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Commentary: Sixth Circuit upholds Michigan's prohibition against direct to consumer wine shipments from out-of-state retailers

July 3, 2020

Benjamin Shipper and Jason Canvasser Clark Hill Introduction Direct to consumer shipments of wine continue to increase in popularity. Indeed, 45 states and the District of Columbia permit some form of direct to consumer shipping, enabling over 90% of Americans ...

My Turn: An aging checklist to ponder

July 3, 2020

At a recent gathering of those sporting face masks, where good stories were flowing as readily as the tales of life in the pandemic era, I was struck by the number of conversations that were dominated by the vagaries of age. Or as one compatriot said, in ...

Commentary: It's time to rededicate ourselves to perfecting U.S. for good of all

July 3, 2020

Hon. Michael Warren Oakland County Circuit Court Proud to be an American? A recent Gallup poll reveals that such pride has dropped precipitously this year and is at its lowest point since the poll began. Some 42 percent are extremely proud, 21 percent are ...

MY TURN: New U.S. citizens heard a message transcending time

July 3, 2020

Four summers ago, before Detroit’s baseball team began its freefall into the Major League abyss, I was invited to step onto the field at Comerica Park to cover something far more important than a game between the Tigers and the Miami Marlins. On a sun-drenched ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Bob goes Greek

July 3, 2020

One of my favorite Dad jokes involves a Middle Eastern appetizer and a used car salesman. You know the one. Guy goes to a dealership, kicks a few tires, and then Bob comes hustling over. You all know Bob: he’s the ex-high school football player with ...

Commentary: 'Listening' to Blacks Shouldn't Be Conditional

July 3, 2020

By Rev. Dean Nelson Chairman, Douglass Leadership Institute Too many whites on the right and left only want to listen to Blacks who agree with them on everything. The horrifying murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd has sparked unprecedented ...