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August 7, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Will Review Madison Schools’ Arming Staffers Case - Dayton Daily News

State Supreme Court Stays Challenge to Frenchko Candidacy - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Appeals Court Says East Cleveland Police Had ‘Unwritten Custom’ of Violence, Upholds $50M Verdict for Man Beaten and Locked in Storage Room -

Cuyahoga County Jail Must Rehire Supervisor Fired for Using Excessive Force on Female Inmates Twice in Two Days, Appeals Court Rules -

Under Investigation, Warner Takes Leave of Absence from Marion County Common Pleas Court  - Marion Star

Ohio Residents in Custody for Plot to Rob, Murder Drug Dealers - Zanesville Times Recorder

Montgomery Co. Common Pleas Court Acquires Air Cleaning Systems - Dayton WKEF-TV

Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio Takes the Reins as OSBA President - Akron Legal News

As COVID-19 Cases Surge, ACLU Urges Release of Misdemeanor Offenders from Jail - Cleveland WEWS-TV

Ohio Chiropractors Ask Court to Block Limits on Contacting Injured Motorists - Courthouse News Service

2 Suits Target Ohio Voting Procedures Ahead of 2020 Election - Associated Press

Ohio Bar Exam Goes Online as California, Other States Adjust - Akron Legal News

Bill Proposed to Allow Local Health Officials to Reject Ohio’s Mask Mandate, Other State Orders - Columbus Dispatch

Online Notarization: How to Get Your Document Notarized from a Distance - Akron Legal News

Householder’s Allies Enter Not Guilty Pleas to Racketeering Charges; Ex-Speaker Searches for Attorney -

The Supreme Court Is Avoiding Talking About Race - The Atlantic

Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Black Man’s Life Sentence for Stealing Hedge Clippers More Than 20 Years Ago - CNN


August 6, 2020

Ohio Chief Justice Talks Lawyers Working at Polls - CBS This Morning

Fugitive Doctor Challenging Former Patients’ Right to Sue among Supreme Court Cases Considered This Week - Highland County Press

Panel of Retired Judges to Consider Suspension of Toledo City Council Members Charged in Federal Probe - Ohio Capital Journal

Preliminary Hearing Waived… Murder Case Bound Over to Grand Jury - Gallipolis Daily Tribune

Judge to Decide if Identification of Witness from 2018 Murder Case Will Be Allowed in Trial - Youngstown WKBN-TV

8 Teens Freed Over COVID Back in Trouble, Including One Charged in a Murder - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Refuses to Lower Bond for Man Accused of Severely Beating Woman in Youngstown - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Toledo City Council Re-Approves Tax Issues for November Ballot - Toledo Blade

Judge Denies Attempt by Columbus Bars to Block Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Order Cutting Off Alcohol Sales at 10 P.M. -

Judge: ‘Last Call in Ohio Remains at 10 P.M. - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

AG’s Office Fixes Vulnerabilities in Ohio’s Concealed-Carry System - Mahoning Matters

Art Schlichter Headed to Ohio Prison after Federal Time Ends - Columbus Dispatch

Following the Money: Householder Funds May Reach into Geauga County - Geauga County Maple Leaf

Hearing Set for 5 Indicted in $60M Ohio Bribery Probe - Associated Press

Survivors of Doctor’s Sex Abuse Object to Dismissal Filing - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

House Bill Suggests State Rainy Day Funds for ‘Eviction Crisis Response’ - Ohio Capital Journal

Former Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Admits Trading Legal Services for Meth - Cincinnati Enquirer

Last Gasp for Lake Erie Bill of Rights? Arguments Aired via Zoom - Toledo Blade


August 5, 2020

Court to Hear Case of Juvenile Sex Offender Jurisdiction - Associated Press

Newton Falls Residents to Appeal Board Decision to Ohio Supreme Court - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Four of Eight BG School District Territory Transfers Pass - Toledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Justices Are Right to Make Statewide Sentencing Database a Priority - Editorial

Kent State Student Files Class Action Suit against University to Recoup Tuition and Fees - Kent WKSU Public Radio

Soto Makes Court Appearance - Putnam County Sentinel

Defendant Facing Long Prison Sentence Seeks to Withdraw Pleas - Lima News

Court Hearing Held for Lawsuit over Order Prohibiting Alcohol Sales in Ohio after 10 P.M. - Columbus WBNS-TV

Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau Sues to Lift COVID-19 Order Blocking Tournaments at New $16M Sports Park - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Commissioners Will Approve Domestic Relations Court Budget Increase - Medina Gazette

Dayton Water Main Break: Montgomery County Government Buildings to Reopen Wednesday - Dayton WHIO-TV

Dozens of Applications Pour in for Council Seats - Toledo WTOL-TV

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Unveils E-Warrant System, Implores Lawmakers to Pass Gun Reforms on Anniversary of Dayton Shooting -

Ohio AG Review Shows Holes in Conceal-Carry Licensing - Dayton WDTN-TV

Ohio Tax Talk: Rethinking the Work-from-Home Tax - Law360 Column

Editorial: One Year after Dayton Shooting, Not Too Late to ‘Do Something!’ - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Who Is Speaker Bob Cupp? Lawmakers Weigh in - Statehouse News Bureau

Oregon District Shooting; FBI Continues Combing through Investigation - Dayton WHIO-TV

Ohio Green Party’s Lawsuit to Regain State Recognition Shot down by Federal Appeals Court Panel -


August 4, 2020

Portage County Teacher’s Sexual Imposition Case Upheld - Akron Legal News

City Urges Court Not to Reconsider Case - Youngstown Vindicator

Pandemic Has Been Costly for Lyndhurst Municipal Court -

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Extends Halt on Jury Trials, Citing Recent Surge in Coronavirus Cases -

Toledo Tax Hike Heads to Ballot Despite ‘No’ Vote from Sykes - Toledo Blade

In Court, Without a Jury - Youngstown Vindicator

Wadsworth Court BMV Issues Resolved - Medina Gazette

Victim of Alleged Baseball Bat Attack Testifies at Lima Trial - Lima News

Case against Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s Great-Grandson Will Stay in Juvenile Court, Judge Rules -

Nora - Court Staff Member Relieving Stress in Others - Marion Star

Possible Eviction Crisis Looms as Toledo Council Members Eye New Legislation - Toledo WTOL-TV

Evictions Expected to Rise as Federal Unemployment Expires - Spectrum News

Sixth Circuit: COVID-19 Restrictions Don’t Affect Ballot-Access Requirements - Courthouse News Service

Ohio Lawmakers Threaten Subpoena if They Don’t Get Answers on Medicaid Spending Report - Columbus Dispatch


August 3, 2020

Merit Decision: Court Nixes Noncitizen’s Attempt to Withdraw Guilty Pleas; Faces Deportation after Living in U.S. Since 1986. State v. Bozso - Legally Speaking Ohio

Noncriminal Violations of Community Control Can Lead to Extended Prison Sentences - Highland County Press

Attorney Seeks Dismissal of Sex Charges due to OSP’s ‘Ridiculously Long’ Investigation - Lima News

AG’s Office Files Complaint against Steubenville Man - Steubenville Herald-Star

Group of Local Bars, Restaurants to Challenge State’s Early Closure Order - Columbus WCBE Public Radio

Ohio Awards Second Round of Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding - Eaton Register-Herald

Technology Upgrades to Courts Are Here to Stay, Officials Say - Akron Beacon Journal

Help Wanted: Poll Workers - Ohio Capital Journal

Proper Legal Documents Can Help Heirs Avoid Probate Court - Ironton Tribune Column

Changes Coming to Sandusky County Prosecutor’s Office - Fremont News-Messenger

Dayton Shooting, One Year Later: Bills in Ohio to Curb Gun Violence Go Nowhere - Columbus Dispatch

The Next 400: Critics Say the Cash Bail System Penalizes the Poor - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Five Myths about Felony Disenfranchisement - Anchorage (AK) Daily News

Judge Dismisses Parts of Case against Cincinnati City Officials - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

A Supreme Court Divided Cannot Stand. John Roberts Must Step up or Step off - Newsweek Opinion


July 31, 2020

Court Is Encouraging Lawyers to Work Polls - Ashtabula Star Beacon

The 12th District Court of Appeals During COVID-19 - Clermont Sun

Prosecutors Argue for Second Death Penalty Trial in Reagan Tokes Murder Case - Columbus WSYX-TV

Ravenna Attorney Charged with Making a False Report to Kent Police - Ravenna Record-Courier

I-Team: Nurse Charged for Violating Health Orders after Testing Positive for COVID-19 - Cleveland WJW-TV

Akron Father Files Suit against Chinese Drug Supplier over Son’s Fentanyl Overdose Death -

Socially Distanced Jury Trials to Resume Monday in Hamilton County - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Dayton Court Wants to Help Renters with New Policy - Dayton WYSO Radio

Ohio’s Proposed 10 p.m. Alcohol Last Call Could Be Beginning of Court Battles - Columbus WCMH-TV

Bob Cupp Selected as Next Ohio House Speaker -

Women File Lawsuit against Tim Braun in Federal Court - Fremont News-Messenger

Former Port Clinton Doctor Challenges Bond Amount, Restrictions for Medical Practice - Toledo Blade

Ruling Forthcoming in Landmark Lake Erie Algae Case - Toledo Blade

Part of Cincinnati Police Captain’s Retaliation Lawsuit Can Proceed against City Officials, Federal Judge Rules - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Butler County Apartments Part of $475K Housing Discrimination Settlement - Hamilton Journal-News

Confirmation Hearing for Dayton Federal Magistrate Begins - Dayton Daily News


July 30, 2020

100 Former Patients of Fugitive Doctor Await Ohio Supreme Court Ruling - Cincinnati Enquirer

Retired Judge Commission Formed to Consider Suspensions of Toledo City Councilmen - Toledo Blade

First Court Appearance Wednesday for Man Accused in Paige Johnson’s 2010 Disappearance, Death - Cincinnati WLWT-TV

Judge Will Hear Former Summit Sheriff Lieutenant’s Discrimination Claim - Akron Beacon Journal

Phil Garcia Gets 18 Years on Sex Charges - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Electric Customers Launch Class Action Lawsuit against FirstEnergy - Akron Beacon Journal

Jury Trials to Resume in Hamilton County Beginning Monday - Cincinnati Enquirer

Summit County Common Pleas Court Extends Coronavirus Protections, Suspends Most Trials for Another Month -

Local Jurors Difficult to Find During Pandemic - Marion Star

Blip in Wadsworth Court’s Software Puts Drivers on Wrong Course - Akron Beacon Journal

Sheriff’s Office Conducts Sweep for People Who Skipped Court Dates - Sidney Daily News

Speaker Larry Householder Indicted in Federal Bribery Case - Columbus Dispatch

Federal Appeals Court to Decide Whether Columbus Police Officer Has Immunity for Pepper Spray Use - Columbus Dispatch

Toledo Federal Magistrate Judge Appears for Nomination Hearing - Toledo Blade


July 29, 2020

‘Cranky’ Jury Just Wanted to Leave and Never Come Back; Regret Not Enough for New Trial - Legal Newsline

Conviction Not Required to Pursue Civil Lawsuit Based on Criminal Acts - Highland County Press

County Seeks Death Warrant for Sean Carter - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Prosecutors Still Fighting Residency Issue - Youngstown Vindicator

Lima Attorney Could Face Sanctions from Disciplinary Board - Lima News

Appeals Court Upholds Keith Blumensaadt Guilty Plea - Port Clinton News Herald

‘Just a Monster’: Mother Addresses Son’s Killer as He’s Sentenced for Warren Murder - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Macedonia Man Found Incompetent to Stand Trial for Stabbing His Parents, Killing His Dad - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Lima Shooting Suspect Says Rights Were Violated - Lima News

Judge Halts Columbus Early Closing for Bars and Restaurants - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Blocks Ordinance Forcing Columbus Bars, Restaurants to Close at 10 P.M. - Columbus WBNS-TV

Local Prosecutors Have a Duty to Study Their Actions for Possible Prosecution Bias - Opinion Column

Bail Funds Fight to End Cash-Bail System in Ohio, U.S. - Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration

First Online Bar Exam Marred by Tech Problems -

Ashland Health Officials Want Restaurant Case Heard in Federal Court - Cleveland WJW-TV

“Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests”: In Portland, Getting out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights - ProPublica

Sixth Circuit Hears Challenge to Class in Massive Opioid Case - Courthouse News Service

How Brett Kavanaugh Tried to Sidestep Abortion and Trump Financial Docs Cases - CNN


July 28, 2020

What’s on Their Minds: Community Control as Birth Control: Can a Community Control Condition Restrict Procreation? State of Ohio v. London Chapman - Legally Speaking Ohio

Lima Attorney Could Face Discipline for Allegedly Fabricating a Document - Lima Hometown Stations

Father-Son Attorneys Suspended for Trial Antics, Disparaging Judge on Facebook - Akron Legal News

Ohio Attorneys Can Receive ‘Continuing Legal Education’ Credit for Working Polls on Election Day - Cleveland WJW-TV

Ohio Calls on Lawyers to Work Polls, Get Education Credits - Dayton Daily News

Prosecutor Seeks Execution Date in Farmington Murder, Rape Case - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Supreme Court Offers Eviction Guidance for State Courts amid Pandemic - Highland County Press

Suspension Proceedings Move Forward for Indicted Toledo City Council Members - Highland County Press

9th District Issues Partial Reversal in Juvenile Rape, Murder Case - Akron Legal News

Jack Petsche to Appeal His Removal from Brecksville City Council Seat -

Juveniles Arraigned as Adults in Lima Courtroom - Lima News

Shareholder Personally Sues FirstEnergy Executives for Company’s Alleged Role in Political Scandal - Akron Beacon Journal

Gary Johnson Voluntarily Suspends Council Seat amid Bribery Probe - Toledo Blade

Online Bar Exams Come with Face Scans, Discrimination Concerns - Bloomberg Law

May Judges “Participate in Marches, Demonstrations, Vigils, [and] Protests”? -

Laws Should Be Made by Legislature - Hillsboro Times-Gazette Opinion Column

Inmates Used Bedsheet Tents as COVID-19 Shields in Crowded Pickaway Prison - Site of Country’s Deadliest Prison Outbreak - Spectrum News

FirstEnergy Customer Files Potential Class-Action Lawsuit Seeking Refund of Rate Hike due to ‘Ill-Gotten Gains’ of House Bill 6 -

Prosecutors Oppose Warren Drug Trafficker’s Request for Prison Release amid Virus Concerns - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Appeals Court Bashes Predictive Policing and the Judge Who Argued People in High Crime Areas Want Fewer Rights -

Anger, Leaks and Tensions at the Supreme Court during the LGBTQ Rights Case - CNN


July 27, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Killer of 3 Women - Associated Press

Court Program Encourages Lawyers to Staff Polls in November - Associated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Issues More than $725K in Civil Justice Grants - Highland County Press

Local Organizations Receive 125K from State Civil Justice Grant Program - Dayton Daily News

Imprisoned Dayton Restaurant Owner Eva Christian Wins Appeal for Early Release - Dayton Daily News

Jury’s out on Trials - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Court’s Work through Trying Times - Youngstown Vindicator

New Policies and Technology Allow Court System to Keep up with Cases During Pandemic - Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Restart for Home Visits to Domestic Violence Offenders - Columbus Dispatch

ONU Law Grad Appointed to Court of Appeals - Ada Icon

Parma Heights Mayor’s Court Announces Pandemic-Related Warrant Absolution Program -

Cupp’s Name in the Mix to Be Speaker of the Ohio House - Lima Hometown Stations

Ohio Judge Rules Health Departments Cannot Suspend Restaurant Licenses over Face Mask Violations - Cleveland Scene

Lawyer for Lobbyist Said HB6 Efforts Detailed in Federal Racketeering Case Were Reviewed by Counsel -

Federal Investigators Seek Records for Nuclear Bills Introduced Before Larry Householder Became Ohio House Speakery -

Discovery Tours Vice President Charged with Embezzling $600,000, Forcing Ohio School Trip Cancellations -

How We Can Equip Our Future Lawyers to Confront Injustice - Law360 Column

Bar Exam Puts Iowa Graduates in an Impossible Scenario - Des Moines Register


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