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Go West Young Woman!

Go West Young Woman!

Like many college campuses across the country, Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa will be largely shuttered with students attending classes online. Anxious to study with classmates and friends, Grinnell juniors Merel Timmermans and Anika Jane Beamer… Read More
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Elections During a Pandem…

Elections During a Pandemic

Under current Michigan law, as interpreted by the courts, voters must submit a request to receive an absentee ballot in one of three ways: (1) by written request, (2) by filing an absent voter ballot application, or (3) by mailing a federal postcard… Read More
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“Unmasking” New Face…

“Unmasking” New Face Mask Requirements

Michigan is one of several states to mandate the use of face masks in public spaces. On July 13, 2020, Governor Whitmer enacted Executive Order 2020-147, requiring individuals to wear a face covering over their noses and mouths “in any indoor publi… Read More
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Virtual Justice

Virtual Justice

Michigan’s judiciary branch is to be commended for its exceptional efforts to maintain justice for all during these difficult times. When Michigan began to experience closures due to COVID-19, the Michigan Supreme Court quickly responded with a ser… Read More
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Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

After the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, the day has been celebrated each year in honor of America’s freedom. As we prepare for the holiday this weekend, here are a few fun facts about the day: Two days after voting for in… Read More
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Examination Litigation

Examination Litigation

The college admissions process suffered another blow to its reputation this past month when parents of students who took an online version of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (“AP”) exams filed a class action lawsuit against the testing g… Read More
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Taking Care of Business (…

Taking Care of Business (From Home)

During this era of COVID-19, internal business meetings via video conference are the norm rather than the exception. It’s easy to simply hit “record” and access it later for various reasons, like sharing it with those who could not attend, re-w… Read More
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Pebbles in a Pond

Pebbles in a Pond

Ray Randolph is a well-known and highly respected Southeast Michigan businessman. His is a face I look forward to seeing at every Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce event I attend. His affable spirit and booming voice lift me up every time.… Read More
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Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

For years, several Michigan courts have banned non-lawyers from bringing cell phones and other portable electronic devices into courthouses. Historically, each court would set its own policies governing the use and access to such devices, and my pers… Read More
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Real ID…It’s Really C…

Real ID…It’s Really Coming

The Real ID Act (the Act), enacted by Congress in 2005 in response to the 9/11 attacks, codified recommendations of the 9/11 Commission that the federal government set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licens… Read More
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