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David Houghton, Political Science
Michigan District Courts handle a variety of cases yet, the focus of this paper is the misdemeanor arraignment process. With hundreds of citizens flowing through the Courts 365 days a year, the Courts proclaim that they provide justice to those citizens in need. "Justice," is the means of reaching a Constitutional goal of a speedy arraignment. Examining case studies, this paper looks at how in many cases, justice is exchanged for time.
Smith, Jerusha, "The Misdemeanor Arraignment Process in Michigan District Courts: Journeying Beyond Citizen Rights and Searching for Legal Undertanding" (1997). Honors Theses. 624.
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