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APRIL 24, 2014

Top Court Will Hear Appeal of Teen’s 112-Year Prison TermYoungstown Vindicator

State’s Appeal of Bays Case Rejected By Ohio Supreme CourtAshland Times Gazette

Man Who Tried to Record His Stepdaughter Taking a Shower Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Appeal from Man Who Asked for DNA Expert in Laptop Theft Case Columbus Daily Reporter

Burglar Loses to Appeal for Shorter Prison SentenceColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Finds No Evidence to Overturn Armed Robbery ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Death-Row Inmate to Argue for Clemency Before Ohio Parole BoardCleveland Plain Dealer

Traditional Foes Back Mercy for Condemned KillerAssociated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Helps Out VWHS StudentsVan Wert Independent

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Advises VWHS StudentsVan Wert Times Bulletin

Centerville Lawyer Appointed to Kettering BenchDayton Business Journal

Judge Candidates Debate Future at ForumAthens Messenger

Prosecutor’s Office Adds New AttorneyMansfield News Journal

Peregrine Falcons Are Back at CourthouseFremont News Messenger

Suspect in Trumbull County Jail Hostage Crisis Facing Death Penalty CaseYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Geauga County Bar Association Plans Law Day ProgramWilloughby News Herald

Lawyers Use High Court Petition to Highlight Prosecutorial MisconductCleveland WCPN-Radio

No Need for Truth Panels to Police Campaign SpeechWashington Times Guest Editorial

Sonia Sotomayor Gets it Right in Michigan Affirmative Action DissentLos Angeles Times Editorial


APRIL 23, 2014

Ex-Ohio Cop Freed in Killing Can Stay Free for NowAssociated Press

Court Rules Man Who Robbed, Shot Brothers Must Serve Post-Release ControlColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Murdered Two During Convenience Store Robbery Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

OSU Settles With Student Hit By BusAssociated Press

Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in Win for FTCWall Street Journal

Prosecutors Denounce Death Penalty Task Force’s RecommendationsColumbus Dispatch

Execution Panel Labeled ‘Off Course’Toledo Blade

Critics: Supreme Court Task Force’s Death Penalty Recommendations Would Create Legal ‘Nightmares’Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Justice Speaks at Ashbrook Lunch on Power of State Supreme CourtAshland Times Gazette

Judge Says Officers’ Presence ‘Attempt to Intimidate the Court’Hillsboro Times Gazette

Judge’s Race Sparks ControversyYoungstown WKBN-TV

Three Lawyers Seek Open Common Pleas BenchSteubenville Herald Star

Justices Question Constitutionality of Banning Lies in CampaignsColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Law Criticized By High CourtAssociated Press

Supreme Court Tosses $3.4 Million Award to Child Porn VictimAssociated Press

Affirmative-Action Rulings at the Supreme Court: A TimelineWall Street Journal

Supreme Court Takes a Skeptical Look at Aereo’s Copyright-Free TV TechnologyColumbus Business First


APRIL 22, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence of Killer Condemned to Die 3 TimesAssociated Press

Justices Put Sheriff Zach Scott Back on BallotColumbus Dispatch

Conviction Stands for Man Involved in Gun BattleColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Rapist’s Conviction Was Supported By Credible EvidenceColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Convicted of Manslaughter Fails to Have Sentenced ReducedColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Reject Appeal from Man Who Robbed Fifth Third BankColumbus Daily Reporter

Capital ChangesToledo Blade Editorial

Cuyahoga Prosecutor Asks for Clemency in Tyler CaseCleveland WKYC-TV

Recognized Names Are On Appeals Court BallotYoungstown Vindicator

Cuyahoga Prosecutor: Unit Will Review Innocence ClaimsCleveland WKYC-TV

Law Enforcement Agencies Participate in Opiate RoundtableChillicothe Gazette

Ohio Attorney General Hosts Drug Abuse Community Forum in Lorain CountyWilloughby News Herald

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Area Man in Child Porn CaseDayton Daily News

Prosecute Political Liars?Newark Advocate Editorial

Why the Supreme Court’s ‘Right to Lie’ Case is Not Really About the ‘Right to Lie’Washington Post Guest Column

Ohio Case is Regulatory OverkillToledo Blade Editorial

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action BanNew York Times

Justices Take Case on Status of Jerusalem in PassportsNew York Times

The Most Overrated Supreme Court JusticeBloomberg View Column

Courthouse Violence Unpredictable Despite SecurityAssociated Press

Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for ClemencyAssociated Press

Legal Minds Eye Quality Control ConvictionsAssociated Press


APRIL 21, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Sets Standard for When a Property’s Sale Price Serves as Appraised ValueCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Removes Himself from Brook Park Councilman’s CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

State Loses Appeal Against Mayor Charged With Coercing VotersColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Bribed Wife to Drop Assault Charges Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Death Sentence Stands for Inmate Scheduled for Execution Next MonthColumbus Daily Reporter

Death Penalty Suggestions DeliberatedMansfield News Journal

Bedford Judge Harry Jacob III Indicted Again By a Cuyahoga County Grand JuryCleveland Plain Dealer

Akron Bar Association to Honor Bankruptcy Judge During Law Week EventsAkron Beacon Journal

3 Democrats Vie for JudgeshipToledo Blade

Stark Commissioners Refuse to Give Shaved Salary Funds Back to Probate CourtAlliance Review

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty Asserts Office Following Policy to Investigate Police Deadly Force Cases and Present to Grand JuriesCleveland Plain Dealer

Prosecutor to Introduce ‘Community Justice’ Initiative TonightAthens News

Study Shows 79 Percent Increase in Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths in Athens CountyAthens News

Ohio Election-Ad Fight to Be Heard By U.S. Supreme CourtColumbus Dispatch

Justice Steven’s Solution for ‘Giant Step in Wrong Direction’New York Times

John Paul Stevens: It’s Okay for Justices to Take Politics Into Account When RetiringWashington Post

What Law Schools Can Teach Colleges About Lowering TuitionTime


APRIL 18, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Overturns Drunken Driving Charge, Says Elyria Court Erred in Dispute Over EvidenceCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Elyria Judge Used Wrong Standard in DUI CaseElyria Chronicle Telegram

Ohio High Court Likely to Hear Warrantless GPS Tracking CaseColumbus WOSU-Radio

Appeals Presented in Ohio Synthetic Marijuana CaseWheeling (W.V.) Intelligencer

Reckless Driver Loses Appeal Despite Jurors Sleeping During VideoColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Robbed Victim at Gunpoint Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Question Leading to Arrest Was Not Subject to Miranda Warnings, Court RulesColumbus Daily Reporter

Condemned Killer Seeks Clemency from KasichColumbus Dispatch

3 Candidates Vie for Trumbull County JudgeshipYoungstown Vindicator

Singleton Honored for Social Justice Law WorkCincinnati Enquirer

New Informational Sites for Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff’s OfficeAthens Messenger

Overdoses Claim More OhioansColumbus Dispatch

Courthouse Attic Documents Date Back to 1800sFremont News Messenger


APRIL 17, 2014

Appeals Court: Breath Test Inadmissible in Drunken Driving CaseMedina Gazette

Court Rejects Appeal from Arsonist Who started Apartment FireColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Murdered Victim During Argument Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Heroin Dealer Nabbed in Police Setup Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Federal Judge Delays Enforcement of Order That Ohio Recognize Same-Sex Marriages from Other StatesCleveland Plain Dealer

Art of the Ohio Supreme CourtColumbus WOSU-Radio

Judge Darrel Bilancini Says Avon Lake Needs Full-Time CourtElyria Chronicle Telegram

Visiting Judge to Handle Move to Oust Brown County CoronerCincinnati Enquirer

Local Government Insider: The Justice League of Ohio…(second story) – Columbus Dispatch Column

Ohio Poverty Law Center Finds Problems in Debt CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

SCOTUS Will Hear Challenge to Ohio Law Banning Campaign


APRIL 16, 2014

Dispute Between Cedar Point Owner, Former Executive, Twists and Turns Its Way Before Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Kalida Teacher/Coach to Be ResentencedLima News

Appellate Court Upholds Convictions of Father Who Sexually Abused His DaughterColumbus Daily Reporter

Frequent Gas Thief Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Justice: Division Over Death Penalty ExpectedAssociated Press

Analyzing Ohio’s Death Penalty ReportColumbus Dispatch Column

Judge Draws Cards to Choose Panel in Capital Murder CaseElyria Chronicle Telegram

Youngstown Man Guilty of Murdering Woman Could Face Death PenaltyYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Richard J. Rinebolt; 1922-2014: Hancock Co. Judge Gave 2nd ChancesToledo Blade

‘Red’ RineboltFindlay Courier Column

Three Attorneys Offered as Belinky’s SuccessorsYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Court Consolidation Talks Causing City-County FrictionZanesville Times Recorder

McNally Retains Lantz as City ProsecutorYoungstown Vindicator

Vorys Law Firm Plans to Move Downtown Cleveland Offices to 200 Public SquareCleveland Plain Dealer

OSU Professor Donald Tobin Named Dean at University of Maryland Law SchoolColumbus Business First

Becker Let Political Bias Supersede JurisprudenceCincinnati Enquirer Letter to the Editor

Supreme Court Ruling Will Mean More Political Ads on Ohio TVAthens WOUB-Radio


APRIL 15, 2014

Appellate Court Rejects Appeal from Man Who Attacked, Raped Ex-GirlfriendColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Was Convicted of Murder 25 Years Ago Loses Yet Another AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Assault Alibi Was ‘Unpersuasive,’ According to Appellate CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages from Other StatesCleveland Plain Dealer

Death Penalty Report is Good Starting PointCanton Repository Editorial

Former County Judge Dies at 91Findlay Courier

Prosecutor Warns Against Jury Duty ScamDayton WKEF-TV

Former PUCO Chief Snitchler Joins McDonald Hopkins Law FirmColumbus Dispatch

Legislation Would Protect Colleges from ‘Double Recoveries’ in LawsuitsColumbus Daily Reporter

Supreme Court Allowing Election Process to Be DestroyedCleveland Plain Dealer Letter to the Editor

The Secrets to a Healthy Law Firm MergerWall Street Journal Column


APRIL 14, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Argument Between Cedar Point Parent Company, Former EmployeeLorain Morning Journal

Veteran Appeals Judge Will Hear Ohio Supreme Court Arguments on Use of Traffic CamerasAssociated Press

Judge to Ohio: Recognize Out-of-State Gay MarriageAssociated Press

Court: City of Akron Did Not Discriminate Against Mentally Ill Fire Dept. LieutenantColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Has Appeal Rejected in Vehicular Homicide CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Had Sex With Minor Who Claimed to Be 18 Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Rejected for Man Who Robbed College StudentsColumbus Daily Reporter

Better ExecutionAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Maumee Municipal Court Celebrates AnniversaryToledo Blade

Arizona’s Early Bar Exam Sitting Attracts 38 HopefulsNational Law Journal

A Gasoline Leak Into the BasementCircleville Herald Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Andy Nowacki Foundation Names Scholarship Winners for 2014Willoughby News Herald

Governor Appoints Todd McKenney as Barberton JudgeAkron Beacon Journal

Smith, Culbert in Juvenile Judge RaceFremont News Messenger

Lemons Discusses Experience to Be JudgePortsmouth Daily Times

Juvenile Court Caseload FallsFindlay Courier

Drug Courts Showing Signs of SuccessMarion Star

UC Law Partners With Business IncubatorsCincinnati Enquirer

Fed Gov’t Sues Ohio Juvenile SystemSandusky Register

Law Firm Entry-Level Hiring Unlikely to Return to 2006 LevelsWall Street Journal Column


APRIL 11, 2014

Are Traffic Cameras Unconstitutional?Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Prosecutors Object! Supreme Court’s Task Force Recommendations Could End Use of Death Penalty in Ohio, They SayCleveland Plain Dealer

Panel Advises Slashing List of Capital OffensesToledo Blade

‘With These Rules, You Couldn’t Execute Timothy McVeigh,’ Argues Task Force DissentColumbus Dispatch

New Sentencing Denied for 17-Year-Old Murder CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Reverses Case Dismissal for Galloway Pot GrowerColumbus Daily Reporter

Precious Metal Dealers Act is Ruled ConstitutionalColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Had Thousands of Images of Child Porn on Computer Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Justice Outlines Path to Supreme Court for McKinley StudentsCanton Repository

Deters’ Kentucky Retirement Causes ‘Unprecedented’ SituationCincinnati Business Courier

Akron Teen to Face First Hearing as Adult in Slayings of Prominent New Franklin CoupleAkron Beacon Journal

Traffic, Drug Cases Keep Canfield’s Mayor Kosar BusyYoungstown Vindicator

South Euclid Judge Explains Decision on Sentencing Man to Hold Bully SignCleveland Plain Dealer

Death Row Inmate Needs No Recovery Time After Being Organ DonorCleveland Plain Dealer Letter to the Editor

Stark County Bar Association to Offer Free Legal AdviceCanton Repository

Smartphone Trial Judge Annoyed By Phones in CourtAssociated Press


APRIL 10, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Focuses on the Line Between On-the-Job and Personal Errands When Workers are InjuredCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Wrongfully Sent to Death Row Hopes Court Will Reverse RulingColumbus Dispatch

Task Force Would Alter Ohio Capital PunishmentColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Task Force Report Recommends Independent Panel Review Capital Cases Before Prosecutors Can ProceedCleveland Plain Dealer

High Court Comes to ToledoToledo Blade

Court Rules Counsel Was Ineffective for Failing to Consult Medical ExpertsColumbus Daily Reporter

Would-Be Underwear Thief Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Finds Traffic Stop Was Not Racial ProfilingColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Sold Illegal Video Game Chips Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Three-Judge Panel Sentences Vincent Jackson Jr. to Life in PrisonElyria Chronicle Telegram

Supreme Court Decision on Youngstown Court Upgrade Months AwayYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Rhetoric in Mahoning Probate Judge Race EscalatesYoungstown Vindicator

Mahoning County Judge Candidate Responds to Campaign CriticsYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Prosecutor Rolls Out Ambitious Set of ‘Community Justice’ ProgramsAthens News

Tiffin Approves Justice CenterToledo Blade


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