Washtenaw County Guardianship Spotlights Problematic Surrogate Arrangement

A recent Washtenaw County Probate matter received national attention over the weekend by appearing on the front page of the Sunday NYT, in an “above-the-fold” article by Stephanie Saul.  The guardianship case involved a surrogacy contract between a Kent County couple and the surrogate mother from Ypsilanti. Amy Kehoe and her husband contracted with both […]

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Judges Cannot "Friend" Lawyers on Social Media Sites Says Florida Supreme Court

A few of my Facebook friends are judges.  They’ve taken a low profile on the news feed.  Will Michigan’s Judicial Tenure Commission, formed in 1968 via constitutional amendment, seek to outlaw such social network connections like the State of Florida? In Florida, the Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee issued a 11/17/2009 decision, holding that […]

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Second Amendment May Gain Some Ground

Nearly a decade post-9/11, the forgotten amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, may gain some ground here at the beginning of the 21st Century.  Several state attempts to erode this right have been subjected to successful constitutional challenges. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, […]

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