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April 29, 2005

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Aaron

I once had an opponent's brief stricken three times in an appeal. But the Michigan Court of Appeals (in a 2:1 split) declined to dismiss the opponent's cross appeal.

I have never known the Michigan Court of Appeals to strike a prosecutor's brief, no matter how egregious its departure from proper practice, even while they impose "zero tolerance" rules for minor defects in briefs for civil litigants and defense counsel.

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