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Fathead CEO to speak during Sports and Entertainment Law Society event at Cooley
Patrick McInnis, CEO of Fathead, a globally recognized, Detroit-based company that specializes in wall decals and other various graphics, will speak during the Sports and Entertainment Law Society’s event from 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 5 at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus. McInnis’ presentation will focus on the importance of networking as well as building and maintaining strong relationships within one’s community. He will share various skills he has learned in the business world that can be used in any career path law students may wish to pursue.
Michigan House votes to carve air guns out of firearms laws
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan has finished two days of voting on bills revising how the state regulates gun use and ownership.
The House approved several bills Wednesday. The package approved Thursday would carve out pellet and air guns from some Michigan firearms laws.
The bills would keep pellet and air guns in the definition of firearms for certain hunting laws, as well as prohibiting people from being armed with such guns with the intent of unlawful use. The bills were all approved with 80 or more votes from the 110 member House and will now go to the Senate.

Michigan Senate approves another round of budget cuts
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is closer to slicing $105 million from the state budget after the Republican-led Senate passed two bills that would help compensate for a shortfall in tax revenue.
A bill making cuts to various state departments was approved with a 26-11 vote on Thursday, mostly along party lines. Another bill shifting $250 million of school aid money to the state's general fund to help cover shortfalls there was approved by a 23-14 vote.
The House and Senate appropriations committees gave final approval to an executive order earlier this month reducing the current fiscal year budget an additional $102 million, bringing the total cuts to $207 million.
The bills will now go to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.

Annual McElroy Lecture Series on Law and Religion

On Wednesday, March 4, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is presenting a lecture by Nelson Tebbe of Brooklyn and Cornell Law Schools, as part of its annual McElroy Lecture Series on Law and Religion.  This year’s lecture by Prof. Tebbe, “Religion and Social Coherentism: A Progressive Theory of Religious Freedom,” begins at 5 p.m. in room 226 of UDM Law, 651 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. The lecture is complimentary and open to the public.