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MAY 29, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Affirms Appeals Court Can’t Hear East Cleveland’s Petition over Trial of Cleveland Police Supervisor from ‘137 Shots’ Case - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Lawyer Suspended for Plotting to Help Woman Avoid Testifying - Bloomberg Law

June Disciplinary Hearings Announced - Highland County Press

Lucas County Judge Appointed to Ohio Supreme Court Special Commission - Toledo WTOL-TV

Ohio Appeals Court Upholds Photo Ticket for Violating Implicit Speed Limit -

Lead Prosecutor in Rhoden Mass Slayings Case Resigns - Columbus Dispatch

New Court Date Set in Kettering Insurance Agent Murder Case - Dayton Daily News

Youngstown Man Sentenced to 136 Years in Prison for Multiple Lake County Rapes of Juvenile Victims - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Summit County Court to Continue Restrictions through July - Akron Beacon Journal

Some Landlords Taking Unofficial “Evictions” into Their Own Hands Before Courts Open - Cleveland WEWS-TV

AG Asks for Full Court Re-Hearing of Danny Lee Hill Case - Warren Tribune Chronicle

‘It’s Heartbreaking’: Franklin County Sheriff Reacts to Damage in Downtown Columbus Following Protest - Columbus WBNS-TV

Federal Authorities Pledge ‘Robust’ Investigation into George Floyd’s Death - USA Today

COVID-19 Reaches Ohio Juvenile Detention Centers, Advocates Call for Mass Testing in Cleveland - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Judge: Staff at Private Youngstown Prison Is Doing Enough to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak Among Inmates - Cleveland Plain Dealer

National Law Enforcement Leaders Urge the Release, Transfer of Inmates at Federal Prison in Ohio - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Trumbull County Leading the Charge in Bellwether Opioid Lawsuit - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio House Passes Bill Legalizing Sports Betting - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Suspended Law License Hasn’t Stopped This State Attorney General - Bloomberg Government


MAY 28, 2020

Stark Attorney Suspended by Ohio Supreme Court - Canton Repository

Appeals Court: Crime Victims Have Constitutional Right to Restitution - Cincinnati Enquirer

Prosecutor Joe Deters Announces Death Penalty Indictment in Killing of Officer Kaia Grant - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Man Charged with Killing Springdale Officer Will Face Death Penalty - Cincinnati Enquirer

Former 10TV Meteorologist Mike Davis Sentenced on Child Porn Charges - Columbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Defends Itself from Prisoner Transport Lawsuit Filed by Man Whose Mouth Judge Ordered Taped Shut at Sentencing - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Family of Man Who Died in Cuyahoga County Jail Sues County, Ex-Jail Employees Criminally Charged in Death - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Deters: 8-Year-Old Killed by Another Child Who Told the Truth When Adults Would Not - Cincinnati Enquirer

Family of Teen Girl Killed during Cleveland Police Chase Files Lawsuit - Cleveland Plain Dealer

DNA Links Man to Beating Death of Woman Found Stuffed in Cleveland Church Stairwell in 2018, Court Records Say - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Stark Common Pleas Suspending Jury Trials until July 6 - Canton Repository

Court System Delayed Because of COVID-19 - Huntington (WV) WSAZ-TV

Corruption Trials Put on Pause Because of Pandemic - Youngstown Vindicator

Judge Leads Courthouse Tour - Virtually - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Jury Duty Scammers Pose as Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Deputies, Use Coronavirus Pandemic to Con Cleveland Woman - Cleveland Plain Dealer

I-Team: Coronavirus Causing Child Custody Conflicts - Cleveland WJW-TV

Belmont County Jail Employees Receive Hazard Pay - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Garnishment Must Be Clarified in Pandemic Relief Laws - Law360 Opinion

They Suffered Years of Abuse. Now They’re Trapped Behind Bars in a Pandemic - Mother Jones

Large Pharmacy Chains Did Little to Stop Opioid Abuse in Northeast Ohio Counties, Newly-Unsealed Lawsuits Say - Cleveland Plain Dealer


MAY 27, 2020

Oral Argument Preview: Posthumous Privacy: Do the School Records of an Adult Former Student Die with the Former Student? State of Ohio ex rel. Cable News Network, Inc., et al v. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools et al - Legally Speaking Ohio

Suspended Pike County Sheriff Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Charges; Ordered to Surrender Firearms - Chillicothe Gazette

Murder Trial for Man Facing Death Penalty Delayed to 2021 - Associated Press

Marietta Woman Gets Six Years for Repeat OVIs - Marietta Times

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Announces Easing of Some Coronavirus Restrictions While Jury Trials Remain Suspended - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Hamilton County Judge Announces First In-House Adoption Since Mid-March - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ashland County Family Finalizes Adoption for Two Sons via Zoom - Cleveland WJW-TV

Franklin County Commissioners OK $2.6 Million for Housing Help during Pandemic - Columbus Dispatch

Appeals Court Blocks Order Giving Ballot Issues More Time - Toledo Blade

Appeals Court Blocks Federal Judge’s Order Allowing Electronic Signature Gathering for Ohio Statewide Ballot Issues - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sixth Circuit Stays Injunction in Ohio Pandemic Voting Rights Case - National Law Review

COVID-19, Executive Authority and Fundamental Rights: What Do the Courts Say? - National Law Review

An ‘Avalanche of Evictions’ Could Be Bearing down on America’s Renters - New York Times

Jimmy Dimora Wouldn’t Have Contracted Coronavirus Had Prison Officials Followed Orders from AG, Judge, His Attorney Says - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Early Release Doesn’t Help Those Left Behind to Endure the COVID-19 Crisis in American Prisons - Justia Verdict

U.S. Supreme Court Says Bureau of Prisons Must Transfer Inmates At-Risk of Getting Coronavirus out of Federal Prison in Ohio - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says - New York Times


MAY 26, 2020

Oral Argument Preview: Is a City a Crime Victim and Thus Entitled to Restitution? City of Centerville v. Michael P. Knab - Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Lawyer Suspended for Neglecting Cases, Soliciting Sex from Client; Must Pay Clients $30K - Highland County Press

Cleveland-Area Lawyer Indefinitely Suspended for Role in Investment Scam - Highland County Press

Uniform Bar Exam up Next for Law School Graduates - Highland County Press

Taking Local School Control from Youngstown; Pushing School Choice over Adequate Funding - Cleveland Plain Dealer

West Chester Quadruple Homicide Trial Delayed until 2021 - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Former Weatherman to Be Sentenced This Week on Child Porn Charges - Columbus WCMH-TV

Traffic and Eviction Hearings Moving to Greater Columbus Convention Center amid Coronavirus Pandemic - Columbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Corruption Trials, Criminal Probes Delayed by Coronavirus - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gov. Mike DeWine’s Gun-Reform Proposals Gather Dust during the Coronavirus Crisis - Cleveland Plain Dealer

What Might Have Been: The Forgotten History of Women on the Supreme Court Shortlist - Texas Standard/Texas Public Radio

Court Rejects Appeal from Man Convicted in Dying Blink Case - Associated Press

Northern Ohio’s Chief Judge Requires Face Masks for All People Entering Federal Courthouses - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Attorneys Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Accelerate Transfer of Inmates out of Federal Prison in Ohio - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Early Release Doesn’t Help Those Left Behind to Endure the COVID-19 Crisis in American Prisons - Justia Verdict

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Release of Inmates at Risk for COVID-19 - Los Angeles Times


MAY 22, 2020

Lawyer Is Thankful for Second Chances after Suspension for Erratic Behavior, Client Neglect - ABA Journal

Ottawa County Juvenile Court Gets Training Grant - Sandusky Register

How COVID-19 Can Help Us Forge a Better Judiciary - Ohio Capital Journal Guest Column

Defendant Challenges Ability of Judges to Ignore Trial Deadlines - Youngstown Vindicator

Mother of Warren Boy Murdered in ‘85 Ready to Fight Killer’s Death Sentence Reversal - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Felony Jury Trials Moved from Courthouse to Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center - Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Lawsuit in Lake County Challenges Prohibition of Amusement Games in Ohio Establishments - Willoughby News-Herald

Hamilton County Judge Gives $100,000 back to County from His Budget - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Malware Attack Hits Montgomery County Computer Network - Dayton WKEF-TV

Ohio Gyms Reopen after Winning Legal Battle against State Closure Orders - ABC News

Will and Estate Planning on the Rise amid Pandemic, According to Local Lawyer - Columbus WBNS-TV

Michigan Judge: Mount Carmel Need Not Fund Husel’s Defense in Murder Trial - Associated Press

Coronavirus: Prison Officials Ask to Delay Order Requiring Prisoner Release at Elkton - Canton Repository

Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Judge’s Order to Release Inmates at Ohio Federal Prison -

Judges Prefer Zoom and WebEx as Courtrooms Go Virtual - Law360

Texas Court Holds First US Jury Trial via Videoconferencing - Associated Press

Michigan Court Upholds Whitmer’s Power to Extend Stay-At-Home Order - CBS News

Utah Supreme Court Rejects Mixed Motive Test for Intentional Fraudulent Transfers in Jones Case - Forbes

Afternoon Briefs: Texas Justice Has COVID-19; 7th Circuit Win for Strip Clubs Seeking Payroll Loans - ABA Journal

Missouri Just Broke the Pandemic’s Moratorium on Executions - Washington Post


MAY 21, 2020

What’s on Their Minds: Should a Juvenile’s Uncounseled Confession to a Social Worker Be Suppressed? In re: M.H. - Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Indefinitely Suspends Middletown-Area Attorney - Hamilton Journal-News

Ohio Lawyer Who Offered Client Xanax Indefinitely Suspended - Bloomberg Law

Juvenile/Probate Court Receives $224K in Grants - Piqua Daily Call

Bedford Court Gets Grant for Operations during Health Crisis - Chagrin Valley Today

Lorain County Commissioners Urge for Local Control, Abandonment of HB70 - Lorain Morning Journal

‘Unreasonable and Oppressive:’ Judge Slams Dr. Amy Acton in Order to Reopen Gyms - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Judge: State Health Department Exceeded Legal Authority in Ordering Gyms Closed - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Lake County Judge Sides with Gyms in Lawsuit against Ohio Health Director - Willoughby News-Herald

Court Spots Ohio Gyms from Bench - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Ohio Senate Comes to Defense of Dr. Amy Acton; Judge Earlier Rules She Overstepped Authority - Toledo Blade

Cleveland Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison for Shooting Police Officer, Other Man with Assault Rifle - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Masks Required Inside Franklin County Common Pleas Court - Columbus WSYX-TV

Why Did Judges Virtually Shut down Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court due to COVID-19? - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Probate Court Issues Online Marriage Application Next Week - Toledo Blade

Court Rules Ohio Can’t Execute Man Convicted of Raping, Killing 12-Year-Old Boy - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Why It Is Unconstitutional for State Bars, When Doling out Bar-Exam Seats, to Favor In-State Law Schools - Verdict Justia

Ohio House Unanimously Passes Aisha’s Law - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio House Moves to Strengthen Domestic Violence Law - Dayton Daily News

Carryout, Delivery Orders of Alcoholic Drinks Would Be Permanently Allowed Under New Ohio Legislation - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Agency Asks Supreme Court to Halt Judge’s Order to Clear out Elkton Federal Prison in Ohio Overrun with Coronavirus - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Michigan Residents Can Watch Court Proceedings Across the State from Home with New Virtual Directory -

Coronavirus Cases Concerning Prisoners’ Rights Hit the Supreme Court - CNN Wire


MAY 20, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court: Middletown Lawyer Who Asked Client for Painkillers Indefinitely Suspended - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Supreme Court Reaffirms Earlier Order in Hills and Dales Boundary Case - Massillon Independent

Elyria Municipal Court to Receive New Security System - Lorain Morning Journal

Ohio History Connection Offers $1.66 Million to Newark Country Club in Octagon Mounds Dispute - Newark Advocate

Coronavirus: Judge Orders State to Accept Electronic Signatures for Ballot Initiatives - Cincinnati Enquirer

Federal Court Allows Electronic Signatures to Get Issues on Ballot, Ohio Plans Appeal - Columbus WSYX-TV

Ohio State Bar Foundation Awards More than $300K to Ohio Nonprofits - Highland County Press

Ohio House Expected to Vote on Aisha’s Law on Wednesday - Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘A Victory for Domestic Violence Survivors Across Ohio’’; Aisha’s Law Moves Forward after Passing Committees - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Cuyahoga County Officials Warn of Scammers Pretending They Are Coronavirus Contact Tracers - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Federal Grand Jury in Cleveland Convenes as Coronavirus Pandemic Continues to Rage - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wife, Stepdaughter of Toledo Sex-Trafficking Pastor Sentenced to Federal Prison - Toledo Blade

Ohio Eased Coronavirus, and Cuyahoga County Overdoses Climbed, Medical Examiner Says - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judge: BOP Hasn’t Complied with Order to Address Coronavirus at Ohio Federal Prison - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judge: Elkton Prison Must Begin Inmate Release - Canton Repository

Coronavirus Is Forcing Parents of Kids in Foster Care to Go Months without Visits - Vice News

Court Throws out Major Literacy Ruling in Detroit Schools - Associated Press


MAY 19, 2020

Ohio School District Appeals over Training Hours for Armed School Staff - Associated Press

Tech Tuesday: Online Court - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

Man Who Confessed to Killing Inmate Gets Death Penalty - Cincinnati Enquirer

Order in the Court: Wear Masks - Youngstown Vindicator

Courthouse Reopening Mulled - Martins Ferry Times Leader

Elyria Municipal Court Closes to Public after Employee Contracts Coronavirus - Lorain Morning Journal

Mahoning Co. Judge Says Families May Be Scared to Adopt for Risk of Getting COVID-19 - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Franklin County Now Offering Virtual Marriage Licenses - Columbus WCMH-TV

Franklin County Eyes $1.5 Million in Building Upgrades for COVID-19 Protections - Columbus Dispatch

Coronavirus Clampdown Sets up Legal Fight for Third-Party Candidates’ and Initiatives’ Ballot Access - Akron Beacon Journal

Yost Says Federal Judge Overstepped Authority in Keeping Flynn Case Alive - Columbus Dispatch

Governors Face Mounting Court Challenges over Coronavirus Lockdown Orders - Fox News

We Have No Idea How Many People in Prison Actually Have COVID-19 - Slate

Jimmy Dimora Cites Paul Manafort in Bid for Release from Elkton Prison - Cleveland WKYC-TV

ONU Professor’s Research Referenced in SCOTUS Case - Lima Hometown Stations

Texas Tries a Pandemic First: A Jury Trial by Zoom - Reuters

Missouri Execution Would Be First Since Pandemic Began - Associated Press


MAY 18, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court: Law School Grads Can Begin Careers without Bar Exam - Associated Press

Law School Graduates Can Apply for Temporary Supervised Practice - Highland County Press

Takeover of Academically Distressed School Districts Ruled Constitutional - Highland County Press

Historic Oath: Attorneys Admitted in Online Ceremony - Highland County Press

Official: Madison Schools’ Arming Teachers Case Will Have Impact Across Ohio - Hamilton Journal-News

Halliday Appointed to Fill Judge Seat - Marietta Times

Ohio Justice System Grapples with Bringing Back Jury Trials - IdeaStream

Wheels of Justice Still Turn During Pandemic - Washington Court House Record Herald

COVID-19 Case Forces Closure of Elyria Municipal Court - Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Lawrence County Jury Trials Moving to Offsite Courtrooms - Huntington (WV) WOWK-TV

Pike Co. Sheriff, Face of Mass-Murder Investigation, Accused of Misappropriating Funds: Update - Cleveland Plain Dealer

In a Letter to the Newspaper, He Confessed to Killing a Prisoner. Now, He Faces the Death Penalty - Cincinnati Enquirer

Is New Designer Opioid Causing Overdose Deaths in Ohio? - Cincinnati Enquirer

Eastern Ohio Prison New Coronavirus Hot Spot As State Scales Back Testing - Columbus Dispatch

Coronavirus Outbreak in Marion Prisons Leaves Residents Scared for Those Who Work Behind Bars - Cleveland Plain Dealer

11 More ICE Detainees with Coronavirus Released from Ohio Jail - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Legal-Ease: Are Quarantine and Vaccination Orders Constitutional? - Lima News Guest Column

‘Delusional’ Martin Shkreli Denied Prison Release by Judge - Associated Press

Will the Coronavirus Make Us Rethink Mass Incarceration? - New Yorker


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