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FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Death Sentence for Dad in Toddler’s DeathAssociated Press

Court Supports City of Youngstown in Dispute over Gas LineYoungstown Vindicator

5 Ask Court to Oust Councilwoman Tamaya DennardCincinnati Enquirer

Judge Sentences Cuyahoga County Jail Corporal to Prison tor Turning off Body Camera, Pummeling Restrained InmateCleveland Plain Dealer

Fourth District Court of Appeals to Convene March 5Athens Messenger

Program Seeks to Improve Networking for Families with Substance AbuseCoshocton Tribune

Judge Announces Retirement due to Continuing Health IssuesMarietta Times

Sources: County Lawyer Tom Gabelman Is Dennard InformantCincinnati Enquirer

Toledo Lawyer Named to Board of State BarToledo Blade

New York Removed Questions about Mental Health from the Bar so Law Students Will No Longer Suffer in SilenceCNN

President Donald Trump Nominates Cuyahoga County Judge for Federal BenchCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge: Ohio Must Grant Driver’s Licenses to Certain Refugees, Teens with Undocumented ParentsColumbus Dispatch

Doctor Accused of Violating Court Order with ‘Burner’ Phone to Remain Free on BondToledo Blade

Sex with Animals Is Illegal in Ohio — Except for These 8 CountiesDayton Daily News

Videos Might Help You Identify School Violence Before It EruptsDayton Daily News


FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Ottawa County Teen Challenges Impaired Consent LawToledo Blade

Ohio Attorney Suspended for Protective Order, Trust Account AbuseBloomberg Law

Court: Not Paying Child Support Can Block Adoption ProtestAssociated Press

Court: State Can Appeal Judge’s Ruling in Manslaughter CaseToledo Blade

Justices to Decide if Ohio Law Banning Using Guns While Drunk Is ConstitutionalStatehouse News Bureau

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide Controversial State Gun LawYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Court Considers whether Intoxicated May Possess Gun in Own HomeToledo Blade

Search Recovering Teacher’s Recording of Girls Undressing at School Ruled LawfulAkron Legal News

Lorain Courts Receiving Ohio Supreme Court Technology GrantsLorain Morning Journal

Attorney General, Prosecutor Could Seek to Suspend Dennard from OfficeCincinnati Business Courier

Ohio Supreme Court to Attorneys: Completing Survey Helps OhioansAkron Legal News

Murder Suspect Can Use “Castle Doctrine” to Defend Shooting Orrville NeighborCleveland WKYC-TV

Burned-Down Skating Park Could Face Liability in Case of High-Speed Collision that Injured CustomerLegal Newsline

Wagner Mother Appears in Court for Another Pre-Trial HearingCincinnati WXIX-TV

Woman Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Cleveland Heights Church Stabbing over Faux-Fur BootsCleveland Plain Dealer

How Should Escaped Inmates Be Punished? Hear What a Judge Says about a State Loophole on Sunny Side UpCleveland WOIO-TV

Public on the Fence over Courthouse AdditionPortsmouth Daily Times

Elyria Municipal Court Officials Requesting New Phone, Security UpgradesElyria Chronicle Telegram

The Government Can Quarantine You for Coronavirus, and There’s Almost Nothing You Can Do about ItWashington Post

Critics of Program that Allows Offenders to Check-in with Parole Officers via Phone Say It Should Exclude Violent FelonsColumbus WBNS-TV

Lawmakers Should Require a ‘Fresh Start’ for Ohio Job LicensesColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Supreme Court Rules against Ohio Mom in International Custody CaseAssociated Press

Court Closes Courthouse Door on Slain Mexican Teen’s FamilyABC News


FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Adult May Prove ‘Reasonable Parental Discipline’ to Avoid Child-Injury ConvictionAkron Legal News

Merit Decision: Parent Has Burden of Proving Reasonable Parental Discipline in a Domestic Violence Prosecution. State v. FaggsLegally Speaking Ohio

Can You Have a Gun While Intoxicated? Ohio Supreme Court Will DecideCincinnati Enquirer

Clermont Co. Man Takes Fight to Carry Guns While Intoxicated in Home to Ohio Supreme CourtCincinnati WKRC-TV

Lorain Schools Requests Former Chief Family Officer’s Lawsuit Be DismissedElyria Chronicle Telegram

Supreme Court Issues $3.2 Million in Technology GrantsPortsmouth Daily Times

Supreme Court Hires New Chief Legal CounselAkron Legal News

Appeals Court Reverses Orrville Man’s 2017 Murder ConvictionAlliance Review

Angela Wagner to Return to Court for Pike County MassacreCincinnati WKRC-TV

Sweeney Seeks to Alleviate Complexities of Marchionda Case for JurorsYoungstown Business Journal

Court of Law Rules Cleveland Heights’ Season Should Be Settled on Basketball CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

‘He Hasn’t Learned Anything’: Parents of Electrocution Victims Urge Judge Not to Reduce Alleged Drunk Driver’s BondElyria Chronicle Telegram

Carter Sworn in as New Municipal Court JudgeSidney Daily News

From the Archives: The Schemes of Judge Don McAuliffeColumbus Monthly

Allen County’s Probate/Juvenile Judge Won’t Seek Re-ElectionLima News

‘So Much I Could Have Done in Those 18 Years’: Exonerated Man Feels Lost Time KeenlyColumbus Dispatch

Michael Douglas: It’s Time for Ohio to End the Death PenaltyAkron Beacon Journal Opinion

Keeping Government Honest: Know Your Rights When Requesting Public RecordsSoapbox Cincinnati

Ohio Tries an Unusual Tactic toward Opioid Settlement: Working TogetherWashington Post

Looking back on the Life of Civil Rights Icon Judge Nathaniel JonesCincinnati WXIX-TV Video

Removing a GPS Tracking Device from Your Car Isn’t Theft, Court RulesArs Technica


FEBRUARY 24, 2020

What’s on Their Minds: Civil Stalking Protection Order Potentially Collides with First Amendment Rights. Joni Bey, et al. v. Jeffrey RasawehrLegally Speaking Ohio

Lucas Co. Judge Says He Erred in Releasing Man from Jail EarlyToledo Blade

Disciplinary Board Recommends Disbarment for Hocking AttorneyAthens Messenger

Constitutionality of Law Prohibiting Firearm Use While Intoxicated ChallengedAkron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” LawColumbus Underground

Chief Justice O’Connor Convenes Task Force on Wrongful ConvictionsAkron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Brings Technology Grant to Pike Court of Common PleasPike County News Watchman

Justice’s ‘Harmony’ Program Highlights Ohio Supreme Court’s Black History Month CelebrationHighland County Press

Partial Reversal Issued in Lorain County Defamation CaseAkron Legal News

Magistrate Who Denied Protection Order to Gaberien Clevenger Is FiredMansfield News Journal

Girard Drug Court Gets $30,000Warren Tribune Chronicle

Guardianship Program Receives Grant FundingTiffin Advertiser-Tribune

Akron Municipal Court Judge David Hamilton Discusses Being the First African-American Male Judge Elected in Summit County in 30 YearsCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Nonprofit ‘Disrupts’ Bail System by Paying for Defendants Who Can’t Afford BondColumbus WOSU Public Radio

Hearing Monday in Challenge to O’Toole CandidacyAshtabula Star Beacon

Convicted Ex-Commissioner Tells His Side in BookYoungstown Vindicator

Ohio’s Rape Law ‘Archaic’ and ‘Outdated’ but Will Legislators Act to Change It?: Andrea SimakisCleveland Plain Dealer

Legislation Would Lift Pain-and-Suffering Caps in Rape CasesAssociated Press

Bill Would Allow Domestic Violence Victims to Break Lease, Move without PenaltyAkron Legal News

Coin Toss: Are Risk-Measuring Tools Accurate Enough?Law360


FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Law Barring Firearms and BoozeOhio Capital Journal

State v. Dangler Case Still under Submission after One YearLegally Speaking Ohio

Grant Will Allow for E-Notifications of Court DatesChillicothe Gazette

Letter: State Should Outlaw Corporal PunishmentColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Jury Spares Life of Anthony PardonColumbus Dispatch

Case of Man Accused of Killing His Estranged Wife Headed to Grand JuryMansfield News Journal

4 Teens Accused in Warren County Murder Ordered to Not Have Contact with Each OtherCincinnati WXIX-TV

Cleveland Heights Boys Basketball Case to Be Heard Friday in Cuyahoga County CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Jefferson County, Steubenville to Talk Court MoveSteubenville Herald Star

Court Has 343 New Cases Filed in 2019Sidney Daily News

Juvenile Court Handles 986 Cases in 2019Sidney Daily News

Stevenson Appoints New MagistrateSidney Daily News

Head-Butted Football Ref Wants Harsher Penalty for Harming Sports OfficialsDayton Daily News

Local Women Testify on Rape Bill before Ohio SenateMarietta Times

Ohio Lawmakers Could End Life Sentences without Chance of Parole for JuvenilesCleveland Scene

Latest Ohio Opioid Deal Aims to Appease Cities, CountiesAssociated Press


FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Voyeur Teacher Could Be Sent Back to Prison under Ohio Supreme Court RulingColumbus Dispatch

In Assault Cases, Parents Must Show Discipline Is ReasonableAssociated Press

Taking the High Court to SchoolWheeling (WV) Intelligencer Editorial

Drunk Man with Gun Argues It’s His Constitutional Right to Be Loaded while ArmedNew York Daily News

Is Handling a Gun When Drunk a Constitutional Right? Ohio Man Challenges State Law Banning Firearm Use While IntoxicatedCincinnati Enquirer

Imprisoned Ex-Sheriff Loses Latest Effort to Appeal SentenceAthens News

No Apology from Pardon in Statement to Death-Penalty JuryColumbus Dispatch

Estranged Husband Admits Stabbing to Death Ohio Woman Who Sought Protection Order, Police SayMansfield News Journal

Warren County Moves toward Death Penalty Plea Sought by Prison InmateDayton Daily News

‘No Deal,’ Lima Murder Suspect Tells ProsecutorsLima News

Three Linked to Fatal Overdoses ChargedAshtabula Star Beacon

New Summit County Court Program Helping Addicts ‘ASAP’Cleveland WEWS-TV

US Lawyer Made to Write out Lines by Judge for ‘Reprehensible’ Behaviour during TrialLegal Cheek

Longtime Common Pleas Court Judge Announces RetirementAthens Messenger

‘They Were Babies:’ The Case against Sending Juveniles to Prison without ParoleCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Senators Hear Testimony on Bill that Would Eliminate Statute of Limitations on RapeCleveland Plain Dealer

Friend of Oregon District Mass Shooter, Ethan Kollie, Sentenced TomorrowDayton WKEF-TV

Appeals Court Overturns $2.4 Million Bonus Awarded to Cleveland Firm that Recovered Investor Money from Ponzi SchemeCleveland Plain Dealer

US Judge Dismisses Lawsuit over Ohio Professor’s Transgender Pronoun DisputeAssociated Press


FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Justices: ‘Reasonable Discipline’ a Defense When Parent Charged with Injuring ChildColumbus Dispatch

Clermont County Man Claims Law Banning Use of Firearms While Intoxicated Is UnconstitutionalCincinnati Enquirer

Former Chief Family Officer Sues Lorain Schools in State Supreme CourtElyria Chronicle Telegram

Algorithms Were Supposed to Fix the Bail System. They Haven’tWired

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Won’t Comment on Moundbuilders’ AppealNewark Advocate

Justice Visits Akron to Present Tech Grant Checks to CourtsAkron Beacon Journal

Pardon, Facing Possible Death Penalty, Previously Spent 25 Years in PrisonColumbus Dispatch

Judge Haupt to Murderer Deny King: ‘You Have Zero Respect for Human Life’Canton Repository

New Court Program Aims to Help Addicts, Others ASAPAkron Beacon Journal

Franklin County to Absorb Court Appointed Special AdvocatesColumbus Dispatch

‘Getting Angry Does Not Constitute Domestic Violence’: Judge Explains Why Slain Ohio Woman Wasn’t Given Protection OrderMansfield News Journal

Tracie Hunter Says Judge Is Holding up Costly MotionsCincinnati Enquirer

Could the Ohio River Have Legal Rights? Inside a Growing Environmental MovementColumbus WOSU Public Radio

Conservatives Organize to End Ohio’s Death PenaltyCleveland Plain Dealer

Statehouse Sexism Thwarts Bill to Abolish Ohio’s Statute of Limitations on RapeCleveland Plain Dealer Opinion

Opinion: Credit McGuffey for County Jail’s Drug ProgramsCincinnati Enquirer Opinion

Cuyahoga, Summit Counties Reaped Benefits of Settling Early with Opioid Companies, Officials SayCleveland Plain Dealer

Afraid of Lethal Injection, Inmates Are Choosing the Electric ChairNew York Times

Justice Thomas: Judges Must Uphold Law, Even When UnpopularAssociated Press


FEBRUARY 18, 2020

Ohio Chief Justice Convenes Wrongful Conviction Task ForceAssociated Press

BLHS to Host Ohio Supreme Court This SpringSteubenville Herald-Star

Disciplinary Board Recommends Disbarment for Hocking AttorneyAthens Messenger

Wrongful Termination Claim Not Allowed in Case of Unemployment Reporting DisputeAkron Legal News

Logan County Lawyer Reprimanded for Seeking to Represent Jailed WomanAkron Legal News

Merit Decision: Court Rejects Wrongful Termination Claim for Failure to Meet Jeopardy Element. House v. IacovelliLegally Speaking Ohio

What’s On Their Minds: Determining Admissibility of Speed Measuring Devices. City of Brook Park v. Joseph G. Rodojev.Legally Speaking Ohio

Attorneys’ Oral Arguments: 15 Minutes of FameAkron Legal News

Only Half of Ohio's Rehab Centers Offer This Proven Opioid Addiction TreatmentColumbus WOSU Radio

Appeals Court Orders New Trial in Mansfield Murder CaseMansfield News Journal

Victim's Mother Asks Judge to Give Defendant 'Everything' as Murder Trial Draws to a CloseLancaster Eagle-Gazette

Judge Doles Out Bart Simpson-Esque Punishment to Lawyer Held in Contempt for Acting Out at Trial in ClevelandCleveland Plain Dealer

Brook Park Child Rape Survivor, Columbus Attorney to Challenge Ohio’s Tort Reform Laws after Judge Slashes $20M from Jury Verdict in Lawsuit against Her RapistCleveland Plain Dealer

Orange Township’s Legal Costs Trigger New ApproachColumbus Dispatch

Breaking the Chains | What Human Trafficking Looks Like and How to Stop ItColumbus WBNS-TV

Johns Should Pay Higher Prostitution Fines, Police Official and Others SayColumbus Dispatch

In Ohio, Talk of Death Penalty Repeal Is BuildingColumbus Dispatch

Attorneys Continue to Argue Over Dr. Bauer's Federal Bond ModificationToledo Blade

Help Is on the Way! Read This, Then Vote for JudgesWestlake Bay Village Observer

Intrusive Drug Testing Serves Only to Control PeopleCanton Repository Letter to the Editor

Ex-Fugitive Ohio Broker in 1990s Ponzi Scheme to Be Re-SentencedAssociated Press

To Increase Access to Justice, Regulatory Innovation Should Be Considered, ABA House SaysABA Journal

Texas Man Close to Exoneration after Computer Algorithm Leads to New SuspectNBC News


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