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Fri June 28, 2013
State office wants to change number of judges in certain areas of MI
LANSING, MI (AP)-- The agency that oversees Michigan's courts wants to add judges in Macomb, Oakland and Kent counties and eliminate some judicial posts elsewhere.
The recommendations were released Thursday. Only lawmakers can make changes.
The State Court Administrative Office recommends four additional Circuit Court judges in Macomb County and two more in Oakland County. In the Grand Rapids area, the agency recommends another Circuit Court judge and a District Court judge.
On the other side, lawmakers are being asked to cut four judges in Wayne County Circuit Court and one District Court judge each in Berrien, Delta and Saginaw counties. The report recommends cutting a judge in the District Court that serves Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties.
No current judge would lose a job. The cuts would come after retirement or resignation.