Columns

Twitter may take a wrong turn for the worse

June 23, 2022

By Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Before the word “twitter” needed to be capitalized, it was a seldom-used expression that meant chirping, chattering, or quivering, depending on whether it was in the form of a noun or a verb. Now, Twitter ...

Family Matters: Injunction issued against state's antiquated law

June 23, 2022

By Marie Matyjaszek With the unprecedented leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade, states are scrambling to address the legality of abortion, both for and against. Michigan is no exception, and has its own ...

Judge had a 'heart of gold' and keen intellect

June 23, 2022

It was just a few months ago that I was writing about a book recently published on the life and legal career of Avern Cohn, the aptly-described “legendary” federal judge who spent 40 years on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ...

My Turn: 'Book' serves as literary magnet in troubled times

June 23, 2022

In the aftermath of the latest batch of bad news from home and abroad, I sought refuge in the pages of a book long ago forgotten as a literary gem. Published in 1993, the book became an instant bestseller, catapulting its editor to a fame that far surpassed ...

Family Matters: Determining how much hash makes you totally smashed

June 23, 2022

Everyone knows the basic concept of whether or not a person is illegally drinking and driving – he or she is over the “limit.”  Their bodily alcohol content, or BAC, is higher than what is legally allowed, and consequently, their driving ...

My Turn: Mass shootings becoming a way of American life

June 23, 2022

As I drove through one rural town after another recently en route to a funeral, I was struck by the number of bumper stickers bearing the message “God, Guns, and Guts Made America Free.” It was a discomforting message, especially for God, who ...