Columns

'Sacred role' of judiciary should not be jeopardized by threats

December 6, 2017

by Judge Michael Warren Editor’s Note: This guest opinion refers to the recent controversy when Oakland County Circuit Court Karen McDonald sent a mother to jail for refusing to have her son vaccinated. The author is also an Oakland County Circuit Court ...

My Turn: An unlikely case that turned into a 'deadly' switch

December 6, 2017

 By Tom Kirvan Legal News Laughs have been in short supply of late, due in large part to a series of natural disasters followed by a shooting rampage that may have given even the staunchest 2nd Amendment defenders pause for reflection. Those tragedies ...

TV documentary brings long ago war into focus

December 6, 2017

By Tom Kirvan Legal News For much of the past week, while many have been alarmed by rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, others have been riveted by a history lesson being played out on PBS in a 10-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and his ...

Transgender equality: coming soon to a school bathroom or locker room near you

December 6, 2017

by Kara Rozin Clark Hill On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice issued a letter withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance reflected in the May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter on Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) enforcement ...

My Turn: Time continues to chip, slip away

December 6, 2017

At a recent legal gathering, where good stories were flowing as readily as the cocktails, I was struck by the number of conversations that were dominated by the vagaries of age. Or as one compatriot said, in borrowing a phrase from Mae West, “If I had ...

My History of Eating, featuring Johnny Marzetti and Baseball Cards

December 6, 2017

By Nick Roumel As a child, I was hopelessly picky. Different foods could not touch each other on the plate. Meat and eggs had to be well done: forbid that they were fatty, or runny. Sugar? Yes, please. Heaping spoonfuls even on sugar cereal. I loved the way ...