Columns

May It Please the Palate: Kedgeree - A Dish out of the Raj

April 16, 2021

In season 4 of  The Crown, Margaret Thatcher, after giving her ministers a good tongue lashing, invites them to her home for a meal of kedgeree, which she lovingly prepares for them. Fans of British dramas may also recall scenes from Downton Abbey, ...

Family Matters: 'My house, my rules' defense fails parents in 'adults only' case

April 16, 2021

By Marie Matyjaszek When my kids fail to pick up their toys or papers after repeated reminders to do so, I warn them that those items may end up in the trash. This generally prompts them to scurry around and throw everything into a dark corner in their closets, ...

My Turn: Mass shootings becoming a way of American life

April 16, 2021

By Tom Kirvan Legal News Editor-In-Chief 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 ...

Commentary: 'Can I smoke in here?' and other virtual depo fails

April 16, 2021

By Courtney Collins and Meagan Donohoe BridgeTower Media Newswires The legal profession’s transition into the online sphere in 2020 was abrupt, disconcerting and sometimes painful, but it is finally official: We continue forward, but (mostly) virtually. ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Oh Deer

April 16, 2021

Warning: if you cried watching “Bambi,” you may want to skip this article. I made a phone call to help out a friend, and after things worked out, he texted me: “My buddy has kids that are excellent shots LOL. Would you be interested in a ...

Commentary: Balanced analysis of efforts to abolish state's Felony Firearm Statute

April 16, 2021

By Judge John G. McBain Jackson County Circuit Court In a recent article in The Legal News, John Cooper, executive director of Safe and Just Michigan, sets forth his support of legislation that would abolish Michigan’s Felony Firearm law. This statute ...