Columns

Legalization of pot to pose roadside testing challenges

December 5, 2018

by Bridge Lorenz Lemberg On November 6, Michigan voters said “yes” to the legalization of recreational marijuana. With more than 4.3 million voters reporting to the polls, 56 percent voted in favor of the ballot proposal. As of Dec. 6, marijuana ...

Acclaimed artist maintains 'focus' for a world to see

December 5, 2018

By Tom Kirvan Legal News It has been said there is no inspiration quite like a deadline. Carole Kabrin, courtroom sketch artist extraordinaire, can fully appreciate that, as evidenced by her skill at slaying the deadline dragon for such clients as CNN, NBC, ...

Justices give voters chance to redraw map

December 5, 2018

By Tom Kirvan Legal News There’s been a lot of talk lately about “spines” or the lack thereof. It may have reached a crescendo at the beginning of the month as a (mostly) grateful nation paid tribute to the late John McCain, the longtime ...

Attacks on press display disregard for a free society

December 5, 2018

By Tom Kirvan Legal News In May, at the annual convention of the Michigan Press Association, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter offered a lesson on the increased importance of a robust free press in an era of growing right wing fanaticism. It ...

Guest Opinion: My country, right or wrong?

December 5, 2018

by Ann Kreamer The dictionary defines a “patriot’ as someone who loves, supports, and defends a country. The root of this word goes back to the Latin “pater,” which means father. So it must be that the relationship between a patriot ...

My Turn: Movie lifts spirits of those needing a legal pick-me-up

December 5, 2018

For political moderates and those who lean left, it has not recently been a time to rejoice at the news emanating from the nation’s highest court. Immigrants, labor unions, Muslims, voting rights proponents, and a general sense of fairness and decency ...