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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


JULY 16, 2014

Supreme Court Rules on Crack Sentencing CaseColumbus Dispatch

Appeals Court Orders Judge to Re-Sentence Ex-Deputy Court Clerk Mark Lime, Convicted of Stealing FeesCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Who Made Meth in His Preble County Barn Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Domestic Abuse Conviction is UpheldColumbus Daily Reporter

Seeking Death Penalty for Jim Brennan’s Accused Killers Would Be Too Costly for TaxpayersCleveland Plain Dealer Letter to the Editor

Tracie Hunter’s Criminal Case Going to TrialCincinnati Enquirer

Not on Ballot, Tracie Hunter Impacts ElectionCincinnati Enquirer

Clerk of Courts Employee’s Job Status in Limbo Until at Least FridayMedina Gazette

Task Force in Works as Opiate Abuse Rises in CountyFremont News Messenger

Judge Re-Schedules Trial for Accused Serial Killer Michael Madison to NovemberCleveland Plain Dealer

Roberts Turns Supreme Court into Friendliest Bar in WashingtonWall Street Journal


JULY 15, 2014

Legal Groups Seek Shorter Sentence for Man Convicted in Gang Rape of YSU StudentYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Advocates Want Better Court Access for OhioansColumbus WBNS-TV

Many Won’t Sympathize with JudgesColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Lake County Judges Agree to Begin Voluntary Naltrexone Program for Opiate Addicted OffendersWilloughby News Herald

Court Considers Dismissal of Ohio Judge’s ChargesAssociated Press

Lawyers Donate to Charity Tied to Ohio’s DeWineAssociated Press

Clerk of Court Requests Payroll Increase for Increased Collection EffortsAlliance Review

Lorain Court Losing Its Software SupportElyria Chronicle Telegram

Clerk: Lorain Municipal Court Records Become Computer ‘Nightmare’Lorain Morning Journal

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Ask Judge to Remove Police Union Lawyer from Brelo Shooting CaseCleveland Plain Dealer


JULY 14, 2014

PTSD Appeal Tossed in Oregon CaseToledo Blade

Finding ImproprietyAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Appeals Court Affirms Decision in Tinney Case; Tinney to Remain FreeMansfield News Journal

Court Rules Man Responsible for FBI Informant’s Death Will Be ResentencedColumbus Daily Reporter

Contractor Wins $1.3 Million in Dispute with StateColumbus Dispatch

Killer in 1992 Twinsburg Township Murder to Get New Trial?Nordonia Hills News Leader

Dennis McGuire’s Family Can’t Challenge His Controversial Execution, State ArguesCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Bar Exam to Move for First Time in Half-CenturyColumbus WOSU-Radio

Ohio Supreme Court Approves “3+3” Law DegreeAkron Legal News

General Assembly Pay Seems to Have Constitutional IssuesColumbus Dispatch Column

Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer to Receive Spirit Award from Stewart’s Caring PlaceAkron Beacon Journal

Retiring Federal Judge David D. Dowd Jr. Reflects on Long Career on BenchAkron Beacon Journal

4 Trumbull Attorneys Face Possible DisciplineYoungstown Vindicator

Discipline Possible in Legal-Fee ComplaintColumbus Dispatch

Hubbard Attorney Accused of Hiding $961,000 for Boardman ChiropractorYoungstown WFMY-TV

Columbus Lawyer’s Crimes AtypicalColumbus Dispatch

Juvenile Court a Place of Hope, Despair, Second ChancesCincinnati Enquirer

Court Employee Could Face TerminationMedina Gazette

Repeat Offenders Pose Difficulties for Lucas County Justice SystemToledo Blade

Legal Aid of Western Ohio Honored with Irwin Cantor Innovative Program AwardNapoleon Northwest Signal

Birth Control Opt-Out Goes to CourtsNew York Times

Lawyers Responding to Negative Online Reviews Tread Tricky PathWall Street Journal

Number of LSAT Test Takers in June Falls to 14-Year LowWall Street Journal


JULY 11, 2014

Husted Appoints 3, Won’t Wait for Top Court RulingToledo Blade

Judges Find Japanese Woman Charged With Domestic Violence Didn’t Understand Waiver of CounselColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Rules Thief Did Not Have Ineffective CounselColumbus Daily Reporter

Trial Court Must Reconsider Forfeiture Specification and Sentencing in Meth CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Cities Cleared of Negligence in Murder CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Williams Could Face Death Penalty in Murder of Girl Found in LandfillYoungstown Vindicator

Ralph RussoFindlay Courier Editorial

Ohio Domestic Relations Summit Yields New Ideas for Summit County’s Court SystemAkron Legal News

Judge Schroeder Announces CandidacyAshtabula Star Beacon

Mahoning Republicans Recommend 3 for Court PositionYoungstown Vindicator

Clerk of Courts Employee Placed on LeaveMedina Gazette

Officials Attend Opiate Addiction SymposiumClermont Sun


JULY 10, 2014

Death Sentence Upheld for West Chester ManCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Supreme Court Rules for CityFremont News Messenger

Supreme Court: Cleveland Camera Case Put on Hold in Ohio Cleveland WKYC-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal in Oregon ShootoutToledo Blade

Jewish Groups Owed $200,000 in BWC CaseCleveland Jewish News

Man Who Murdered Victim for $40 Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Rapist Loses His Argument that His 19-Year Prison Sentence Was ‘Excessive’Columbus Daily Reporter

Man Wins New Trial in Rape Case after Sentencing ConfusionColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Judges’ Pay Has Been Frozen for Years – Columbus Dispatch

Belinky Says He’s ‘Ashamed’Youngstown Vindicator

Recommendations for a Mahoning Common Pleas Court Seat Could Be Ready as Soon as Today Youngstown Vindicator

Former Findlay Assistant Prosecutor Dies in CrashToledo Blade

Why a Preble County Attorney Stole Thousands of DollarsDayton WHIO-TV

Probation Officer Shot, Suspect Killed on East SideColumbus Dispatch

Diversion Program Gives Misdemeanor Offenders Fresh StartCanton Repository

Bill Would Make it Easier to Challenge JobsOhio, State LawsColumbus Dispatch

Final Touches Being Put on Courthouse Facelift Circleville Herald


JULY 9, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Reprimands Akron Municipal Court Judge for Conduct Following 2012 IncidentAkron Beacon Journal

Justices Suspend Armengau’s Law License After ConvictionColumbus Dispatch

Chief Justice Finds Claims of Bias Against Burge UnfoundedElyria Chronicle Telegram

Convicted Probate Judge Belinky to Be Sentenced TodayYoungstown Vindicator

Lucas Co. GOP Files Challenge on RejectionsToledo Blade

Court: Police Dash-Cam Videos Not Public RecordsColumbus Dispatch

Court Rules Deputies Properly Searched Home After Finding Active Meth LabColumbus Daily Reporter

Court: Convicted Robber Gets Right SentenceColumbus Daily Reporter

Patrol Pays $235,000 to Settle Crash Lawsuit – Columbus Dispatch

Ex-Prosecutor Faces Discipline Over Miami Sex CaseCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio State Hires Ohio Supreme Court Spokesman for Public Relations RoleColumbus Lantern

North Linden Man Could Face Death Penalty in April Stabbing DeathColumbus Dispatch

Rusu Sworn in as Probate JudgeYoungstown Vindicator

Cleveland Municipal Court Bailiff Charged With RapeCleveland Plain Dealer

Should Teens Who Commit Crimes With Guns Be Tried as Adults?Columbus Dispatch

Court to Hear Cases Made for Same-Sex UnionColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Guardianship Series to Bring Positive ChangesColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor


JULY 8, 2014

Court Ruling Throws Out Cash-Only BondsColumbus Dispatch

Laws Requiring Teens to be Tried as Adults Face Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

The Law is the LawColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Court Rules 40 Years Prison Proper for Youth Pastor Who Molested His CongregationColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Prejudiced by Hearsay EvidenceColumbus Daily Reporter

54-Month Prison Term Stands for Woman’s Second OVIColumbus Daily Reporter

Motion to Correct Sentence Denied Home InvaderColumbus Daily Reporter

Broken Hearts, MendingLisbon Morning Journal Guest Article

Armengau Staring at Prison Time after Guilty Verdicts in Sex CrimesColumbus Dispatch

Athens Welcomes Seven New Court Appointed Special AdvocatesAthens Messenger


JULY 7, 2014

Evidence of ‘Mysterious Bob’ Hitman Does Not Warrant New Trial for Death Row InmateColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Petition for Postconviction Relief Filed 8 Years after ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Upgrading GuardianshipColumbus Dispatch Editorial

County Officials Attend Statewide Opiate Addiction SymposiumBellefontaine Examiner

Local Officials Attend Statewide Heroin SymposiumSidney Daily News

Heroin Just Part of Problem for Juvenile Justice SystemLisbon Morning Journal

More Time to Install GPSYoungstown Vindicator Guest Column

Clarence Gaines Dies, Was First Judge of Cleveland Housing CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Capital Insider: Did Star Witness Hurt Suarez Prosecution?Columbus Dispatch

Sex Offender Cedes Career, Not Upper Arlington HomeColumbus Dispatch

Columbus Lawyer Found Guilty on Half of Charges in Sexual Assault CasesColumbus WBNS-TV

Elyria Attorney Donovan Elected to State BoardLorain Morning Journal

Trumbull Family Court Earns Final CertificationWarren Tribune Chronicle

They Did the Crime, but They Can’t Do the TimeFindlay Courier

Dormant Committee Gears Up to Tackle NeedsToledo Blade

Fingerprinting at Courthouse Going SmoothlyAthens Messenger

Law Firm Mergers Continue to Target Small FirmsWashington Post

Ruling on False Speech Lets Voters DecideCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Supreme Court Justices to Consider Nonprofits’ ContraceptivesAssociated Press


JULY 3, 2014

State Supreme Court Accepts Belinky Resignation from Law PracticeYoungstown Vindicator

Lawyer Convicted of a Child-Porn Charge ResignsColumbus Dispatch

Fight over Elections Board Member May Go to CourtColumbus WCBE-Radio

Gov. Kasich Needs to Settle, Not Appeal, Corky & Lenny’s Workers’ Comp CaseCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Man Who Killed Victim in Pot Deal Gone Awry Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Loses Appeal of Vehicular Homicide Conviction in Death of FiancéColumbus Daily Reporter

New Trial Denied After Man Killer Claims Role as Informant Led to Trial TroublesColumbus Daily Reporter

Mexican National Was Properly Informed of Deportation Possibility, Court RulesColumbus Daily Reporter

Trial Dates for Accused Killers of Vivian Martin Bring ReliefYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

Ohio Courts Urged to Fight Heroin Epidemic Using Tailored TreatmentsYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Judge Winters to Lead County Team to Combat Opiate AddictionPort Clinton Beacon

Symposium Addresses Heroin Addiction in OhioLima News

Supreme Court Deals with Issues of Sealing RecordsClermont Sun Justice P. Pfeifer Column

War on DrugsSandusky Register

Retiring Mahoning County Judge Remembers ‘Hard Times,’ AccomplishmentsYoungstown Daily Legal News

County Commissioner Reappointed to Court’s Dispute Resolution BoardLisbon Morning Journal News

Kasich Appoints New Domestic Relations JudgeColumbus Dispatch

2 Ohio Firms Play Role in Supreme Court Birth Control RulingDayton Daily News

Supreme Court Rules to Reverberate in Midterm Elections This FallWashington Post

The War on WorkersNew York Times Guest Column

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