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DECEMBER 5, 2016

The Supreme Court of Ohio Visitor Education CenterHighland County Press Justice Paul Pfeifer Column

Jon Husted to Appeal Voter Purging Case to U.S. Supreme Court: Ohio Politics RoundupCleveland Plain Dealer

Case Involving Fraudulent $1.7 Million Business Loan Going Back to CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Decide on Own When Setting, Changing BailColumbus Dispatch

New Miami Speeders Want $3 Million; Village Says It’s More Like $11KDayton Daily News

Springfield Leaders Want to Cut $451K from Municipal Court, ClerkSpringfield News-Sun

Fairfield Court to Buy New Kevlar Vests for BailiffsFairfield Journal-News

OSU Study: Written Prisoner Interactions Predict Whether They Can Clean Up Their Act Following RehabColumbus Daily Reporter

High Cost of Cuyahoga County Inmate Calls Highlighted by FCC CommissionerCleveland Plain Dealer

Hooked: Classes, Drug Courts, Halfway Houses Help Addicts Find Way outMarietta Times

Opiate Board Creating Response Team for Multiple ODsMansfield News Journal

Prosecutor’s Office Losing at Least 7 Attorneys in TransitionNewark Advocate

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Racial GerrymanderingNBC News

Experts: Federal Judge’s Ruling Ties Hands of Michigan Courts on Recount Detroit Free Press


DECEMBER 2, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court race decided by few thousand votesToledo Blade

Summit County Common Pleas Re-entry Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands receives Supreme Court certificationCleveland Plain Dealer

White, Sullivan get 19 years after lengthy appealLancaster Eagle-Gazette

Inmate Ronald Phillips makes plea for mercy from January 2017 executionCleveland Plain Dealer

Teen to be tried in juvenile courtWarren Tribune Chronicle

Cleveland woman jailed while waiting for judge to accept no contest pleas to traffic violations, contempt chargeCleveland Plain Dealer

Dad, son on trial for rape oppose dog in courtroomToledo Blade

Ohio legislature likely to raise bar for police seizure of property without convictionColumbus Dispatch

Ohio’s hard-hit Appalachia region strains to fund drug-addiction treatmentColumbus Dispatch

A lesson from Justice ScaliaToledo Blade editorial


DECEMBER 1, 2016

Supreme Court Could Let City Voters Speak Minds - Olentangy Valley News

Judge’s Error Makes Man’s Guilty Plea to Ohio Murder Invalid - Associated Press

Black Leaders: Tensing Jury Predisposed to Deadlock - Cincinnati Enquirer

Bucio Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge - Troy Daily News

Buckner Gets Life Without Parole in Hudson Murder - Mansfield News Journal

Appellate Court Rules Letters of Intent Not Binding Contracts - Columbus Daily Reporter

Retired Judge Monte Mack, 89, Remembered for Strict Court Demeanor, Kind Mentoring - Akron Beacon-Journal

Court Program Gives New Lease on Life to Victims of Human Trafficking - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

$6 Million Settlement Approved by Probate Court in Tamir Rice Shooting Death - ABC News 5 Cleveland

Pfeiffer Supports Klein to Replace Him as Columbus City Attorney - Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Moves Forward with Police Body Cameras, Picks Vendor - Columbus Dispatch

Civil Forfeiture Bill Ready for Passage Despite Opposition by Police, Prosecutors - Columbus Dispatch

Federal Judge Orders Cases Split in Lawsuit Against St. Marys Coach - Lima News


NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Law You Can Use: Supreme Court of Ohio Passes Rule to End Automatic Shackling of JuvenilesLogan Daily News

Former Cleveland Attorney Gets Prison for Stealing $300K from ClientsCleveland Plain Dealer

GOP to Suggest Pick After Butler County Judge’s DeathDayton Daily News

In Tensing Jury Questionnaires, Hints of Prejudice?Cincinnati Enquirer

Jurors Being Drawn for Capital Murder Case of Robert SemanYoungstown Vindicator

Landowners Who Don’t Want Fracking on Former Federal Land Lose AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

One Ticket, Multiple Court Fees: How Can that Be Fair?Cleveland Plain Dealer

5 Things Your Municipal Court Costs Pay for: At Any (Court) CostCleveland Plain Dealer

Mahoning County Opens Its Veterans CourtYoungstown Vindicator

Cleveland Police Monitor Tackles Broken Citizen Complaint System in New Court FilingCleveland Plain Dealer

Proposed Law Could Mean Freedom for Killer T.J. Lane at Age 40Cleveland WKYC-TV

SCOTUS to Decide if Indefinite Immigrant Detention is IllegalNBC News

New Policing Strategy Aims to Cut Crime with Better Community TiesWall Street Journal

What the Supreme Court Has Said About Flag BurningCNN


NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Attorney Suspended Following Drug OffenseColumbus Daily Reporter

New Judge in Ohio Police Shooting Retrial After 3 RecusalsAssociated Press

A Fourth Judge is Assigned to Tensing Murder TrialCincinnati WCPO-TV

Judge Orders Jurors’ Questionnaires in Ray Tensing Murder Case Redacted and Released to MediaCincinnati WCPO-TV

Judge Orders Return of Tigers, Other Seized Exotic AnimalsAssociated Press

Former Chardon OHP Commander Pleads to felony, Will Lose Police CertificationWilloughby News-Herald

High Court Fees Can Hurt Low-Income Offenders: At Any (Court) CostCleveland Plain Dealer

What Is a Mayor’s Court and How Can You Challenge Its Decision? At Any (Court) CostCleveland Plain Dealer

Eliminating Mayor’s Courts Wouldn’t Lower Court Costs: At Any (Court) CostCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Leads Nation in Overdose DeathsColumbus Dispatch

Mothers in PrisonNew York Times

Ohio Law Firm Starts Marijuana Practice GroupColumbus Business First

Former Legal News Owner Passes Away Akron Legal News


NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court Right; Web Retailers Should Pay TaxLima News Editorial

Lawyer Suspended for Improper Conduct with ClientColumbus Daily Reporter

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge O’Donnell Concedes Ohio Supreme Court RaceCleveland Plain Dealer

Inmate Who Sought Shorter Sentence Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Prosecutor’s Desire to Move Police Shooting Trial is UnusualAssociated Press

Pike County Drug Court Receives State Certification from Ohio Supreme CourtPike County News Watchman

Butler County Creating New Veterans Treatment CourtDayton WHIO-TV

How Much Will Your Speeding Ticket Cost? In Northeast Ohio It Depends on Where You’re Stopped: At Any (Court) CostCleveland Plain Dealer

Group Once Led by Trump Education Secretary Nominee Owes $5.3 Million to OhioColumbus Dispatch

Physicians, Law Enforcement Differ on Heroin TreatmentsAthens Messenger

Plans for ‘Recovery High School’ Take Root in Central OhioColumbus Dispatch

Proposal Would Incriminate Drug Dealers in OverdosesColumbus Daily Reporter

Proposal Would Lessen Penalties for Some Sex OffendersDayton Daily News


NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Supreme Court rules immigrant defendant deserved warning that admitting crime could lead to deportationCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio high court: Immigrant can withdraw admission of guiltAssociated Press

Ohio Supreme Court suspends Geauga County attorney with heroin addictionWilloughby News-Herald

Ohio Supreme Court suspends Milford lawyer for 2 yearsCincinnati Enquirer

Elections boards scrambling to finish vote countsColumbus Dispatch

Family court to see own drug court docketChillicothe Gazette

Montgomery County Court combats drug epidemic, reunifies familiesAkron Legal News

Cleveland Municipal Court reaches agreement with Arnold Foundation on bail reformCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to invite public to talk criminal justice reformCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland to host American Judges Association in 2017, bail reform is likely topicCleveland Plain Dealer

Tensing case: Change of venue rare, but possibleCincinnati Enquirer

Suspended sheriff guilty of 13 feloniesToledo Blade

Steve Dettelbach stakes an early claim to 2018 attorney general raceCleveland Plain Dealer column

Witt dismisses 6 prosecutor’s employeesLancaster Eagle-Gazette

Police will charge for body camera footage under new state ruleDallas Morning News

Texas judge blocks overtime rulePolitico


NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Ohio Man Wrongly Put on Death Row Seeks Ability to Sue the StateColumbus Dispatch

Democrats, Republicans Raising Money for Possible Legal Battle over Close Ohio Supreme Court RaceCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill Considers 2018 Gubernatorial RunCleveland Plain Dealer

Captain America and ‘Takings’Highland County Press Justice Pfeifer Column

Veteran Charged with Cocaine Trafficking Enrolled in Veterans CourtAthens Messenger

Cuyahoga County’s Latest Court Reform Gives Suspects Who Can’t Afford Bail Shot at Earlier ReleaseCleveland Plain Dealer

What Are the Questions Tensing Jurors Asked During Deliberations?Cincinnati Enquirer

Wood County Judge Orders Tiger Ridge Animals ReturnedToledo Blade

Court Hearing Delayed for Ohio Sheriff Who Denied Drug TheftAssociated Press

False Witness: Federal Judge Tackles the Problem of Mistaken IdentificationsAssociated Press


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