On June 16, a group of 37 local and out-of-state high school students will depart by bus for a two-week tour in the Deep South, visiting historic sites related to the 1960s civil rights struggle. Sponsored by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, the 2013 Freedom Tour will stop first in Atlanta at The King
The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights speakers series put social justice squarely in the spotlight. Among the highlights: Jules Lobel, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and co-author of the award-winning book, “Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the
Half a century ago, a few dozen people, some of them from Michigan, did something terribly brave. They exercised their constitutional right to ride Greyhound buses throughout the south. They had interracial couples seated together, and African-Americans sitting up front. The U.S. Supreme Court had repeatedly ruled that segregation on interstate buses and in bus
Ten years ago, friends of the late public interest attorney Mark Weiss, a 1969 alumnus of Wayne State University Law School, created a fundraiser to honor his legacy. Today, that event — Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park — is going strong. It raises money to provide scholarships for law students interested in public interest
Michael Pitt, co-founder of Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden, has been recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2013 “Leaders in the Law.” The publication made its annual selection of 30 Michigan attorneys based on criteria related to excellence and success in the practice of the law, commitment to the profession and
Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden attorney Kevin Carlson was queried by Crain’s Detroit Business reporter Chad Halcom recently regarding his views on the state of Michigan’s pending Right to Work legislation which goes into effect after March 28. In the article, Carlson told Crain’s that the unions’ open access claims, which arise largely from
Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden has joined the ACLU and Michigan Unions in filing an amended complaint seeking to invalidate the state’s new Right-to-Work Law. The case, filed on behalf of a journalist, citizens, legislators, and unions, charges that government officials, in an unprecedented assault on democracy, deprived the public of their right to participate
Michael and Peggy Pitt have made another financial scholarship award to a deserving student at Wayne State University Law School. The Pitts established this scholarship 12 years ago and this year have awarded Chelsea Fleetham with the honor. For more on this award and to read some of the thank you letters to the Pitts
Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden founder and principal, Michael Pitt shared his insight with Crain’s Detroit Business on what he perceives could be increased workplace conflict as a result of Michigan’s new controversial Right To Work law.
The U.S. Supreme Court striking down mandatory life sentences for juveniles without parole, brought the Detroit Legal News to Michael Pitt and Cary McGehee for a better understanding on the decision. You can read the story here.