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Why A Blog? Why Now? by Robin Shellow

If anyone is following this, you will notice a burst of posts in the first week corresponding with my law office’s recent decision to create a blog located on our website at www.theshellowgroup.com. My staff and I will continue to add content when the opportunity permits and topics of interest or urgency arise.

For 29 years, I have been a criminal lawyer based in Milwaukee representing persons who have run afoul of the law. For 40 years, I have been a writer. We all waste a lot of time “in between”–charging our Fitbits, finishing one project and starting another, cleaning the garage, and all manner of myriad tasks which flesh out our days. Invariably, it is during the time “in between” where my words flow easily and with a degree of clarity that comes when I am not hyper-focused. I also know that Michael Danahey, my aide-de-camp for over a decade, will revise and edit every post that we write. Oftentimes, posts will be tested against the tireless mind of my father, James Shellow—the best lawyer I know and an estimable writer in his own right–and located on his own web page at www.shellowandshellow.com before being mirrored on The Shellow Group blog you are presently reading. Additionally, other stake-holders and fellow travelers who have suggestions may make occasional contributions as well.
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Treatment Works: Part 2

Top 1% Accountability Act of 2016 will generate enough money for real treatment for all citizens. For those unfortunate citizens who find themselves trapped at the intersection of the criminal justice system and addiction, Drug Courts offer scant protection against the forces arrayed against them....

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War Child

Last week Milwaukee Common Council president Ashanti Hamilton and the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative called on 500 black fathers to assist in the effort of reducing black-on-black violence this summer. I think Council President Hamilton is on to something. December 19th, 1992 was a day I will never...

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The Heroin Holocaust: Post-Script

Maybe it's birds of a feather flocking together, or some law of attraction which governs the like-minded. Perhaps it's the old adage "speak the devil's name and he shall appear" at play. Or maybe just simple coincidence, kismet. Whatever you want to call it, after...

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The Heroin Holocaust (part 2)

Continued from Part One -  Part Two: The Survival guide The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, arguably our greatest living musician, died of a Percocet overdose. www.tmz.com/2016/04/22/prince-od-percocet-death. Parodoxically, within days of Prince’s death, Anderson Cooper in an AC360 town hall meeting inexorably linked the rise in pain killer...

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The Heroin Holocaust

Part One The idea to make curing cancer America’s next "moonshot" first came from Vice President Joe Biden. If Joe Biden’s son were a heroin addict, then he would have been as disappointed as I was when, for the first time in 8 years, The President...

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Grass Roots Organization

Whichever candidate--be it Clinton or Sanders or, god forbid, Cruz or Trump—makes the first move towards nationwide decriminalization of Marijuana and amnesty for all federal non-violent pot offenders, this person will win the election in November. States go green before they turn red or blue....

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Magical thinking, the law and fragments

By Robin Shellow and Michael Danahey PART ONE Creating judges, prosecutors, clients and jurors who are kind, decent and don’t want to hurt others has been the backdrop to my legal practice for 29 years. It has required me to learn skill sets not traditionally utilized by...

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