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Michigan Supreme Court Rejects Appellate Practice Section's Proposal Re: Attaching Unpublished Rulings

In 1996, the Michigan Court of Appeals started publicly releasing unpublished opinions to the online publishers. They are now available from both Westlaw and Lexis. They are also available on the Court of Appeals database and Google Scholar. Based on the wide availability of the opinions, the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar recommended that the Court Rules be amended to eliminate the technical requirement of attaching these rulings. The Supreme Court silently rejected the proposed rule.