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Taking Stock: Keynesian economics today

January 29, 2015

By Malcolm Berko Dear Mr. Berko: Could you explain the economics of John Maynard Keynes in simple English and how the Federal Reserve is using his ideas to strengthen the economy? I can’t determine whether his policies work or whether his policies ...

My Turn: Attorney was 'drawn' to popular comic strip

January 29, 2015

By Tom Kirvan Legal News Twice president of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, Patrick McCauley has made the proverbial name for himself in area legal circles for his devotion to a host of good causes. Somewhat fittingly, McCauley began his legal career in ...

Confession of a Condor ...

January 29, 2015

MICMAC blitzkrieg prompts remedial retaliation By Judge Mark J.Plawecki On New Year’s Eve, Condor received an unexpected letter from an erstwhile friend who supposedly once wrote a treatise on philosophy while sitting in prison. I reprint in full: Dear ...

Under Analysis: Doe be afraid to Buck the system and get out of your rut

January 29, 2015

By Spencer Farris I enjoyed a double windfall Monday in the Levison Towers. Martin Luther King Day meant no mail and no court appearances. I had a trial scheduled this week that settled at the end of last week, which means there is nothing on the calendar ...

May It Please the Palate: Asian lettuce wraps

January 29, 2015

By Nick Roumel There is one thing that gets me on my high horse more than anything — food snobbery. This takes many forms, from turning up one’s nose at the corner diner, to declaring and decreeing what types of ethnic food are “authentic.” ...

Unrecorded convictions - how they affect daad appeals

January 29, 2015

By Michael Brock and Matthew Zick Pursuant to MCL 257.732 the clerk of the court is obligated to send an abstract of conviction to the Secretary of State not more than five days after a conviction.  However, as a practical matter, in certain courts these ...