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Michigan ­gubernatorial ­candidates spar in joint forum hosted by MPA

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s seven gubernatorial candidates have sparred on the same stage in what is likely their only joint forum before the August primary.

Thursday’s event was hosted by the Michigan Press Association.

Republicans Bill Schuette and Calley clashed over Calley’s new accusation that Schuette has not kept all his assets in a blind trust as attorney general. Democrats asked about Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s low approval rating cited his role in Flint’s water crisis and giving tax cuts to corporations while the roads worsen.

The candidates broke along party lines when discussing the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump and ballot initiatives to change redistricting and allow voters to cast an absentee ballot for any reason.


FBA ­Eastern District of Michigan 39th Annual Dinner set for June 21

Join us for the 39th Annual Dinner of the FBA Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday, June 21, featuring a cocktail reception with cash bar and a sit-down meal. The event features the Annual Meeting and Election of Officers as well as the presentation of the 10th Annual Julian Abele Cooke, Jr. – Bernard A. Friedman FBA Civility Award. The cocktail reception starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program from 6:30-8 p.m. at the International Banquet and Conference Center, Atheneum Hotel, 400 Monroe St. in Detroit. The cost to attend is $100 per person for members, $80 per person for junior members, federal clerk members and students members (must be FBA Chapter members), and $120 for non-members. Make reservations by June 10 at fbamich. org. (Vegetarian meal available upon advance request by emailing Mindy Herrmann at fbamich @fbamich.org). In addition, $1200 Table Sponsorships are offered to firms and companies who wish to support our Chapter of the FBA and the Annual Dinner event. Sponsorship includes 8 seats at a 10-person table (when possible the additional two seats will be used for a judicial honoree and guest). Table Sponsors will be honored and recognized on our Sponsor Board which will be displayed at the dinner, on our Annual Dinner Program, and in the Fall issue of our Chapter Newsletter. Note that submissions for the Cooke – Friedman Civility Award are due on May 25. See the awards information page on our website at fbamich.org for additional information about the award. Email submissions to fbamich@fba.


ISIAL hosting Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner May 17

Join ISIAL for music, drinks, dinner and to help celebrate their 40th anniversary at the Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner. It will be held at  5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Gem Theatre, 333 Madison St. in Detroit. The cost is $95 for members ($180 for couple), $50 for members less than 5 years ($90 for couple), $45 for law students, and $110 for non-members. Seating is limited. RSVP by May 11 at https:// irish-lawyers.org.


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