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4 Cooley L. Rev. 411 (1986-1987)
Contempt of Court in Michigan

handle is hein.journals/tmclr4 and id is 423 raw text is: CONTEMPT OF COURT IN MICHIGAN
LEONHARD J. KOWALSKI*
DAWN F. MCCARTY**
N. 0. STOCKMEYER, JR.***
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.  The  Nature  of Contempt  .........................  414
II.  Statutory  Authorization  ..........................  415
A. Supreme Court and Circuit Courts ............ 415
B.  Court  of  Appeals  ............................  415
C.  D istrict  Courts  ..............................  415
D .  Probate  Courts  .............................  415
E.  Juvenile  Courts ..............................  415
F.  Court  of  Claim s  .............................  416
G.  Detroit Recorder's Court  .....................  416
III.  Classification  of Contempt  ........................  416
A.  Direct  Contem pt  ............................  416
B.  Indirect  Contem pt  ...........................  417
C.  Crim inal Contem pt  ...........................  417
D .  Civil  Contem pt  ..............................  417
E. Distinctions Between Criminal and Civil Con-
tem p t  ......... ................. . ..........  4 17
(1)  Purpose for Imposing Sanctions .......... 418
(2)  Intent of the Contemnor ................ 418
(3)  Primary Interested Party ................ 418
(4)  Ability to Restore Status Quo ............ 419
(5)  Type  of Sanctions  ......................  419
(6)  Ability  to  Purge  ........................  420
IV. Conduct Constituting Contempt ................... 420
A .  Introduction  ................................  420
B.  Courtroom  Conduct ..........................  421
(1)  Attorney's Misconduct in the Courtroom., 421
(2) Criminal Defendant's Disruptive Conduct
in Court .............    .............. 422
* Publications Attorney, Michigan Judicial Institute; B.A., Antioch College (1965);
M.A., New School for Social Research (1968); J.D., Wayne State University (1971). -Ed.
** Research Attorney, Michigan Judicial Institute; B.A., Michigan State University
(1983); J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1986). -Ed.
*** Professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; A.B., Oberlin College (1960); J.D., Uni-
versity of Michigan (1963). -Ed.

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