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Legal People

September 28, 2020

Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith PC Three attorneys from the Southfield office of Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith PC have been selected to the 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list while four others have been selected as “Rising Stars.” 2020 ...

Honor Justice Ginsburg by adding women to 8th Circuit

September 28, 2020

Sybil Dunlop, BridgeTower Media Newswires On the Friday night I heard the news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, I found myself suddenly crying inconsolably in our kitchen. I had never met Justice Ginsburg or even heard her speak in person. Yet, ...

Shrimp Scorpio

September 28, 2020

By Guest Columnist Francis New My brother, Nick Roumel, loves to cook, but has little time to do so. You see, he is an attorney carrying a very heavy caseload and is also a candidate for Circuit Court judge, so I thought I’d give him a hand with this ...

Who formally declares the winner of the U.S. presidential election?

September 28, 2020

Amy Dacey American University (THE CONVERSATION) — With the U.S. presidential election rapidly approaching at a time of extraordinary political and social disruption, the possibility of an unclear or contested result is coming under scrutiny. Unlike ...

Alcohol control policies enrich select interests

September 28, 2020

James M. Hohman and Michael d. LaFaive, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Michigan’s laws governing the market for alcoholic beverages are largely designed to enrich a handful of people, in the name of public safety. That’s why the state needs ...

Microaggressions aren't just innocent blunders - new research links them with racial bias

September 28, 2020

Jonathan Kanter, University of Washington (THE CONVERSATION) — A white man shares publicly that a group of Black Harvard graduates “look like gang members to me” and claims he would have said the same of white people dressed similarly. A ...