Contempt of Court in Michigan

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Leonhard Kowalski

Michigan Judicial Institute

Dawn McCarty

Michigan Judicial Institute

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: 1987

Abstract

Like the blind men who examined the elephant in the Hindu fable, most lawyers find the subject of contempt of court to be one of mystery and misunderstanding. Trial judges, too, can be confused about exercising the power of contempt. The reversal rate in contempt cases is twice the average of appeals generally.

This article is intended to assist Michigan judges and practitioners in understanding the substantive and procedural aspects of the law of contempt of court. It examines the nature of the contempt power, discusses classifications of contempt, identifies the kinds of conduct constituting contempt, and describes contempt procedural requirements.

Keywords: contempt of court, contempt power

Suggested Citation

Kowalski, Leonhard and McCarty, Dawn and Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Contempt of Court in Michigan (1987). Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 4, 1987. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2335502

Leonhard Kowalski

Michigan Judicial Institute ( email )

Dawn McCarty

Michigan Judicial Institute ( email )

Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

1352 Hickory Island Drive
Haslett, MI 48840
United States
517-339-2246 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/norman-stockmeyer

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