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JULY 30, 2014

Judge Recuses Herself in Summit County Capital Murder Trial; Case ReassignedAkron Beacon Journal

Husted Calls for Lucas Co. GOP Suit’s DismissalToledo Blade

Defense Attorney Claims Prosecutor Misconduct in Trial for Crash that Killed TeenElyria Chronicle Telegram

Minor Who Murdered Two People Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Despite Witness Recanting Testimony, Two Murderers Lose AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Inmate Loses Medical Claim after Finger AmputationColumbus Daily Reporter

Obituary: Morton ‘Morty’ BobowickTiffin Advertiser Tribune

Xenia Law Director Charged with Not Filing TaxesDayton Daily News

Law Firm that Allegedly Paid Bribe to Bedford Law Director Kenneth Schuman is the Real NewsCleveland Plain Dealer Letter to the Editor

Municipal Building Plans Move ForwardFindlay Courier

Franklin County Looking at Probation Officer Communication Following ShootingColumbus WBNS-TV

Dellick Found Not Guilty of MenacingYoungstown WYTV-TV

The Lawyer’s ApprenticeNew York Times


JULY 29, 2014

Judge Sends Jury Home in Capital Murder Case while Supreme Court Decides on Alleged Death-Penalty BiasCleveland Plain Dealer

Testimony Enough for Attempted Murder Conviction, Appeals Court RulesColumbus Daily Reporter

Witness Recants Testimony, but Murderers Lose AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Rule Tugging Match over Child Was Violent BehaviorColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Reluctantly Agrees with 15-Year Sentence for Gun PossessionColumbus Daily Reporter

Flawed Arizona Execution Must Force Another Look at Ohio’s Death CocktailCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Justice Insider: ‘Masked’ Bandit Nabbed with Goods but Set FreeSecond Brief – Columbus Dispatch

Ballot Replacement Sought for Judge’s RaceYoungstown WKBN-TV

Daniel Schoendinger | 1944-2014: Prominent Lawyer, Ex-Councilman Dies in Montana Bicycle CrashColumbus Dispatch

Which Law Schools Received the Most Applications?ABA Journal


JULY 28, 2014

Ex-Township Trustee’s Law License Suspended AgainCanton Repository

Ex-Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade Ordered Back to PrisonAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Posting of Bond by Criminal DefendantsWilloughby News Herald

Conviction Stands for Detroit Man Who Sold Crack in MansfieldColumbus Daily Reporter

Don’t Block Public AccessColumbus Dispatch Editorial

State’s Decision to Settle Corky & Lenny’s Workers’ Comp Case the Right CallCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Court Rules Murderer’s Statements to Police Are ValidColumbus Daily Reporter

Still No Word on Sciortino’s FateYoungstown Vindicator

House Judiciary Committee Revises Medical ‘Apology Statute’ LegislationColumbus Daily Reporter

Akron Judge Denies Claims of BiasAssociated Press

Lorain County Judge Demands Keys to Old Courthouse, Commissioners RefuseLorain Morning Journal

Judge Says Court Order on Courthouse Keys ‘Moot’Elyria Chronicle Telegram

Sense and SentencingToledo Blade Editorial

Former Bedford Law Director Pleads Guilty to Accepting Money from a Firm that Received a City ContractCleveland Plain Dealer

Finney: From Suing School Boards to Representing ThemCincinnati Enquirer

County to Put Bicentennial Bell Back on Public DisplayAthens Messenger

Capital Insider: Mansfield-Area Campaign Stops Hits SnagsSecond Brief – Columbus Dispatch

Park Benches Honor ‘a Great Love’Cincinnati Enquirer

Workers’ Consciences Deserve Protection TooToledo Blade Guest Column


JULY 25, 2014

Prosecutors Accuse Judge of Death-Penalty Bias in Akron Capital Murder CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Decision Due on Possible Sciortino SuspensionYoungstown Vindicator

Doug Prade Will Learn Today Whether He Remains FreeAssociated Press

Court Finds SWAT Team Properly Entered Home During Man’s ArrestColumbus Daily Reporter

Thief Who Robbed Victim at Gunpoint Loses Appeal; But Resentencing SetColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Rules Prison Guard Used Excessive Force on InmateColumbus Daily Reporter

After Troubled Execution in Arizona, Ohio to Use Same Drugs, DosageColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Democrats Renew Call for Death-Penalty Freeze After Controversial Arizona ExecutionCleveland Plain Dealer

Challenges, Drug Shortages, Mark U.S. ExecutionsAssociated Press

After Execution Gone Awry, Unclear if Any Changes Could FollowWashington Post

Commissioners, Judges Engaged in Deadlock Over Building AccessElyria Chronicle Telegram

Judge Candidate Denied Spot on the Fall Ballot Will Take Issue to CourtAshtabula Star Beacon


JULY 24, 2014

Supreme Court Clarifies Rules for Consecutive SentencesColumbus Dispatch

Double Murderer’s Suit DismissedToledo Blade

Ohio Settles Lawsuit Over Workers’ Comp OverchargingColumbus Dispatch

Court Rejects Self-Defense Claim from Man Who Attacked Co-WorkerColumbus Daily Reporter

Driver Who Smoked Marijuana then Struck Pedestrians Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Cleveland Clinic Police Home Entry Case Heading Back to CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Sharon Kennedy Slated to Visit SHSCLogan Daily News

Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Upset by Preliminary Budget Appropriations for 2015Willoughby News Herald

Clerk of Courts Rejects HR Recommendation, Fires Deputy ClerkMedina Gazette

Stark Takes Step toward Electronic Court FilingsCanton Repository

Controversial Arizona Execution Involved Same Lethal-Injection Drugs Used in OhioCleveland Plain Dealer

Law School Applicant Pool Continues to ShrinkWall Street Journal


JULY 23, 2014

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal of Ex-Ohio Officer Douglas Prade Associated Press

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case of Former Cop Cleared in Wife’s Death Columbus Dispatch

Supreme Court Says No to PradeAkron News WAKR-Radio

Court Gives Columbus Lawyer Stayed SuspensionColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Takes Lead in Cracking Down on Illegal ‘Debtors’ Prisons’Cleveland Plain Dealer

Appeals Court Upholds Verdict in Favor of Ex-Shelby SheriffLima News

Accomplice of Pawn Shop Murder Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Rejects Appeal from Man Who Attacked Victims with Baseball BatColumbus Daily Reporter

Hocking County Won’t Appeal Inhumane Dog Gas Chamber RulingLogan Daily News

Ohio Supreme Court Hears About 100 Cases AnnuallyFindlay Courier

Supreme Court Justice Visits Perry County FairPerry County Tribune

Judge Makes a Mockery of Our Educational SystemCincinnati Enquirer Letter to the Editor

2 Apply to Be Judge at Lima Municipal CourtLima News

Deceased Local Attorney’s Family Files SuitChillicothe Gazette

Recent Supreme Court Rulings Indicate Government is Now for the CEOsCleveland Plain Dealer Letter to the Editor

Justice Kennedy Says Constitution ‘Flawed Document’San Francisco Chronicle


JULY 22, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies when Juvenile Defendants can be Labeled as Sexual Offenders Cleveland Plain Dealer

Former NFL Player Hikes His Legal Argument against Cleveland’s ‘Jock Tax’Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Secretary of State John Husted Meeting with Reconstituted Board of ElectionsToledo Blade

Davis Given Three Years for GSIBellefontaine Examiner

Magistrate Sides with Woman who Sued Ohio U. Police over ArrestColumbus Dispatch

Appeals Court Allows Jury’s Interpretation of Cocaine Weight to StandColumbus Daily Reporter

Man who Murdered Victim at House Party Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Conviction Stands for Woman who Kicked Police Officer in the Face Columbus Daily Reporter

Obama’s Health Care Law Hit by Ruling, but Subsidies to ContinueAssociated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Speaks at Springfield RotarySpringfield News-Sun

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Speaks at RotaryChillicothe WBEX-Radio

Man Resentenced for 2011 MurderYoungstown Vindicator

No-BrainerFindlay Courier Editorial


JULY 21, 2014

Putnam Commissioners Want Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Road 5 CaseLima News

Alleged Hit and Run Driver Wins Appeal Because Location Never DeterminedColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Led Robbery of Elderly Couple Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Finding Detox and Sober Living Facilities for Addicts a PriorityHamilton Journal News

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Speaks in VWVan Wert Independent

Bedford Police Videotaped Visitors to Brothel Building for 6 months in 2013Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mahoning County Courthouse Parking Authorization is MurkyYoungstown Vindicator

Municipal Court Plans Drug Docket to Focus on AddictionMarion Star

Union County Courts Out More than $200,000 after Software Company’s PulloutColumbus Dispatch

Akron Bar Association Elects New Officers and TrusteesYoungstown Daily Legal News

US Supreme Court Rejects Sherlock Copyright CaseBBC

Court Delays Execution over Secrecy with DrugsNew York Times

Panel Supports Early Release for 46,000 Drug FelonsAssociated Press


JULY 18, 2014

Should Disgraced Ex-Judge Bridget McCafferty Lose Her Law License?Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Man Who Set His Own Columbus Home on Fire Has His Appeal RejectedColumbus Daily Reporter

Upper Arlington Man Loses Appeal in Child Porn CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Cruelty Conviction Stands for Man Who Deprived Dog Food, WaterColumbus Daily Reporter

Jimmy Dimora Appeals to U.S. Supreme CourtCleveland WJW-TV

Visiting Judge Issues Several Rulings in Real Estate Agent Murder CasesYoungstown Vindicator

Judges’ Duty Requires Fair CompensationColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Wife of ‘Facebook Bigamist’ Sues Former Attorney for Grounds of FraudMedina Gazette

Kaufman Appointed to OSBA BoardCincinnati Enquirer

Opiates Addiction Subject of Town Hall MeetingMansfield WMFD-TV

Americans’ Approval of the Supreme Court Remains DividedGallup

States Spend Less on Legal Defense for the PoorWall Street Journal


JULY 17, 2014

Ex-Judge Bridget McCafferty’s Law License Suspended for Crimes in Cuyahoga Corruption ProbeCleveland Plain Dealer

More Lenient Drug Sentence Applies, Supreme Court Rules, even though Conviction Predated Change in LawCleveland Plain Dealer

Decision Means Some Cocaine Defendants Must Be Re-SentencedMansfield News Journal

Accused Stalker Wins Appeal to Have Guilty Plea DroppedColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Denies New Trial for Man Who Killed Columbus Security GuardColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Sexually Assaulted Drunk Victim Has Appeal RejectedColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Firms Must Pay for Dayton Landfill CleanupColumbus Daily Reporter

Visiting Judge Still Presiding Over Some Burge CasesElyria Chronicle Telegram

Brenner, Ruhl Introduce Legislation to Add JudgeDelaware Gazette

Meet and Greet with the Supreme Ladies of the CourtLakewood Observer

Health Officials Get Legal Feedback on Environmental CourtYoungstown Vindicator

California Death Penalty Unconstitutional, Federal Judge RulesSan Jose Mercury News

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