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My Turn: Time continues to chip, slip away

September 20, 2017

At a recent legal gathering, where good stories were flowing as readily as the cocktails, I was struck by the number of conversations that were dominated by the vagaries of age. Or as one compatriot said, in borrowing a phrase from Mae West, “If I had ...

My History of Eating, featuring Johnny Marzetti and Baseball Cards

September 20, 2017

By Nick Roumel As a child, I was hopelessly picky. Different foods could not touch each other on the plate. Meat and eggs had to be well done: forbid that they were fatty, or runny. Sugar? Yes, please. Heaping spoonfuls even on sugar cereal. I loved the way ...

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

September 20, 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!

September 20, 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

September 20, 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

September 20, 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 ...