Gabriel S. Sanchez


In the selfie-sharing age, is a DNA sample an invasion of privacy?

February 6, 2015 | Gabriel S. Sanchez

Michigan’s new law allowing law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees has civil libertarians upset, but as society’s definition of privacy evolves, the case may be moot.

Is it time to leave filling judicial openings to the experts?

December 12, 2014 | Gabriel S. Sanchez

Nothing personal, but the best people to select judges may not be the voting public. Could an appointment system work better?

Why did this conservative stay home on Election Day?

November 7, 2014 | Gabriel S. Sanchez

In the Republican landslide this week, a West Michigan resident looks at the deep-red landscape and wonders why he can’t get enthusiastic about any of it.

An evolving world needs lawyers ready to deal with change in all forms

October 3, 2014 | Gabriel S. Sanchez

One Michigan lawyer says it’s time to overhaul the ‘Paper Chase’ model of legal education and prepare for the issues of a rapidly evolving world.

There’s more to conservatism than genuflecting before ‘free markets’

August 22, 2014 | Gabriel S. Sanchez

For such a religious place, West Michigan could stand to turn its eyes away from the cash register from time to time.

Anti-panhandling ordinances should offend our moral conscience

July 25, 2014 | Gabriel S. Sanchez

Beggars are unsightly and discomfiting, but we’re called to help them, not shove them out of sight and out of mind.

In the Amash-Ellis throwdown, a chance to get back to conservative basics

June 6, 2014 | Gabriel S. Sanchez

If the movement is going to get beyond bumper stickers and sound bites, why can’t it start in the palm of the Mitten?

Why ‘banning the box’ for reformed offenders is the real quality of mercy

April 25, 2014 | Gabriel S. Sanchez

Forcing ex-cons to lead with their records on job applications is as effective as a facial tattoo – at keeping them unemployed.