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Timothy P. Flynn
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Oakland County Embryo Case Heading for Evidentiary Hearing
An interesting case from the Oakland County Family Court poses the question: is a fertilized yet frozen human embryo property or a person? Oakland County Family Court Judge Lisa Langton has been assigned the task of deciding this question. One couple on her...
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Assault Rifles and the Right to Bear Arms
Given the regularity of mass shootings in the U.S., with their attendant state law reactions banning certain assault-style weapons, someday soon there will be a petition for certiorari granted by the SCOTUS to take yet another look at one of our bedrock ind...
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Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen
Ohio Judge Sylvia Hendon Interesting custody cases involving transgender-minded teenagers are emerging from family courts around the country. Many of these cases pit the minor children against their parents, and bring grandparents into play. On Friday, an O...
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Judges and the Media
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina This post addresses the frequent intersection between the judicial branch and the fourth estate. As lawyers practicing in the tranches of the courtrooms in Michigan, we here at the Law Blogger appreciate judges that eschew the media...
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Recreational and Medical Marijuana: The Empire Strikes Back
For the past 10-years, the marijuana legalization process has gained traction in the United States and other Western countries. Canada and California went legal last week; 8 states have legalized recreational use of marijuana; another 20 states have legaliz...
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Driver's License Cannot Be Suspended For Non-Payment of Traffic Fines
A federal judge has enjoined the Michigan Secretary of State from suspending drivers' licenses for failure to pay fines related to traffic tickets; for now anyway. As should be the case, Michigan takes driving privileges very seriously. If you neglect to pa...
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Attorney General Candidate's Over-the-Top Ad Garners National Attention
Until recently, you would have to be an attorney to have heard the name Dana Nessel. An outspoken lesbian, she assisted in the struggle for marital equality in the DeBoer same-sex adoption case that went to the SCOTUS. Earlier this year, Ms. Nessel tossed h...
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GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Alimony Deduction
The recently-proposed GOP tax plan eliminates an above-the-line deduction for alimony payors. This proposal would reverse 75-year-old legislation that protects spousal support payors, and divorcing families in general, with a significant tax break. Characte...
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Roadside Saliva Testing for Marijuana is Here
People are going to abuse marijuana just as they do alcohol. Keeping drivers that are too stoned off the road, just like with drunk drivers, is the task at hand for law enforcement. The Michigan State Police will soon begin administering roadside saliva tes...
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Divorce Robot
Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal As a student at the University of Michigan in the early 1980s, I recall taking a computer science class to learn what was then called computer language: BASIC, Fortran, Cobal. We fed stacks of carefully completed cards in...
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