Columns

Abortion and bioethics: Principles to guide U.S. abortion debates

June 24, 2022

Nancy S. Jecker, University of Washington   (THE CONVERSATION) — The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established the nationwide right to choose an abortion. If the court’s decision ...

Red flag laws saved 7,300 Americans from gun deaths in 2020 alone - and could have saved 11,400 more

June 24, 2022

John A. Tures, LaGrange College   (THE CONVERSATION) — Lawmakers in Congress are poised to pass the first gun control legislation in three decades. Among the elements in that legislation is support for states to pass what are called “red flag ...

A fix for Michigan's emergency powers laws

June 24, 2022

Michael Van Beek, Mackinac Center for Public Policy   Most people in Michigan had no idea the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945 existed, let alone that it allowed a governor to control what we could buy at stores or whom we could invite into our ...

The Expert Witness . . . (continued)

June 24, 2022

 (Continued) ... Keep It Focused, Clear, and Interesting Specific reports, such as Interrogatory Questions, demand a more rigid boilerplate-structure to control costs. In writing other documents, such as the Complaint, it remains essential to maintain ...

The Expert Witness: Economical Writing at Law Firms (Part Two)

June 24, 2022

By John F. Sase Assisted by Gerard J. Senick, chief editor Julie G. Sase, copyeditor William A. Gross, researcher "Collaboration is all about rewriting and rewriting and rewriting and helping each other to improve a piece constantly. And ...

Does hardening schools make students safer?

June 24, 2022

By Elizabeth K. Anthony Arizona State University (THE CONVERSATION) — The first real possibility for federal firearms legislation in decades has been sketched out by a bipartisan group of senators. It comes in the wake of the May 23, 2022, school shooting ...