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No Parenting Time for Bio-Mom’s Same-Sex Partner

Despite  marital equality, same-sex partners and parenting time pose significant problems for unmarried couples. Often, specific cases highlight the heartbreak that comes with uncertainty in the law. Every now and then, this blog highlights a case that really captures some of the progressive features of our society. The Michigan Court of Appeals decided the published […]

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Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment – POLST

POLST is an end-of-life planning approach or outlook that emphasizes a dying or critically ill patient’s preference relative to the type of care they receive. The movement is sweeping the country and is currently under active consideration by the Michigan Legislature. POLST utilizes a medical order that states the patient’s wishes for treatment. Without the […]

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Forensic Uncertainty and Drunk Driving

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” –Voltaire  This post asks, from a forensic standpoint, just how sure are you, Mr. Prosecutor, about your evidence to support that drunk driving charge? Reaching the Legal Limit Imagine you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. The officer at the scene administers a […]

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