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Today is Safe Delivery of Newborns Day in Michigan

Safe Delivery allows parents to surrender their newborn child no more than 72 hours old to an employee inside and on duty at any hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 911.

Since 2001, the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law has helped save 155 infants from being abandoned in unsafe locations.

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Michigan Senator Looks to Change Underage Drinking Law, Calls Current Rules ‘Too Harsh’

A Michigan senator who also has been a sheriff thinks the punishment for underage drinking in Michigan is too harsh and he's looking to change it.

State Sen. Rick Jones is championing an effort to change the law so that minors caught in possession of alcohol would not be charged with a crime until their third offense.

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Grand Rapids’ People’s Law School

Last night was the first installment of the "People's Law School" in Grand Rapids.  It's something that has been done in Lansing for several years that attorneys and firms are now bringing to GR.

I signed up for it because I've always been fascinated by the legal system and the law

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Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills High School Students Have Legal Career Day

 

Today promises to be an exciting day for Ottawa Hills High School students when Warner Norcross & Judd law firm partners with Grand Rapids Public Schools for a Law Day.

Ottawa Hills High School is collaborating with the law offices of Warner Norcross & Judd to bring a legal career day to students who have an interest in a career in the legal field.

Those in

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Governor Snyder Passes Bill Keeping Protesters Away From Michigan Funerals

I know we live in a land of free speech and the right to protest; but, so much has changed since that was accepted as a civil liberty in our Constitution over 100 years ago.  Respect and consideration for humankind has diminished quite a bit since then, wouldn't you say?

I seriously wonder if our forefathers would have agreed that it was a protected freedom to protest at a funeral where people have lost a loved one

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