
  • The Road Ahead – A Message From the Executive Director
  • 2003 Year-End Financial Statements
  • 2003 Membership Roster
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Trial of Last Man Executed Under Michigan Law to be Topic of Luncheon Vignette
Summer
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Test Your Knowledge of the Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court
  • Your Copy of the New Index to Special Sessions Will Soon Be in the Mail!
  • Society Sponsors Holiday Card Fundraiser for the Learning Center
2003
Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • Michigan Supreme Court Dedicates Hall of Justice
  • President’s Message
  • Society Hires 2003 Coleman Intern
  • Big Four Writing and Research Project Underway
  • 2002 Year-End Financial Statements
  • 2002 Membership Roster
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Society Dedicates Portrait of Justice James H. Brickley
  • Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley To Be Honored With the Legal History Award
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Society Honors Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley With LEGAL HISTORY AWARD
  • The Society Celebrates Its 15th Year
  • Michigan Political History Society Picks “Greats” of Past Half-Century
  • 2003 Annual Luncheon Photos
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • 2003 Coleman Intern Completes Women and the Law Project
  • Society Members Earn State Bar Honors
  • Michigan Supreme Court Justices as Authors
  • In the Spotlight
2002
Winter

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Included in this issue are:

  • Controversies and Cases:The Indigenous Peoples of Michigan
  • President’s Message: Tragedies and Triumphs
  • Portriat Collection
  • Membership Luncheon
  • Colemann Internship
  • Education Project
  • Oral Histories
  • Hall of Justice
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • Governor Engler To Be Honored With the First-Ever Legal History Award
  • Society Projects Progressing Nicely
  • Hall of Justice Construction Continues
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Governor Engler’s Judicial Philosophy
  • Chief Justice Corrigan Addresses the Crowd
  • Society Welcomes Two New Boardmembers, Honors Others
  • Society Unveils New Logo
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Society Receives Historic Artifact
  • Demystifying the Judiciary: The New Learning Center
  • New micourthistory.org Up and Running
  • Justice Boyle Oral History Nearing Completion
  • Oral Histories to be On-line by October
  • Society Prepares for Move to Hall of Justice
2001
Winter
Spring

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Included in this issue are:

  • People v Dean – An Early Suffrage Case in Michigan Supreme Court History
  • Cooley Law Grad Makes History
  • Coleman Intern Selected and On Her Way
Summer

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Included in this issue are:

  • Dorothy Comstock Riley Receives Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Legal Milestone to be Dedicated in Honor of Mary Stallings Coleman
  • Society Bids Farewell to Executive Director, Welcomes New Director
  • Chief Justice Weaver Delivers State of the Judiciary Address
  • MSC Opening Session Scheduled
Fall

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Included in this issue are:

  • Michigan Supreme Court History: The Civil Rights Struggle
  • Beam Signing Held for Hall of Justice in Lansing
  • Society Receives Grant for Its 2001 Education Pilot Project
  • Biography of Otis M. Smith Published
  • 20th Century Portrait Collection Completed
2000
Winter
Spring
Summer
1999
Winter
Spring

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  • Chief Justice Elizabeth Weaver’s Extraordinary Journey
  • President’s Message
  • Justices Maura Corrigan and Robert Young, Jr. Sworn In
Summer
Fall