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Veterans Treatment Courts: A Special Court to Deal Effectively with Convicted Veterans

Veterans Treatment Courts: A Special Court to Deal Effectively with Convicted Veterans

Veterans Treatment Courts: A Special Court to Deal Effectively with Convicted Veterans A soldier, let’s call him Joe, was severely wounded in Iraq.  He was riding in a vehicle when an IED exploded under it.  His physical wounds were treated, if not well, at a battlefield hospital, but his mental ones were untouched. Shortly before […]

Who Should Pay for a Legally Required Lawyer?

Who Should Pay for a Legally Required Lawyer?

Who Should Pay for a Legally Required Lawyer? Oakland County is suing Michigan. The lawsuit is about attorneys. More specifically, the lawsuit is, in part, about which set of taxpayers pays for attorneys. The lawyer who sued for the county is paid by Oakland County tax dollars; the one representing Michigan is being paid by […]

Why Democracy?

Why Democracy?

Why Democracy? The number of people claiming that the American governmental system is broken and that it is impossible to fix is growing. Anti-democratic rhetoric is now common. On Twitter, Facebook and other social media, people routinely claim that our founders created a republic, not a democracy, while others express support for rolling back democratic […]

Hospital Liability: Understanding the Issues

Hospital Liability: Understanding the Issues

Hospital Liability: Understanding the Issues Hospital liability arises from two separate and distinct sources. The first comes from malpractice committed by medical staff and the second arises from the negligence of administrative staff.   The legal theories behind these two sources of litigation are different and can cause confusion for hospital administrators. While a hospital’s liability […]

The Role of the Judge: Procedural Fairness and Drug-Treatment Courts

The Role of the Judge: Procedural Fairness and Drug-Treatment Courts

The Role of the Judge: Procedural Fairness and Drug-Treatment Courts The factors that make up a successful Drug Treatment Court (DTC) are diverse, but the emerging research demonstrates, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the interaction between a judge and a participant is central to that success[1]. The bond between participant and judge is not solely […]

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