James H. Manahan, J.D., for the Lake County News-Chronicle
I was disappointed that "The Post" did not win an Oscar this year.
Recently, I received a survey from CompassionAndChoices.org with 10 law-related questions.
In Lake County, plans are underway to start a "Substance Use Recovery Court" sometime this fall (also called "drug court" and "treatment court."). According to an article I recently read, "Drug courts profoundly alter the traditional functions and adversarial nature of the U.S. criminal justice system." More importantly, these courts are a big improvement in the way we treat substance addiction. Here is how treatment courts usually work. A prosecutor will offer an offender with little or no history of violent crime a deal.
Let's continue the "open dialogue" about "The Breakfast Club."
"Fifteen dollars an hour is not a big deal. It's a big victory but not a big deal," according to a speaker at the American Bar Association annual meeting in August.
In December, Adelle Whitefoot reported in this newspaper about a controversy over a showing of the movie "The Breakfast Club" in a class at Two Harbors High School.
In the 2015-16 legislative session, both of our state representatives, Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown, and Rob Ecklund, DFL-International Falls, co-sponsored a bill, H.F. 1449, to automatically register citizens to vote when they apply for a driver's license, instruction permit or identification card.
There have been some interesting cases lately dealing with flipping the bird.
Last year, Colin Kaepernick , the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, started kneeling during the national anthem.
It is time to talk about impeachment. Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talked about it: “We have a pathological liar in the White House — unfit intellectually, emotionally and psychologically — to hold this office, and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this president should be ashamed because they know better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all.”