Wednesday, August 01, 2012

MDP Releases New Video: “Extreme Michigan Supreme Court Endangers Children


From Michigan Democratic Party
Video Shows How Court’s Extreme Rulings Could Deny Justice to Child Abuse Victims in Michigan
LANSING – The Michigan Democratic Party today released a new 30-second video, “Extreme Michigan Supreme Court Endangers Children,” which shows how a repeat of a Penn State-type scandal in Michigan could lead to child abuse victims being denied justice.
Under the ruling in LaMeau v. City of Royal Oak (490 Mich. 949, *; 805 N.W.2d 841, 2011), it would be extremely difficult to hold individuals responsible if they knew or should have known about the abuse and covered it up. In addition, if crimes were covered up, this Michigan Supreme Court would rule that any lawsuit was filed too late, thus rewarding the perpetrators of the cover-up (Trentadue v. Buckler, 479 Mich. 378, 2007).
“It’s apparent from the extreme rulings of the Michigan Supreme Court that child sex abuse victims would have the courthouse doors blocked in Michigan,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer. “This Court has protected insurance companies and government bureaucracies and would continue to do so at the expense of innocent kids.
“Michigan deserves a Supreme Court that would protect children and families, not powerful institutions. Judge Connie Marie Kelley, Judge Shelia Johnson and Professor Bridget Mary McCormack have devoted their careers to standing up for women, children and families, and we need to elect them this November.”
Watch the video online here:
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