Columns

COMMENTARY: Why reforming the filibuster matters

April 20, 2021

By Lee H. Hamilton As Washington turns its attention to infrastructure and other matters of policy, the Senate filibuster isn't commanding quite the same headlines as it did a few weeks back. But that's only because the issue is percolating behind the ...

COMMENTARY: Knock-and-announce not a true protection against deadly police raids

April 20, 2021

By A. Vince Colella Last month, hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Louisville, Kentucky, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. On March 13, 2020, Taylor was awakened by a loud banging on her door. She shouted, ...

COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Insights in the golden years

April 20, 2021

As I look over the years, I begin to appreciate what I have learned. The necessity to hurry fades away, appreciation of old friends gets deeper. The peace of quiet time with God becomes an absolute priority. Conversations with empathic people are more ...

Legal People ...

April 20, 2021

Jessica P. Orrell has joined Secrest Wardle's Troy location as an associate. She is a member of the firm's Motor Vehicle Litigation, Premises Liability and Environmental and Toxic Tort practice groups. Orrell is licensed to practice law in the State of ...

MY TURN: Disappointment comes wrapped in many colors for U-M faithful

April 20, 2021

It's tough being a Michigan fan, particularly in football when the opponent is "THE" Ohio State University. The punishment that the Buckeyes have meted out to the Wolverines over the past 15 years has been of the "capital" variety, where ...

COMMENTARY: The definitive word about those 'witches'

April 20, 2021

By Samuel Damren Ron Weiser, the head of the Republican Party in Michigan, stepped in it recently. While speaking before the Oakland County Republican Party, he referred several times to the “three witches” of Michigan politics: elected Governor ...