Columns

My Turn: Upcoming book will focus on fact- based politics and 'erosion of truth'

August 23, 2017

by Tom Kirvan Legal News “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” The quote – from civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ...

Have Some Shrimp Tuckos, Bucko!

August 23, 2017

 By Nick Roumel Among my mother’s many endearing qualities was mispronouncing words in a way that nobody else did. Steel mill was “Still meal.” Hummus was “hum, moose!” And taco was “tucko.” Not that we ever ...

Judge earned his 'legendary' status on the bench

August 23, 2017

 By Tom Kirvan Legal News Judge earned his ‘legendary’ status on the bench On the eve of his retirement three years ago, U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. fondly recalled “the journey surrounding his appointment to the federal ...

ADR Spotlight: Concensus decision-making is a new way of making public policy

August 23, 2017

by Phillip Schaedler             Phillip A. Schaedler, Attorney at Law Many people are familiar with the concept of interest based negotiation which is widely used in public school, postal service ...

Chinese Eggplant

August 23, 2017

By Nick Roumel Nacht and Roumel, PC, Ann Arbor There was tension at the vegetable party. The Italian eggplant was drunk. Swaying his fat hips, he stumbled his way to where the slim, lovely Chinese eggplant was sipping a Jasmine tea. “Hey! Paisan! Goombah!” ...

My Turn: Crossword constructor makes it big in The New York Times

August 23, 2017

by Tom Kirvan Legal News In the wordsmith category, they are often unheralded artists, toiling across a literary landscape located down a puzzle-lined street where only the truly gifted reside. Collectively, they are known as “crossword constructors,” ...