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MARCH 25, 2019

Supreme Court Rejects Bid for Juvenile Hearing by Man in Mid-20sAkron Legal News

Question Raised about Whether Prior Nonconsensual Sex Can Be Addressed in Rape TrialsAkron Legal News

Prosecutor Wants Execution Date for 1996 Ohio Prison KillingAssociated Press

Concussion Ruling Could Deliver Big HitCincinnati Enquirer Opinion Column

Drop the Camera Grudge, ColumbusToledo Blade Editorial

Reform Bail LawsToledo Blade Editorial

After Favorable Court Ruling, State Cutting off Funding to Planned ParenthoodColumbus Dispatch

Suspect in Family of 8 Slayings Seeks Solitary ConfinementAssociated Press

Drug Cases Dominate Felonies Filed in Municipal CourtNorwalk Reflector

Women Judges Make a Difference, Mary Margaret Rowlands SaysAkron Beacon Journal

8 Veterans Honored for Volunteer Peer MentoringMansfield News Journal

Lawmakers to Unveil Proposed Overhaul of Ohio School FundingCincinnati WCPO-TV

Akron Father, Daughter Attend Law School and Take Bar Exam TogetherAkron Beacon Journal

Three Middletown Employees Honored for Battling Drunken DrivingMiddletown Journal-News

Richland County Authorities Warn of Scam Letters that Threaten Court JudgmentMansfield News Journal

Text Me: How Messaging Is Helping People Avoid JailLaw360

Will Congress Heed Trump’s Call to Nix Legal Aid Funder?Law360


MARCH 22, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Declines to Hear Former Akron Police Captain’s AppealAkron Beacon Journal

DeWine Appoints Frederick Nelson to Replace Tim Horton on Appellate CourtColumbus Dispatch

Judge Rules Evidence Is Admissible in Bellevue Murder CaseNorwalk Reflector

Felony Sealed in Case of Accidental Firearm DischargeLima News

Southern District Court Report Says New Cases Fell in 2018New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Judge Leads Local Team during Southeastern Ohio Panel PresentationCoshocton Beacon Today

Portage Judge Seeks Intervention Program instead of Jail TimeAkron Beacon Journal

Stow Law Director Is New Clerk of CourtsAkron Legal News

Equality Ohio Opens Free Legal Clinic Specializing in LGBTQ IssuesAkron Legal News

Judge Blocks Part of Ohio’s New Abortion Ban for 2 WeeksAssociated Press

The Case for Expunging Criminal RecordsNew York Times

‘There’s a Very Different Environment in the Legislature Now’: Time May Be Ripe for Criminal Justice ReformTulsa World

Supreme Court to Hear Whether ‘DC Sniper’ Lee Boyd Malvo Deserves New SentencingThe Root

Death Blow to Partisan Gerrymandering? Supreme Court Has a Chance to Make All Votes CountUSA Today Opinion


MARCH 21, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends License of Columbus LawyerColumbus WOSU Public Radio

Former Youngstown Mayor McNally Seeks Reinstatement of Law LicenseYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Considers Rule Change to Allow Practice While Lawyers Wait to “Waive In”Lexology

High Court Judge Opens up during Local VisitNew Philadelphia WJER-TV

An Ohio Court is Being Asked to Clarify When Life Begins in Lost Embryo CaseCNN

Appeals Court Rules against Akron Man Sentenced to Death for Murdering Estranged GirlfriendAkron Beacon Journal

9th District Appellate Court Reverses Sexual Battery VerdictAkron Legal News

Woman Charged in Massacre Probe Wants Charges DismissedAssociated Press

Judge Extends Octagon Earthworks Hearing until AprilColumbus Dispatch

Federal Judge to Mediate Lawsuits about Ohio State DoctorAssociated Press

Youngstown Muni Court Starts Pretrial Services ProgramAkron Legal News

Tougher Punishment for Drug Dealing Near Rehab Centers Gets Broad SupportColumbus Dispatch

State Lawmaker Proposes Bills to Limit Traffic CamerasCleveland WJW-TV

Crime Survivors Lobby Lawmakers for Reform, More AssistanceColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Chastises Judge over Death PenaltyColumbus Dispatch

Akron Law Firm, Legal Aid Co-Hosting Free Legal ClinicAkron Legal News

Trapped and Trafficked: One Town’s Dark SecretCincinnati Enquirer

How and Why the Enquirer Investigated Allegations of Sex Trafficking in PortsmouthCincinnati Enquirer

Justice Clarence Thomas Asked a Question for the First Time in 3 years – Here’s WhyCNN

The ‘Enigma’ Who Is the Chief Justice of the United StatesNew York Times


MARCH 20, 2019

Lawyer for Slain ‘Pill Mill’ Doctor Suspended from Practice of LawColumbus Dispatch

Bill Proposed to End State Takeovers of Schools in OhioCleveland WKYC-TV

Ralph Infante Appeal to be Heard in AkronWarren Tribune Chronicle

Angela Wagner to Return to Court for the Rhoden Family MurdersCincinnati WKRC-TV

Convicted Felon’s Obscenity-Filled Rant to Ohio Judge Leads to Longer Prison SentenceTribune Media

Robert A. NaderYoungstown Vindicator Obituary

Ex-Judge Guilty of Concealing Stolen AssetsYoungstown Vindicator

New Philadelphia Municipal Court Sees Slight Increase in Cases in 2018New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Franklin County to Help Drivers Regain Suspended Licenses at WorkshopsColumbus Dispatch

Federal Judge Says Former U.S. Attorney, BakerHostetler Can’t Defend Drug Company from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County’s Opioid LawsuitsCleveland Plain Dealer

‘Lake Erie’ and Ohio Residents File Court Motions to Defend Rights of LakeNorwalk Reflector

Northwestern Football Alum Hits NCAA with Concussion SuitLaw360

After Six Trials for 1996 Killings, Mississippi Man’s Case Goes to the Supreme CourtMississippi Clarion Ledger

The U.S. Supreme Court Can and Should Strike Down Gerrymandering as Illegal and Unconstitutional in Two Cases Pending before ItCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Technology and the Fourth AmendmentNational Review


MARCH 19, 2019

What’s on Their Minds: Construing Ohio’s Construction Statute of Repose. New Riegel Local School District Board of Education et al. v. The Buehrer Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc., et al.Legally Speaking Ohio

Oral Argument Preview: Does Ohio’s Rape Shield Statute Bar Evidence of Prior Sexual Abuse Suffered by Victim? State of Ohio v. Cedric N. JeffriesLegally Speaking Ohio

Other Townships Could Seek Funds in Butler County Annexation FightHamilton Journal-News

Penalty for Toledo’s Traffic Cameras Stripped from State Transportation BudgetToledo Blade

Youngstown Board Files Reply in HB70 Case; Oral Arguments NextElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart Talks about the Death Penalty, Bail Bond Reform, EfficiencyNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Appeals Court Rebukes Warren County Judge Who Denied Trans Teen’s Name ChangePrizm News

Lake County Man Gets 6 Years Added to Sentence for Obscenity-Laced Rant that You Wouldn’t Want Your Grandmother to HearCleveland WOIO-TV

Surgeon Avoids Prison in Drunk-Driving Crash that Injured Pro Golfer, Former Columbus Blue JacketColumbus WBNS-TV

Ottawa County Program Gives Imperfect Parents HOPEPort Clinton News Herald

Juvenile Court Launches Program for Parents of Troubled YouthPaulding Progress

Friends Describe Judge Robert Nader as the ‘Ultimate Public Official’Warren Tribune Chronicle

Prosecutor Running for Conneaut JudgeAshtabula Star Beacon Files against Cuyahoga County in Ohio Court of Claims after Denial of Records, Videos for Seven Use-of-Force Cases against InmatesCleveland Plain Dealer

Columbus’ Rarely Used Ethnic-Intimidation Charge to Face Constitutional ChallengeColumbus Dispatch

Columbus Suing State over Bill Changing Burden of Proof in Self-Defense CasesColumbus Dispatch

Former Summit County Councilwoman Doing Time for Corruption Loses AppealCleveland Plain Dealer

High Court Won’t Review Ohio Toxic Tort Class CertificationLaw360


MARCH 18, 2019

Wayne Township Residents Can Contest Zoning Change at Ballot BoxAkron Legal News

Public Comment Period Opens on Change to Out-of-State-Attorney Admission RuleAkron Legal News

Meeting with the YouthIronton Tribune

Tom Weeks, Longtime Advocate for Columbus’ Poor, Has Retired from Legal AidColumbus Dispatch

State Money to Hire Lawyers for Poor Ohioans Could Hit Record Levels: Gov. Mike DeWine’s BudgetCleveland Plain Dealer

Make the Right to Indigent Defense Counsel a Functioning Reality in OhioCleveland Plain Dealer Opinion

3rd District Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments at ONU LawOhio Northern University

Rhoden Murder Pretrials Begin again WednesdayPortsmouth Daily Times

Rhoden Family Massacre: Fredericka Wagner Wants Charges DismissedCincinnati Enquirer

Wagner Family Matriarch Asks Judge to Dismiss Perjury, Obstruction ChargesCincinnati WKRC-TV

Cincinnati Judge to Mediate Ohio State Sexual Abuse LawsuitsColumbus WOSU Radio

Burnworth Called Back to Judge’s BenchParkersburg (WV) News and Sentinel

Grants Addressing Visible Reminders for Trafficking SurvivorsNorwalk Reflector

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Takes Pharmacy Benefit Manager OptumRX to CourtColumbus Dispatch

DeWine Not Sure Ohio Can Come up with a Constitutional Execution MethodColumbus Dispatch

Judge Tosses Ohio's Lawsuit against Gas Pipeline DeveloperWeirton Daily Times

Methadone Helped Her Quit Heroin. Now She’s Suing U.S. Prisons to Allow the Treatment.New York Times

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See ItThe Atlantic


MARCH 15, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Visits Chesapeake High SchoolIronton Tribune

Judge Capper Selected to Attend Opioid Workshop in ColumbusIronton Tribune

Canton Man Charged with 10th OVI Offense Following Crash in Wayne CountyMansfield News Journal

Millions are on the Line for 33,000 People as the Butler County Speed Camera Lawsuit Closes in on a DecisionDayton Daily News

Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Agree on Firm to Lead Planning for Justice Center Replacement or RenovationCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Municipal Court Launches Hotline to Get Drivers on the Right Side of the LawCleveland WEWS-TV

Judge Goldsberry Honored by State Bar Association for 50 Years of ServiceAthens Messenger

Judges Look for Mental Health Solutions in NW OhioWest Bend News

SB Continues Welcome Shift in State Drug-Sentencing PolicyColumbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Justified Not Raising Wages for Jail Nurses with Study That Only Looked at Entry-Level PayCleveland Plain Dealer

Texts by Public Officials are Public Documents in Ohio, Court Concludes in Enquirer CaseCincinnati Enquirer

How Hamilton’s Move to Sue Drug Retailers Fits into a Giant National Opioid LawsuitDayton Daily News

Raising Middle Finger at Police = Free Speech, a Federal Appeals Court in Cincinnati RulesCincinnati Enquirer

The Death Penalty Makes a Mockery of Our Justice System. Abolish It.Washington Post Column


MARCH 14, 2019

Judge: Landowners Don't Have to Let Seneca Wind Farm Company on PropertyToledo Blade

Judge Orders Andrew Mitchell Be Held without BondAssociated Press

Tuscarawas County to Pay off Loan Early on Uhrichsville Court BuildingNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Cities Fight Back Against Traffic Cam Restrictions in New State Transportation BudgetKent WKSU Radio

Cuyahoga County Regional Human Trafficking Task Force Recovered 85 Victims since Its Inception, County SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Marion Officials Exploring Options to Relieve Overcrowded JailMarion Star

Mike DeWine Orders Examination of State Jail Inspections after Wide Discrepancies in Cuyahoga County Jail ReportsCleveland Plain Dealer

Government Glows amid Full ‘Sunshine’Canton Repository Editorial

Judges Aren’t Nonpartisan, So Ballots Shouldn’t Be, EitherColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Judge Rice Vows to Keep Working as Dayton Federal Building Takes His NameDayton Daily News

Judge Rice Presented with Copy of Law to Rename Federal Building in His HonorDayton WKEF-TV

Ohio’s Congressional Map in Hands of Federal JudgesAssociated Press

Ohio Seeks Lethal Injection Alternatives after Ruling from Federal JudgeThe Takeaway

Decision on Mediator in Ohio State Lawsuits Left to CourtAssociated Press


MARCH 13, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Declines to Stop Warren County ReferendumDayton Daily News

Sealed Records Expand HopeAkron Legal News

Judge Grants Transgender Name Change after Stern Words from Appeals CourtCincinnati Enquirer

Stark Judge Tosses Rover Pipeline LawsuitCanton Repository

Marion Council, Municipal Judge Spar Over $100k Budget CutMarion Star

Court Programs May Be Reducing OD Numbers in Lawrence CountyHuntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

DeWine Lauds Mahoning Drug CourtYoungstown Vindicator

DeWine Seeks to Create More Drug Courts, Other Specialty CourtsSandusky Register

DeWine Calls for 30 New Drug Courts in OhioStatehouse News Bureau

Renovated Kent Courthouse Open for Business – Akron Legal News

Cleveland Housing Court Would Become More Powerful under New LegislationCleveland Plain Dealer

Columbus City Attorney Dropping Charges Filed by Indicted Vice OfficerColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Lawmakers Try Again to Restrict Red Light CamerasColumbus WOSU Radio

Cincinnati City Hall Texting Case Might Prod Change in Ohio LawCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Doesn't Have a Law Against Shackling Pregnant Inmates. Lawmakers Want to Change That.Cincinnati Enquirer

Is Ohio Using Subterfuge to Obtain Its Execution Drugs?Columbus Dispatch

Federal Court Accepts Counties’ Amicus Brief Regarding Congressional RedistrictingWilloughby News-Herald

The Supreme Court Resuscitates the Eighth AmendmentThe Atlantic


MARCH 12, 2019

Bryan City Schools Appeals to Supreme Court in Whistle-Blower CaseThe Bryan Times

What’s on Their Minds: Can Ex-Employee Sue the County for Intentional Tort Claim Filed after Termination? Marcella King Piazza v. Cuyahoga County, et al.Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio High Court Reinstates Atty Who Harassed Paralegal - Law360

Bill Would Stop State Takeover of More School DistrictsAssociated Press

Allen County’s First-Ever Volunteer Guardian Ready to Help Those in NeedLima News

Appeals Court Says County Judge Wrongly Denied Name Change to Transgender TeenAssociated Press

Taco Bell Fracas Case Reversed by 9th DistrictAkron Legal News

Judge Denies Seneca Wind’s Request for Preliminary InjunctionTiffin Advertiser-Tribune

Lorain Judge Walther Appointed to National Opioid Task ForceLorain Morning Journal

Judge Jaiza Page Youngest Sitting Judge in the Franklin County Court of Common PleasColumbus WCMH-TV

Memorial to Be Held for Judge William R. BairdAkron Legal News

Morgan Sworn in as Mahoning County’s Newest JudgeYoungstown WKBN-TV

Gov. DeWine to Visit Mahoning County Drug CourtYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Back to Issue 1, or Better Drug Sentencing through Legislation - Akron Beacon Journal Editorial

Legislative Leader Says He’s Willing to Discuss Changing Ohio’s Execution MethodCleveland Plain Dealer

Task Force Nears 800 Indictments from Rape Kit ProbesAssociated Press


MARCH 11, 2019

City Might Owe Township Tax Payments, but Court Will Not Order ItAkron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Green Springs FD Death CaseFremont News-Messenger

Streetsboro, the Shelly Co. in High Court This Month - Ravenna Record-Courier

Jury Finds Columbus Man Guilty of Major Drug Offenses in Muskingum CountyZanesville Y-City News

Traffic Cameras in Legislature’s Crosshairs, AgainCleveland Plain Dealer

City to Align with State Tax Changes, Despite LawsuitAthens News

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Addresses Versailles StudentsGreenville Daily Advocate

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Highlights First AmendmentMassillon Independent

Appeals Court: Judge’s Denial of Transgender Name Change ‘Unconscionable’Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Government Transparency Partly Cloudy as Annual Sunshine Week CommemoratedColumbus Dispatch

Murder Defendant Explains Choice to Skip AttorneyAkron Beacon Journal

The Terror of Joe Jurevicius Raises Unavoidable QuestionsCleveland Plain Dealer Column

DeWine to Discuss Mahoning County Drug Courts ProposalYoungstown WKBN-TV

Veterans Court Bill Advanced - Martins Ferry Times Leader

JRC Hosts Judges, Legislators at LuncheonDefiance Crescent-News

Judge Julie Lynch’s Party Switch a Rarity, Not Likely to Spur Other DefectionsColumbus Dispatch

Juvenile Centers Try to Reach Young Felons Before They Become Hardened CriminalsBG Independent Media

Reducing Collateral Sanctions as Part of Ohio Criminal-Justice Reform Would Be a Boon to Employers, TooCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Opinion

Free Speech at Center of Panhandling IssueMassillon Independent

Column: Pause Ohio’s Death Penalty to Make It More Humane, FairColumbus Dispatch, Bob Taft Guest Column

While Reporting Is Up, Sex Crimes Remain Difficult to ProsecuteToledo Blade

Dayton Cut Overdose Deaths in Half — and Learned These Lessons to Prevent Another CrisisDayton Daily News

3 Things I Learned Covering the Opioid Crisis in DaytonDayton Daily News Column

Can Police Force You to Reveal Your Cell Phone Passcode? Indiana Supreme Court Will DecideIndianapolis WTHR-TV


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