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  • Jackson native to retire early to take on academic post in the fall

    April 17, 2014

    By Jo Mathis Legal News   For years, it’s been no secret that Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Donald E. Shelton would retire from the bench at the end of 2014. What wasn’t known until last week is that another career is about to begin for Shelton. Th

  • Legal minds eye quality control for convictions

    April 17, 2014

     By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press   NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns. Yet the life-and-death world of crimina

  • Respected judge to take on academic post in the fall

    April 17, 2014

     By Jo Mathis Legal News   For years, it’s been no secret that Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Donald E. Shelton would retire from the bench at the end of 2014. What wasn’t known until last week is that another career is about to begi

  • Nick Roumel: Dad Cuisine

    April 17, 2014

     My father was not the cook in our family. One time my mother was quite ill, and my dad gathered me and my sisters, ruefully telling us, “Well kids, I guess we don’t eat dinner tonight.” My poor mom, within earshot, dragged herself ou

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