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Sightless disability lawyer wins supreme court bid with hugs and 'blind justice' campaign slogan

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

A disability lawyer who won election to the Michigan Supreme Court last Tuesday will become the nation’s first blind state high court justice. 244 more words

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Detroit News Column- Cloud 9, and stopping the synthetic drug shuffle

Originally appeared in  The Detroit News, October 10, 2014.

Sales and use of Cloud 9, a synthetic drug gaining popularity in Metro Detroit, have led to several dozen hospitalizations in recent weeks. 548 more words

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After courtroom tears in high-profile case, lawyer closes office for one-year sabbatical

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

Lawyer Cheryl Carpenter was in tears as she argued for leniency on behalf of her client, Theodore Wafer, who was convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old woman who banged on his door last November. 233 more words

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