Columns

Award-winning novelist leaves lasting impression

October 12, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief By conventional historical wisdom, all pioneers went west. David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, begs to differ. He does so in his fascinating book, “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” ...

Forty years across America

October 12, 2018

In 1978, I graduated from the University of Michigan with no job, no plans, and a 1973 Pontiac Catalina my father got me for graduation. With a 400 2-barrel V8 engine, it managed 13 miles to the gallon. It was artichoke-green, with a black vinyl roof, whitewall ...

No money, no problem in California criminal court

October 12, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Starting October 1, 2019, the phrase “bail me out” will have less meaning in California criminal courts.  California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new law that eliminates cash bail requirements for individuals ...

My Turn: Ceremonies take on lasting flavor for newlyweds

October 12, 2018

By Tom?Kirvan Over the past two years, I’ve attended a half-dozen weddings, some of them involving friends of my son, who at nearly 37 years of age is still enjoying the freedom of bachelorhood. If and when he decides to get married, I have suggested ...

Justices give voters chance to redraw map

October 12, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief There’s been a lot of talk lately about “spines” or the lack thereof. It may have reached a crescendo last week as a (mostly) grateful nation paid tribute to the late John McCain, the longtime Arizona ...

'Fitness' gym gets KO?d at the Court of Appeals

October 12, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek While I don’t necessarily enjoy working out, I understand the importance of maintaining one’s physique and improving overall physical health.  Such factors are undoubtedly why Yvette Cormier joined the Planet Fitness ...