Summary of Applications / Oral Argument on Applications Granted - December 2022

Mini-Oral Argument on Application Granted
People v John McCauley Burkman, People v Jacob Alexander Wahl, MSC Nos. 164638, 164639 (COA Nos. 356600, 356602), MOAAs granted November 2, 2022

Constitutionality of MCL 168.932(a)

The Court directed the parties to address: (1) whether the Court of Appeals properly interpreted MCL 168.932(a); and (2) whether MCL 168.932(a) is unconstitutional on its face or as applied to the defendants.

People v Tyler Allen Sale, MSC No. 164339 (COA No. 355540), MOAA granted November 4, 2022

Extrinsic Evidence under MRE 608(b)

The Court directed the parties to address: (1) whether the trial court erred by excluding extrinsic evidence related to a witness’s character for truthfulness or untruthfulness, see MRE 608(b); and (2) if so, whether the exclusion of the extrinsic evidence was more likely than not outcome determinative, see People v Douglas, 496 Mich 557 (2014); People v Armstrong, 490 Mich 281 (2011).

by John Zevalking
Associate Editor