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WWJ Tabs McGehee to Speak About Juvenile Lifer Decision

The Michigan Supreme Court will make a decision on whether to give Juveniles already sentenced as a lifer a second chance at life. Michigan has roughly 360 inmates in prison for life who were convicted of first degree murder when they were just teenagers. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette argues that those teenagers were given a fair trial, as well as a fair sentence. But Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Cary McGehee spoke with WWJ's Charlie Langton, and said she agrees with a Supreme Court ruling in 2012 that mandatory no-parole punishments are cruel and unusual for juveniles. "It's cruel and unusual punishment for somebody who's being sentenced," McGehee said. "But somebody who's been in prison for 20 years, who didn't have the benefit of a judge taking into consideration the mitigating circumstances. That's not cruel and unusual punishment?" You can read the entire online summary of the WWJ interview here.

Carlson Speaks to WDET About History of ADA

WDET Radio program, "Detroit Today" with Stephen Henderson, talked to Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Kevin Carlson about the 25th anniversary of the signing of theAmericans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The main points of...

Pitt McGehee Hosts Sold Out Morris Dees Lecture

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 300 came to hear civil rights icon Morris Dees speak Monday, April 13, at Wayne State University Law School. Dees, who is widely celebrated for his work with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he...

Rivers Joins ACLU Suit on Behalf of Female Inmates

Grand Rapids, Mich. Dec. 4 - Beth Rivers, a partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in filing suit against Muskegon County in federal court on behalf of eight female jail inmates who...

Michael Pitt Addresses Tort Reform in Legal News

Michael Pitt, a founding member and managing partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers as well as past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, was interviewed in a special column by the LegalNews in November on Tort Reform.   The...

Michael Pitt Receives Champion of Justice Award

[caption id="attachment_954" align="alignleft" width="300"] (L) Thomas Rombach, 2014-15 SBM President, (C) Michael PItt and (R) Brian Einhorn, 2013-14 SBM President.[/caption] Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Managing Partner Michael Pitt received...