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Reader Question: Why is it illegal to park left wheels to the curb?

April 22nd 2016

Reader Question: Why is it illegal to park left wheels to the curb? (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, April 22, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – Some time ago I got a reader question from Crystal Proxmire publisher of the Oakland County 115 online news hub on this topic.  At the time I had a stack […]

New Law Clarifies What Happens to Digital Life When One Dies (video)

April 9th 2016

New Law Clarifies What Happens to Digital Life When One Dies (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2016) Huntington Woods, MI – “It used to be that we would have a shoe box full of pictures and people would pass on that shoe box full of pictures to transmit memory of their loved ones or […]

Judge Debra Nance Finds Inspiration on the Way to the Bench

December 1st 2015

Judge Debra Nance Finds Inspiration on the Way to the Bench (Wayne State University Press Release, Dec. 1, 2015) Southfield, MI – The legal career of Debra Nance has been touched by synchronicity – seemingly small, unrelated events that resonate and become meaningful. A 1999 alumna of Wayne State University Law School, today she’s a […]

Law: Protecting Transgender People in the Workplace

November 1st 2015

Law: Protecting Transgender People in the Workplace (Guest View by R. Scott Oswald and David Scher, The Employment Law Group, Nov. 1, 2015) In recent years, the United States has experienced a seismic shift in cultural attitudes towards what we have come to know as the “LGBT” community. The distinct groups that comprise this alphabet […]

Divorce and Families pt 3 of 4: How Do Tweens React to Divorce?

March 29th 2015

Divorce and Families pt 3 of 4: How Do Tweens React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 29, 2015)   How Do Tweens React to Divorce? Later elementary aged children or “Tweens” pose special problems for parents going through divorce. This third in a four part series will […]

Michigan Same Sex Marriage Case Not Yet Heard by SCOTUS, Jan. 16 Possible

January 12th 2015

Michigan Same Sex Marriage Case Not Yet Heard by SCOTUS, Jan. 16 Possible (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 12, 2015) The Supreme Court has bumped up the date for all cases from the Sixth Circuit, including the case of the Hazel Park lesbian couple fighting for equal access to marriage. According to Dana Nessel, the case […]

Panel on Legal, Social & Moral Implications of Ferguson Jan. 21

January 9th 2015

Panel Discussion on Legal, Social & Moral Implications of Ferguson Jan. 21 (WSU Press Release, Jan. 9, 2015) Experts will discuss the legal, social, moral and practical implications of events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City during a presentation Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Wayne State University Law School. Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center […]

Ferndale View: On Crimes and Punishments

June 19th 2013

More than 500 Federal crimes have been placed on the books every decade! And the penalties for crimes have multiplied in tandem with their number. So crime has increased. And the stakes have increased as well. The main driver of crime now, and of criminal violence now as before, is prohibition…

Straight Talk on Gay Marriage Presentation Jan. 21

January 13th 2013

According to Schmidt, “The timing of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear these cases just months after 4 states’ voters spoke out in favor of marriage equality is anything but accidental. The Court is ready to make a big decision that will have significant and lasting effects, no matter which way it goes.”

Clear your plate

December 5th 2012

It’s about making room for what you value. Year end is a good time to take stock of what you want, and don’t want, in your personal and business life. Are there some things you may want to let go of to make room for something else that will better serve you? There are many ways we can utilize this principle