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Family Matters: Insanity defense left up to states, high court rules

January 14, 2021

In mid-March of this year, the United States Supreme Court made a significant ruling regarding the use of insanity as a defense to a crime. In the case of James Kahler v Kansas, the high court ruled that the due process clause of the Constitution does not ...

Commentary: Lincoln takes yet another hit from those rewriting history

January 14, 2021

By Judge Michael Warren Oakland County Circuit Court San Francisco’s school district has cancelled Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln High School is going to be renamed. Why? “Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show ...

Commentary: Here's how you haven't been bringing your best self to work

January 14, 2021

By Ed Hess BridgeTower Media Newswires Whether we’re leaders or not, most of us have some less-than-ideal traits and habits. Maybe we steamroll over others. Or we intimidate them with angry outbursts. Or we gossip. Or show off. Or get defensive when ...

Legal History: Larry, Moe and Curly kidnap a megastar's son

January 14, 2021

R. Marc Kantrowitz BridgeTower Media Newswires Dean Torrence, half of the famous Jan and Dean rock duo, could barely believe the babblings of his friend Barry Keenan. They had gone to high school together, along with Nancy Sinatra and Dean’s future ...

May It Please the Palate: General Tso's Cauliflower

January 14, 2021

Let’s get a few things out of the way. There was indeed a General Tso. He was a 19th Century Qing Dynasty statesman and military leader from China’s Hunan Province.  General Tso’s chicken has nothing to do with him. The dish is not ...

Family Matters: Insanity defense left up to states, high court rules

January 14, 2021

By Marie Matyjaszek In mid-March of this year, the United States Supreme Court made a significant ruling regarding the use of insanity as a defense to a crime. In the case of James Kahler v Kansas, the high court ruled that the due process clause of the Constitution ...