Columns

COMMENTARY: A key component of Peacemaking circle rests on foundation of trust and respect

September 27, 2021

Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Timothy Connors By Katie Orringer and Megan Wang As young women beginning our journey in the legal world, we had the privilege of interning for Judge Timothy Connors of the Washtenaw County Trial Court this year. The ...

COMMENTARY: Courts weigh in on Ivermectin and COVID-19

September 27, 2021

By Marie E. Matyjaszek The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be divisive across the world in several areas – health care, personal freedom, and of course, politics. Relationships between vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations have become particularly ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

September 27, 2021

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter has appointed Pete Menna as the county’s first chief attorney for indigent defense, a new position under the county executive. Menna will oversee the implementation of the county’s criminal defense appointment ...

MY TURN: Deli owner put unique stamp on Motor City

September 27, 2021

For whatever reason, a friend recently sent me a newspaper clipping, one of those that had stood the test of time even if it was yellowed and frayed around the edges. It was meant as a reminder “to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ...

COMMENTARY: Short-term rentals - A regulatory wind blowing from the West

September 27, 2021

By Robert Pollack BridgeTower Media Newswires The issue of short-term rentals is a particularly hot-button issue across Michigan right now, with many different parties having an interest in how the state regulates the issue. Single-family homeowners may ...

COMMENTARY: Having 'the Texas talk' with adolescent girls now vitally important

September 27, 2021

By Samuel Damren “The talk” has been a rite of passage in communities of color in America for decades. The participants are parents and their adolescent children, primarily male adolescents. The topic is how to survive an encounter with the police, ...