May 22, 2015
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, Plaintiff-Appellant,
BRANDON MICHAEL HALL, Defendant-Appellee
COA: 321045. Ottawa CC: 13-037857-AR.
Robert P. Young, Jr., Chief Justice. Stephen J. Markman, Mary Beth Kelly, Brian K. Zahra, Bridget M. McCormack, David F. Viviano, Richard H. Bernstein, Justices.
On order of the Court, the application for leave to appeal the October 23, 2014 judgment of the Court of Appeals is considered. We direct the Clerk to schedule oral argument on whether to grant the application or take other action. MCR 7.302(H)(1). The parties shall submit supplemental briefs within 42 days of the date of this order addressing: (1) whether MCL 168.937 and MCL 168.544c conflict such that the defendant's conduct may only be charged under the latter statute; (2) whether the 'rule of lenity' is relevant in this case; and (3) whether charging the defendant with felony forgery under MCL 168.937 would violate his due process rights. The parties should not submit mere restatements of their application papers.