James H. Manahan, J.D., for the Lake County News-Chronicle
Smartphones can do many things, but they can't make their owners smart.
How would you feel about a presidential candidate who wants to pass laws moving the country to the far right?
Dr. David Hilfiker was a family doctor in Grand Marais for a number of years, then moved to Washington, D.C., and eventually started a home and hospice for homeless men with AIDS.
Here is the definition of "consent" in a bill recently introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives:
The 2017 report of the Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board has come out, and has some interesting information.
There is a big debate going on about tipping in restaurants. On one side are proponents of a "tip credit" – the idea that there should be a lower hourly wage and the workers make up the difference in tips.
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."