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Defendant argues court fees improper

Nov 20, 2018 - The Detroit News

Lansing - A high court decision on court costs assessed at felony sentencing could hit a key source of funding for the operation of Michigan trial courts.

The Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on behalf of defendant Shawn Cameron, a Washtenaw County man who appealed the $1,611 in court costs he was assessed when sentenced for an assault in 2013.

The Washtenaw County trial court upheld the cost in 2015, saying it was calculated with a formula that included the court's...