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January 20, 2021

Ex-Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French Named Director of State Department of

Hein Appointed to Court Tech Task

Matt Gilmore, New Mercer County Common Pleas Probate/Juvenile Court JudgeCelina Daily Standard

Parma Man Gets Life Sentence after Pleading Guilty to Beating 94-Year-Old WWII Veteran to

Hamilton County Suspends Jury Trials until MarchCincinnati WXIX-TV

City Council to Consider Restricting No-Knock Warrant - but They Don’t Have that Power, Their Attorney SaysCincinnati WXIX-TV

East Cleveland City Council, Mayor in Court over CARES Act Funding DispersalCleveland WOIO-TV

Reflections of an Illustrious Legal Career Rinfret’s Lengthy Track Record, in the Court and as a RunnerWooster Daily Record

Judge OKs Postponement of Legal Fees Hearing in FirstEnergy Solutions BankruptcyAkron Beacon Journal

Supreme Court Justices Lean Toward FCC Bid to Loosen Media Ownership RulesReuters


January 19, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Sets Date for Ancient Burial Mound CaseAssociated Press

Court Fight for Newark’s Octagon Mounds Featured in Smithsonian MagazineNewark Advocate

Court Must Consider Two State Laws on Oil and Gas RightsHighland County Press

Ohio Supreme Court: Regulator Must Recalculate Ohio Edison 2017 EarningsHighland County Press

Oral Argument Preview : Can the Crime Victim Sit with the Prosecutor at Counsel Table during a Criminal Trial? State of Ohio v. Theodis MontgomeryLegally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Attorney Disbarred for Practicing under SuspensionHighland County Press

Resentencing Irks Murder Victim’s CousinYoungstown Vindicator

Appeals Court Reverses Waterville Man’s Vehicular Homicide ChargesToledo Blade

Appeals Court to Determine if Gender-Neutral Restrooms at Upper Arlington Schools Can Be ChallengedThisWeek News

Appeals Court Reverses Waterville Man’s Vehicular Homicide ChargesToledo Blade

Ohio Cities Denied in Effort to Block Anti-Speed Camera

Juvenile Charged as Adult in Year-Old Murder outside Pappy’s BarLima News

I-Team: Sex Offenders Released due to COVID-19 Have Been Ordered back to Cuyahoga County JailCleveland WJW-TV

Efforts Seek Bail ReformYellow Springs News

Franklin County Courts Close through Wednesday due to Possible Inauguration ProtestsColumbus WCMH-TV

Warner Sworn in as New Holmes Common Pleas Court JudgeWooster Daily Record

Samuel KerrSteubenville Herald-Star Obituary

Legal Experts Explain Why Teen Cannot Be Prosecuted for Racist RantNew Philadelphia Times-Reporter

Two Toledo Area Attorneys Seek Utility Regulator AppointmentToledo Blade

Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Discusses Race in America in Honor of MLK DayThe Observer, a Student-Run Newspaper Serving Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s & Holy Cross

Anonymous $40 Million Gift to Fund 50 Civil Rights LawyersAssociated Press

Judge Orders Toledo Pharmacy to Stop Dispensing Controlled Substances amid Opioid

Tired of Seeing Political Yard Signs? Get Used to Them, as Northeast Ohio Cities Look to Change Laws due to Supreme Court RulingCincinnati WKYC-TV

Supreme Court Case involving 1964 Cincinnati KKK Rally Could Shield Trump from ProsecutionCincinnati Enquirer

‘This Is Not Justice’: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Offers Fierce Dissent in Death Penalty CaseNBC News


January 15, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court: Flower Shop’s Use of Competitor’s Name on Website Not Deceptive Sales PracticeHighland County Press

Toledo Man Appeals Wood County Theft ConvictionToledo Blade

Judge Caters Court to Those with Complex Mental Health Disorders - Fostoria Review Times

Documents Give Details of Alleged Crimes by MearanPortsmouth Daily Times

Tremont Bar Owner Gets Year in Prison for Bribing Police Officer to Stay Open

Judge Delays Sentencing in Drug Trafficking Case, Allows Defendant Chance to Finish RehabLancaster Eagle-Gazette

Lima Man Caught with Fentanyl Waives Speedy TrialLima News

Harsha Sworn in as Pickaway County Juvenile and Probate JudgeCircleville Herald

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Closing Jan. 19-20 due to Potential ProtestsColumbus WSYX-TV

Some Cuyahoga County Offices to Close Early

Twitter’s Trump Ban Sets Dangerous Precedent for Free Speech, Legal Scholar WarnsCourthouse News Service

Defining the Line between Free Speech and Inciting ViolenceNPR


January 14, 2021

Time Limit for Medical Malpractice Cases Prevents Claims against Spine SurgeonAkron Legal News

Ohio State University Airport Has Been Tax Exempt Since 1943. That Could ChangeColumbus Dispatch

Ohio’s HB 352 Simplifies and Clarifies Anti-Discrimination Statute - National Law Review

Boss Ladies of CLE: Justice Melody StewartCleveland WKYC-TV

Court Ordered to Grant Competency Hearing in Armed Robbery CaseAkron Legal News

Teen Who Argued He Was a Victim of Forced Labor Will Be Tried as an Adult in 2019 KillingCincinnati Enquirer

City Man Ruled Competent to Face TrialYoungstown Vindicator

Hearing for Hamilton Chiropractor Charged with Sex Crimes Will Continue Next MonthHamilton Journal-News

Summit County Prosecutor Fights Parole of ‘Violent Offender’ Convicted of Kidnapping, Rape, MurderCleveland WOIO-TV

Judge Rusu to Take on a New Role at the OSBAAkron Legal News

Learning Pods Serve as Last Effort to Save Truancy Students from the Court System for Missed School and WorkCleveland WEWS-TV

Mansfield Municipal Building to Reopen to Public Jan. 25Mansfield News Journal

Ohio Will No Longer Sentence Kids to Life without

Ohio Abolishes Life without Parole for ChildrenEqual Justice Initiative

How Many Go to Prison for Repeat Gun Offenses? WKBN Takes a LookYoungstown WKBN-TV

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Hosts Virtual Human Trafficking SummitCleveland WEWS-TV

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Seeks to Block ‘Decoupling’ Charge for FirstEnergy in House Bill 6, Questions Ex -Regulator’s Role in Shaping

Ohio AG Returns to Court to Shut down ‘HB6 Piggybank’Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Challenge to Michigan’s Alcohol Delivery LawNational Law Review

Justices Are “in the Process” of Getting COVID Vaccines; Some Have Received Both DosesSCOTUSblog


January 13, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Weighs How Much Firearms Training Armed Teachers NeedIdeaStream

Ohio Supreme Court Allows Extra Time to Debate Firearms Training in Madison Arming Staff CaseHamilton Journal-News

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide whether State Law Requires Armed Teachers, School Staff Be Trained like School Police Officers -

Jury Tainted in Joughin Murder, Attorney ArguesToledo Blade

Judge Admits MistakesTiffin Advertiser-Tribune

9th District Grants New Trial on Damages in Legal Malpractice CaseAkron Legal News

Former Mansfield Law Director Provided ‘Outside Counsel’ Opinion for Elected Officials’ Pay RaisesRichland Source

Portsmouth Sex Trafficking: New Documents Detail Alleged Crimes of Attorney Michael MearanCincinnati Enquirer

Serial Cleveland Rapist Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Women, Gets 20 Years Tacked onto Already Lengthy

Former SARTA Employee Faces More Legal Trouble in New CaseCanton Repository

Local Restaurant Suing Insurance Companies Refusing Businesses Payouts for PandemicCincinnati WCPO-TV

Judge Daniel Padden Issues Written Protocols in Response to COVID-19 PandemicCambridge Daily Jeffersonian

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The First Amendment: Where It Is Implicated, and Where It Is NotLexology


January 12, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Armed School Staff Training CaseAssociated Press

Butler County School Gun Policy Case Heads to Ohio Supreme Court TuesdayColumbus Dispatch

Armed School Staff: Butler County District’s Policy Goes before Ohio Supreme Court - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Judge Stops Cincinnati-Area School District from Arming StaffCincinnati WXIX-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Must Explain Why It Didn’t Stop Primary Delay, State Lawmaker SaysCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Supreme Court: Sufficient Evidence from Drug House Proved Pattern of Corrupt ActivityHighland County Press

Licking County Court Re-Sentences Driver in Multi-County High-Speed Semi ChaseNewark Advocate

Two Out-of-Custody Defendants’ Cases Continued until MarchToledo Blade

Mother Charged in Reckless Homicide Deemed Incompetent to Stand TrialSteubenville WTOV-TV

Judge Proud of Clinton County Drug Court ParticipantsWilmington News-Journal

Akron Municipal Court Judges Say They Want the COVID-19 Vaccine When It’s AvailableCleveland WOIO-TV

Judge Retires after 30 Years on the BenchAshtabula Star Beacon

Woodruff Sworn in as Veterans Service CommissionerBellefontaine Examiner

Andrew Hunt Joins Greene County Prosecutor’s OfficeXenia Daily Gazette

Ohio Regulators Set to Officially Pause Nuclear Bailout Fees Created through Tainted Energy

ACLU Sues Columbus Police after Man Arrested for Recording OfficersColumbus Dispatch

Anderson Expected to Appeal SentenceMarietta Times

Federal Judge Blocks Execution of Only Woman on Federal Death RowReuters

Court Throws out Conviction in Death of former Saints, Ohio State Star Will

Attorneys Explain Social Media Bans Do Not Violate First Amendment RightsMiami (FL) WPLG-TV

A State Senator Referred Rudy Giuliani for DisbarmentNew York Times


January 11, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Starts New Year with Armed Teacher LawsuitOhio Capital Journal

Judge: Local School District Must Stop Arming StaffersSpringfield News-Sun

Death Penalty Overturned for Portage County Man Who Killed College Student - Highland County Press

Worley Attorneys Seek to Throw out Convictions in Joughin DeathToledo Blade

Letters: Chief Justice, Postal Service Troubles, Capitol CrisisColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Pike County Massacre: New Trial Date Set for Jake WagnerCincinnati WXIX-TV

Court Dates Set in Middletown Skydiving Data Theft CaseHamilton Journal-News

Tell it to the Judge: Cleveland Heights Taxpayer Seeks Court Order to Fill City Council

Court Strives for Justice during PandemicToledo Blade

Amnesty Program Puts Penalized Drivers on Road to Restored PrivilegesAkron Beacon Journal

Municipal Court Offering Amnesty Program on Fines/CostsBellefontaine WPKO Radio

Judge Overmyer Sworn in as OAJCJ PresidentEaton Register-Herald

Mother of Murder Victim Advocated for New Parole ChangesCincinnati WCPO-TV

New Franklin County Prosecutor Weighing whether to Handle Hill ShootingColumbus Dispatch

Local History: ‘Model T Murder’ was Explosive Drama in CourtroomAkron Beacon Journal

U.S. District Court Requires Sensitive Documents to Be Filed by Paper in Response to Possible Russian HackColumbus Dispatch

Judges on Race: The Power of Discretion in Criminal JusticeLaw360 Column


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