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April 14, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Arguments over whether State Historical Society Can Take over Golf Course Built on Ancient Earthworks -

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Eminent Domain Appeal for Country Club Near Newark Mounds - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

Country Club Fighting to Keep Leasing Ancient Earthworks Site Used for Golf Course among This Week’s Ohio Supreme Court Cases - Highland County Press

Moundbuilders, Ohio History Connection Make Case to Ohio Supreme Court - Newark Advocate

Board: Reprimand Lorain County Attorney for Behavior in 2020 Cuyahoga County Case - Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

When Can You Actually Be Fined? Big Question Facing Ohio Supreme Court in New Miami Cameras Case - Hamilton Journal-News

First Amendment Rights Shouldn’t Be Just for America’s Legal System - Washington Times Guest Opinion

Changes Being Made to How No-Contact Orders Are Handled in Domestic Violence Cases - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Online Eviction Hearings to Be Available in Hamilton County as Part of Pilot Program - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Sets Bond at $1 Million for Accused Ohio Drug Ring Leader - Columbus WSYX-TV

Defendant in Rowan Sweeney Case Arraigned on Superseding Indictment - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Ohio AG to Probe Allegations against Columbus Zoo Ex-Execs - Associated Press

Harrison CIC, Commissioners Hope to Avoid Court Battle - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Bellefontaine Council Creates Two Full-Time Positions at the Municipal Court - Bellefontaine WPKO-TV

Zoom Court Is Changing How Justice Is Served - The Atlantic

Senate Bill 95 Would End Toxic Ohio Practice of Letting Utilities Keep Wrongly Charged Rates: Editorial - Editorial

Judges Cite Holocaust, Eugenics in Divided Ruling Allowing Ohio to Enforce Down Syndrome Abortion Ban - Cincinnati Enquirer

Appeals Court Upholds Ohio’s Down Syndrome Abortion Law in Case with Supreme Court Implications - CNN

Divided Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ohio Law Banning Down Syndrome Abortions -

Originalism in the Lower Courts in Sixth Circuit Abortion Case -

Maryland Bans Sentencing Children to Life without Parole - The Appeal

Judges Are Split on How Seriously to Take John Roberts’ Abortion Opinion - CNN


April 13, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Debate over Ancient Earthworks Access - Associated Press

Ohio High Court Hears Country Club’s Bid to Stay on Ancient Tribal Site - Courthouse News Service

A Push to Move the Golf Course atop a Native American ‘Stonehenge’ - New York Times

Ohio Supreme Court Allows $3.5M New Miami Speed Camera Case to Keep Rolling - Hamilton Journal-News

State Board Recommends Discipline for Lawyer Who Got Bart Simpson-esque Punishment after Cuyahoga County Trial Stunt -

Family of Slain Woman Fights to Keep Killer Behind Bars for Life - Medina Gazette

Lawsuit: Ohio Prison Officials Wrongly Diverted Inmates’ COVID-19 Stimulus Payments to Pay Fees, Fines -

Lawyers in University Hospitals’ Fertility Case Clash over Filing of Former Lab Director’s Stinging Affidavit -

Ohio Judge Slams an Illegal Waste Dumper with a $1.5M Fine - Huntington (WV) WOWK-TV

Alves, Charged in Lima Murders, Waives Right to Speedy Trial - Lima News

Akron Court Piloting New Online Mediation Program - Akron Beacon Journal

Promoting Recovery by Reducing Recidivism - Sandusky Register

Aid Available to Those Facing Possible Evictions in Guernsey County - Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Butler County to Get $2.5 Million for Housing Prisoners in County Jail - Hamilton Journal-News

Lawmakers Debate Who Should Benefit from Sports Betting - Toledo Blade

Bill Would Ban Smoking When Young Child in Car - Akron Legal News

Explainer: The Law and Science behind the CDC’s Eviction Ban - ABC News

The Language Project - The Marshall Project

Federal Judicial Vacancy Count Released for April 1 - Ballotpedia News


April 12, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Outlines Dominion Voting Machine Dispute Schedule - Canton Repository

Seneca County Mom’s Drug Possession Case Coming before Ohio Supreme Court - Ohio Capital Journal

Faced with the Loss of Her Twin Boys, She Asked for a Lawyer - and Was Refused. Her Case Changed the Law in Ohio - Washington Post

The Ohio Supreme Court Looks for Bail Reform - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Sandusky County: Sexual Conduct Convictions Upheld - Millbury Press

Man Convicted of Making Bomb Threats in 2014 to Have Expungement Hearing - Port Clinton News Herald

Jake Wagner Returns to Court for Pike County Massacre Charges - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

‘You Put This Entire County in a Panic’: Man Who Triggered Bomb Threat at Nuclear Plant Faces Creative Lake County Judge - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Jury Selection Begins for Canfield Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Mother of Lakewood Man Killed by Accused Drunk Driver Said Victims Were ‘Bright Lights in a World that Can Be Really Dark’ -

Boyfriend of Middletown Woman Accused of Killing Son due in Court Today. Will Trial Be Delayed? - Hamilton Journal-News

Grant Will Provide New Tech for Niles Court - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Judge Works to Offer Services to Defendants with Severe Mental Health Disorders - Toledo Blade

Legal Aid Sees Surge in Clients Fighting for Unemployment Benefits due to Pandemic - Columbus Dispatch

DeWine Postpones Execution of Inmate Convicted in ‘Buried Alive’ Murder - Toledo Blade

Family Worries New Law Paves a Road out of Prison for Convicted Killer of 98-Year-Old Woman - Cleveland WEWS-TV

How and How Much Will My Attorney Charge Me? - Lima News Guest Column

Biden Creating Commission to Study Expanding the Supreme Court - New York Times


April 9, 2021

Court Delays Execution of Inmate Who Slipped through Cracks - Associated Press

Supreme Court Rules against Plain Township in Public Records Case - Canton Repository

What’s on Their Minds: Evidentiary Requirements to Testify as an Expert in a Medical Claim. Mark Johnson, Individually and as Guardian of David Johnson, an Incompetent, Glenda Johnson and Gary Johnson v. Anthony Abdullah, M.D. - Legally Speaking Ohio

Veterans Board Slams County Commissioners over Service Fund - Lorain Morning Journal

Reproductive Justice Attorney Added to Lexington Woman’s Representation in Heath Abortion Case - Newark Advocate

Woman Who Stabbed Former Boyfriend Gets Prison Term - Lima News

Parma Father Accused of Beating Son to Death Pleads Not Guilty to Aggravated Murder, Other Charges -

Judge Orders Treatment for Man Accused in Mount Carmel Vandalism - Youngstown Vindicator

Civil Suit against Norwalk Dismissed - Norwalk Reflector

Lawsuit Filed against the City of Cleveland Challenging Pandemic Law Allowing Cities to Tax People Working Remotely - Cincinnati WKYC-TV

Legal Careers, from the Classroom to the Bench - Youngstown Business Journal

Cleveland Protesters Say Father Lives Matter in Demand for Change in Child and Family Services - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Iowa Supreme Court Will Seek to Maintain Nonpartisan Redistricting Process if State Misses Deadline - Des Moines (IA) Register

Biden’s Treasury Has $50 Billion to Give to Renters, but Court Rulings Put Millions at Risk of Eviction Before It Gets to Them - Business Insider

Court Hears Arguments for, against Paying Athletes - Delaware Gazette Guest Column


April 8, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Permanently Disbars Teacher-Turned-Attorney Who Admitted to Sexual Relationships with Students - Willoughby News-Herald

Ohio Judge Rails against Mask Mandates in Non-Binding Ashland Co. Court Order - Columbus WSYX-TV

Ashland Judge Dismisses Cattlemans Mask Case, Warns against More Shutdown Attempts - Ashland Times-Gazette

Judge Temporarily Blocks Ohio’s Telemedicine Abortion Ban -

Working Mom Accused of Leaving Kids in Liberty Hotel Asks Judge for More Time to Develop Case - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Chase Suspect’s Charges Bound over to Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Parole Board Allows Release for Lima Woman Charged in Daughter’s Death - Lima News

Lima-Area Sexual Assaults Climb During Pandemic - Lima News

In-Depth: Too Many Northeast Ohio Tenants Aren’t Seeking Rent Help - Cleveland WEWS-TV

The $50 Billion Race to Save America’s Renters from Eviction - Washington Post

Ohio GOP Lawmakers Want to Protect Those Refusing COVID-19 Shot from Discrimination - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Appeal Filed after Dismissal of Court Case Alleging Abuse at Portage County Jail - Kent Record-Courier

Euclid Settles Lawsuit for $450,000 Over Violent Traffic Stop with Officers -

Judge Nears Decision on Request for Changes following Columbus Police Response to Protests - Columbus Dispatch

After Spending 44 Years in Prison for a Crime He Didn’t Commit, This Man Says His Life Is Worth More than $750,000 - CNN


April 7, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court’s New Bail Rules Bring Justice for All a Much-Needed Step Closer - Editorial

Ohio Supreme Court Approves Rule Changes that Further Expand Bail Reform - Akron Legal News

Oral Argument Preview: Good Faith in the Eminent Domain Context. State ex rel. Ohio History Connection v. The Moundbuilders Country Club Company and Park National Bank - Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds LaRose Decision on Sharon Sweda - Lorain Morning Journal

Ohio Supreme Court Backs LaRose on Rejecting Lorain County BOE Pick - IdeaStream

In Deposition, Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Defends Rejection of Summit County GOP Chair from Elections Board -

Court Adopts Updated Protection Order Forms - Morgan County Herald

70 School Districts Preparing to Sue Ohio over Private School Vouchers -

Court Ruling: Ohio Restrictions on Traffic Cameras Are ‘Unconstitutional’ - Hamilton Journal-News

ODH Broke State Public Records Law by Not Releasing Nursing Home COVID-19 Deaths, Special Master Rules - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Prosecution Recommends Prison Sentence for Marion Judge Jason Warner and His Wife - Marion Star

Ashland Judge Blocks Enforcement of Face Mask Order - Toledo Blade

Grand Jury Indicts Parma Father Accused of Beating 5-Year-Old Son to Death with Baseball Bat -

New User Hub at Makes it Easier to Fill out Complex Legal Forms -

Akron Seeks to Help Renters with ‘Pay-to-Stay,’ Source-of-Income Discrimination Laws -

Bill Seeks to End ‘Dark Money’ Spending in Ohio Elections - Ohio Capital Journal

Bail Project Employee Files Lawsuit against Cleveland, Police Officers Who Arrested Him for Curfew Violations after Protests May 30 -

Former Cincinnati Mayoral Candidate Charged in COVID-19 Fraud Scheme, Court Docs Show - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Federal COVID-19 Insurance Decision Ignore State Law - Law360

Pharmacies Face Peril without Opioid Settlements, Judge Says - Bloomberg


April 6, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Secretary of State’s Rejection to Lorain County Board of Elections - Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Stark County Board of Elections Files Lawsuit in Dominion Voting Machine Dispute - Canton Repository

Oral Argument Preview: Can a Judge Use a Defendant’s Outbursts in Court to Increase his Sentence? State of Ohio v. Manson M. Bryant - Legally Speaking Ohio

Advocate Weighs in on Big Changes Coming to Ohio’s Bail System - Cleveland WEWS-TV

How a Powerful State Law Blocks Ohio Cities from Gun Regulation - Ohio Capital Journal

Women’s History Month: Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor - Spectrum News

Daily Distraction: Walk the Grounds of Newark’s Octagon Earthworks - Columbus Alive

Court Sides with Dayton, Says Ohio Restrictions on Traffic Cameras Are ‘Unconstitutional’ - Dayton Daily News

Billy Wagner Returns to Court for a Hearing in Pike County Massacre Case - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

‘Free Speech Was Not Chilled; It Was Frozen’: Judge Says Cincinnati Mayor Restricted Speech during Protests - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Reed Requests Visiting Judge to Cover Hardesty Residency Case - Lima Hometown Stations

Health Care Giant Centene Fires back against Ohio Lawsuit Alleging Double-Dipping by PBMs - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Temporarily Blocks Ohio’s Enforcement of Fetal Remains Abortion Law -

Woman Accused of ‘April Fools Joke’ at Navistar Could Face a Year in Prison if Found Guilty - Dayton WHIO-TV

Governor DeWine Appoints Garcia Helmick to Hamilton County Municipal Court - Highland County Press

Jailhouse Lawyer Johnnie Cook is Fighting for Pandemic Justice -

Proposed Laws Would Support Struggling Akron Renters Facing Eviction - Akron Beacon Journal

Is Mark Miller a Citizen Activist or ‘Nuisance?’ The Man Behind Headline-Making Legal Challenges Says He’s Happy to ‘Piss People off.’ - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pandemic May Give Everyone More Time to File Lawsuits - Courthouse News Service

Gorsuch, Alito Balk as Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case about Workplace Religious Accommodations - USA Today


April 5, 2021

Mineral Rights Preserved by Reference to Specific, Identifiable Reservation - Highland County Press

What’s on Their Minds: Anonymous Tipster or Citizen Informant? State of Ohio v. Sherry Tidwell - Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Investigating Complaint of Misconduct against Greene County Judge - Dayton Daily News

Be Honest on Ballot about Judges’ Political Parties - Warren Tribune Chronicle Guest Column

Shellabarger Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter - Lima News

State, Defense Rest in Shellabarger Murder Case - Lima News

Warren County Judge Allows a Rarity for the Area: Jury Members Ask Their Own Questions - Dayton Daily News

With Summit County Trials Resuming, Here’s What Jurors Should Expect - Akron Beacon Journal

‘The Exact Wrong Time’: Evictions Resume as Pandemic-Triggered Mortarium Is Put in Doubt - Cincinnati Enquirer

Hamilton County Leaders Protest Court’s Decision to Resume Evictions despite Pandemic - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Appoints Susan Steinhauer to Summit County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division -

County Court Gets New Home - Youngstown Vindicator

ACLU: Long Stays in Franklin County Jail before Case Is Resolved Can Make Conviction More Likely - Columbus Dispatch

UD Law School Jumps 22 Spots in Rankings - Dayton Daily News

Ohio’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Takes Effect Tuesday. Here’s What You Need to Know - Columbus Dispatch

Kennedy Desk on Display at Lucas County Courthouse - Toledo Blade

Iowa Governor Signs ‘Constitutional Carry’ into Law - Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette


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