Statement: May 4 Michigan Supreme Court Hearings

The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments today about the right of Flint criminal case defendants Nancy Peeler, Rich Baird and Nick Lyon to have preliminary examinations in their cases, and the constitutionality of the one-person grand jury. Legal counsel for Gov. Rick Snyder filed an amicus brief and spoke during oral arguments. A statement from Gov. Snyder’s legal counsel from Warner Norcross + Judd is below:

We appreciate the Michigan Supreme Court’s consideration today. We believe the Attorney General’s Office’s handling of these cases raises very significant due process and constitutional questions that could impact all Michiganders. We look forward to the court’s decision.

You can read more about the hearings in the Associated Press here.