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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.