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Michigan's medical marijuana laws are discriminatory and oppressive

February 20, 2017

Venar Ayar In November 2008, Michigan followed a number of states in legalizing medical marijuana. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act permits any patient having a debilitating condition to possess, cultivate, manufacture, use, deliver, or transfer marihuana ...

When a pink slip turns a bizarre shade of gray

February 20, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief A year ago, an article in a Sunday edition of The New York Times caught my eye. It was titled, “Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired.” For those workers who have been on — or perilously close to ...

'Empathy' at the mediation table

February 20, 2017

William J Caprathe   "Empathy," when used appropriately is truly amazing. It strengthens and enriches our understanding of others, and enhances our ability to motivate them. Though there is no scientific way to measure the power of empathy, ...

Imputation Part II What you need to know

February 20, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek This article follows my previous one about imputation that was printed January 9. It will continue looking at the Michigan Child Support Formula (MCSF) 2017 imputation factors found in §2.01(G), and examine the remaining factors ...

An Inauguration Day like no other

February 20, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Depending on your political perspective, January 20 was the dawning of a new conservative era in the U.S. or the onset of a four-year reign that could redefine our democracy in uncertain terms. Eight years ago, the nation ...

'To cloud' or 'not to cloud' . . .

February 20, 2017

Chuck Herman BridgeTower Media Newswires We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past, and we must respect the past, knowing that once it was all that was humanly possible. — George Santayana There was a time when the only option ...