Margaret Murray-Scholz Noe

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Margaret Murray-Scholz Noe
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Current Court Information:
39th Circuit Court, Michigan
Title:   Judge
Service:
Active:   1/2009-1/2015
Past position:   Judge, Lenawee County Probate Court
Past term:   2005-2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Siena Heights University
Law School:   Detroit College of Law
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  39th Circuit Court
Position:  Unopposed
State:  Michigan
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014

Margaret Murray-Scholz Noe is a judge for the 39th Circuit Court in Lenawee County, Michigan. She was elected to this position on November 4, 2008, and took office the following January 1st for a six-year term that ends on January 1, 2015.[1] She is running for re-election to the 39th Circuit Court in 2014.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan judicial elections, 2014

Noe is running for re-election to the 39th Circuit Court.
General: She will be unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

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Education

Noe received her undergraduate degree from Siena Heights University and her J.D. from the Detroit College of Law.[3]

Career

Noe worked as a private practice attorney and an assistant Lenawee County prosecuting attorney prior to becoming a judge. She was appointed by former Governor Jennifer Granholm to the Lenawee County Probate Court on November 18, 2005. She joined the circuit court bench in 2009. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Siena Heights University.[3]

Notable cases

Sailor ordered to appear for child custody hearing while deployed


A ruling by Judge Noe requiring a Navy sailor to appear for a child custody hearing despite his deployment in the Pacific Ocean made headlines in June 2014. Matthew Hindes was seeking to keep full custody of his six-year-old daughter, who was being cared for by her stepmother and Hindes' wife, Benita-lynn Hindes. Matthew Hindes said that he was granted full custody of his daughter four years ago due to the neglect of her mother. The hearing was scheduled for June 23, and Judge Noe initially said that Hindes would be in contempt if he was not present. Since Hindes, who was stationed on the USS Michigan submarine, would not have been able to make it back for the hearing, the judge delayed the hearing.[4]

At first, Noe had explained:

If the child is not in the care and custody of the father, the child should be in the care and custody of the mother.[5]

—Judge Margaret Murray-Scholz Noe[4]

On June 22, 2014, Noe postponed the proceedings, explaining that the court was unaware of Hindes' deployment.

This court would not cause Mr. Hindes or any other person in military service to suffer prejudice as a result of their military duty while away in service to our nation[5]

—Judge Margaret Noe[6]

Noe also cited the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, which states, "In an action covered by this section in which the defendant is in military service, the court shall grant a stay of proceedings for a minimum period of 90 days."[4][6]

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References

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