Since 2010, Columbia Business Monthly has honored Midlands attorneys by publishing our Legal Elite feature. This year we highlight the top vote-getters in 24 categories—all voted on by area lawyers—and provide a brief list of other attorneys who were recognized by their peers.Legal Elite is the only award program in the region that gives every active attorney the opportunity to participate. The methodology is that while attorneys are allowed to nominate members of their own firm, for each in-firm nomination made, there had to be an out-of-firm nomination. The lists are determined solely by lawyers’ votes from our legal elite nomination form online; places on the list are not for sale. Ballots were tallied and names verified by Columbia Business Monthly staff. Attorneys are not allowed to vote for themselves. The selections for Legal Elite for 2019 are presented within the following pages and we are pleased to honor them.Antitrust LawMarguerite … [Read more...] about Legal Elite of the Midlands 2019
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POLITICS 02/11/2019 06:25 pm ET Seven of the declared and likely 2020 presidential hopefuls have disagreed on issues like health care, foreign policy and immigration. By Igor Bobic and James O'Malley Five senators have declared bids for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. At least two more ― Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent ― are expected to join the fray. Although they’ve often voted as a bloc on hot-button issues like Obamacare repeal and President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and Supreme Court appointments, these seven senators have disagreed on a range of other bills, and on Trump’s various executive and judicial nominations that have come before the Senate. HuffPost examined the legislative record dating back to the start of the 115th Congress … [Read more...] about Senate Democrats Running For President Don’t Always Agree. Just Look At Their Vote Record.
Our Commonwealth is home to numerous exceptional writers. The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame was created in 2013 by Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning to recognize authors “whose work reflects the character and culture” of Kentucky. This year, the Hall of Fame committee has selected six writers for induction, bringing the total number of inductees to 39. In this special section, you’ll learn about the lives and legacies of these outstanding Kentuckians. × Expand When Ed McClanahan’s novel The Natural Man was released in 1983, author Wendell Berry said, “Others have observed the natural man in the American condition before, but nobody has done it with such good humor. Ed McClanahan’s good humor both sharpens his eye and gentles his vision. I don’t know where else you would find workmanship that is at once so meticulous and so exuberant.” Most critics of … [Read more...] about 2019 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame
John D'Anna Arizona Republic Published 7:34 AM EST Jan 2, 2019 Dec. 25, 1931: The fates collaborated late yesterday afternoon, and as the result a baby girl abandoned on the desert 10 miles west of Superior had been given a temporary home in a Mesa maternity hospital while seven families of that valley city had offered permanent havens. Tire trouble of a homeward-bound Phoenix motorist, the restlessness of the motorists wife and the muffled cries that broke the desert’s usual vast stillness combined to save the tiny tot just as the approaching dusk heralded another anniversary of the Christ Child’s nativity. Without a clue as to the babe’s identity, peace officers throughout central Arizona were wondering last night who her parents might be, where they are now, and why the wee tot was left 150 feet from the highway in the cacti-studded wastes on the uplands beyond Florence Junction… —The Arizona Republic ◆ A day earlier, Dec. 24, 1931 It was … [Read more...] about ‘Hatbox Baby’ found on roadside is one of Arizona’s great mysteries
Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.