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September 25, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court: Evidence of Previous Crimes Not Always Allowed in New Trials - Ohio Capital Journal

Utility Regulator Lacked Jurisdiction to Consider Meter-Reading Error - Akron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Man Convicted of Rape in Cleveland -

Execution Date Set for Sean Carter - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Advocates Call Ohio Supreme Court Justices “Arrogant” in Dismissing School Choice Lawsuit - Columbus WSYX-TV

Ohio Attorneys to Man the Polls in Exchange for CLE Credit - Akron Legal News

Ohio Judges Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Spectrum News Video

Suspended Pike County Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Theft in Office - Chillicothe Gazette

Dramatic Video Shows Suspect Escaping Highland County Court - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Former Local Restaurant Owner Eva Christian’s State Prison Sentence Is over, but Her Future Remains Uncertain -

Relations Improve between Jefferson County Juvenile Court, Children Services Agency - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Allen County Buys Building for Public Defenders - Lima News

Retired Municipal Court Judge Michael Weigand Dies - Barberton Herald

Ohio Law Makes for Good Neighbors - Delaware Gazette Guest Column

Lengthy Repeal Process for House Bill 6 Frustrates Critic - Toledo Blade

New Law Bans Officials from Closing Ohio Places of Worship - Associated Press

Nestor: Stand United against Corporate Personhood - Toledo Blade Guest Column

Sixth Circuit Tosses Class Approval in Sprawling Opioid Settlement - Courthouse News Service

Ohio State Law Students Reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy - The Lantern, Ohio State Student Newspaper


September 24, 2020

Court Upholds Death Sentence for Man Who Killed Girlfriend - Associated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty for Man Who Killed Girlfriend on I-75 - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Death Penalty Confirmed for Man Convicted of Killing Ex and Her Son - Cincinnati Enquirer

Weird Columbus History: The Ohio Departments of State Building Explosion - Columbus Navigator

Ohio Court Weighs Allowing Electronic Ballot Applications - Associated Press

Suspended Pike County Sheriff Due in Court - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Craigslist Killer Richard Beasley Receives Same Punishment in Resentencing in Summit County Court - Akron Beacon Journal

Attorney: Prosecution of Ex-Findlay Market Vendors ‘Classic Case of’ Overreach - Cincinnati Enquirer

Medina Man Accused of Killing Wife and Mother-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty Again in Court - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Repeat Domestic Violence Offender Sentenced to Maximum Prison Term - Ashtabula WPKO Radio

Struthers Shooting Suspect in Court, Documents Reveal Text Message Exchange - Youngstown WKBN-TV

What State Standards Are Considered Unsafe or Safe Home Conditions? - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Evictions Have Families Facing Sleepless Nights in Northeast Ohio - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Opinion: Repeal Death Penalty and Eliminate Racial Bias - Cincinnati Enquirer Opinion

Consumer Advocate Again Demanding Independent Probe of FirstEnergy - Ohio Capital Journal

‘Dark Money’ in Politics Is the Focus of Ohio Legislation, Resolutions - Mahoning Matters

Maryland Courts Go to Full Operation Oct. 5 - Maryland Matters

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Left Mark on Law, Cleveland Teacher’s Case - Cleveland Jewish News


September 23, 2020

Execution Date Set for Inmate Convicted of Farmington Rape, Murder - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Asking Ohio S. Ct. to Hear Case involving Prior Restraint on Mentioning Police Officers Name -

Judge Advises Koogler to Report to Disciplinary Counsel; Next Hearing Oct. 27 - Highland County Press

Diehl Resentenced to Prison for Theft - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Victim in KSU ‘Peeping Tom’ Case Says She Was Not Notified of Court Date, Prosecutor Disagrees - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Court Says Ohio State Violated Law When It Sat on Public Records regarding Richard Strauss - Columbus Dispatch

Court Ruling Ensures Fairer Eviction Process - Columbus Dispatch Opinion Column

$42 Million Owed by Department of Education May Not Come - Spectrum News

Ohio’s Top Lawyer Files Lawsuit to Block Fees at Heart of Nearly $61M Bribery Scandal - Cincinnati Enquirer

Watchdog Seeks More Scrutiny of Utility’s Spending in Scheme - Associated Press

Bedford to Pay $350,000, Repeal ‘Nuisance Ordinance’ that ACLU Said Is Discriminatory, Adversely Affects Renters Who Call Cops -


September 22, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Rules on When Evidence of Earlier Crimes Can Be Used in Criminal Trials - Columbus Dispatch

Lorain Municipal Recovery Docket Certified by Ohio Supreme Court - Elyria Chronicle Telegram

Lorain: Council Accepts Grant for Recovery Court - Lorain Morning Journal

Hospital Trustees Seek to Dismiss Charges - Morrow County Sentinel

Court: Lifetime License Suspension Too Long for Sharon Wrong-Way ATV Driver - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Officer Suing for Defamation Admits to Showing ‘OK’ Sign, but Said It Was Innocent Reason - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Judge Upholds $3 Million Bond for Teen Accused of Killing Cleveland Police Officer - Cleveland WJW-TV

Driver in Crash that Killed Waynesville Woman Claims Not Guilty due to Insanity - Hamilton Journal-News

Mistrial Declared in 2018 Youngstown Murder Case - Youngstown WKBN-TV

The Details of Lawsuits against Ohio over Drop Boxes, Signatures and Electronic Ballot Requests. - Kent WKSU Public Radio

Owners Call Demolition of Youngstown Restaurant ‘Unconstitutional’ - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Lowelville Couple Gets Partial Victory in Remote Learning Lawsuit - Youngstown Vindicator

New School Threat Assessment Tool Keeps Cincinnati Students Safe - Cincinnati WVXU Public Radio

Hillsboro Attorney, Former Council President Charged with Contempt - Highland County Press

Court Basics to Help You Vote - Sidney Daily News

Hejmanowski Elected to Judicial Board - Delaware Gazette

How an Investigative Podcast Helped Free Curtis Flowers - Associated Press

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legal Work Had a Big Impact on Business in Northeast Ohio and Beyond - Crain’s Cleveland Business

Ohio’s State Solicitor Recalls Ginsburg/Scalia Friendship He Saw in Person - Ohio Public Radio

Editorial: Honor RBG’s Legacy of a More-Just America - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

It’s Still a Conservative High Court, Even after Liberal Decisions - Here’s Why - The Conversation Editorial


September 21, 2020

Justices Annoyed Ohio Prosecutors Boycotting Bid to Prevent Wrongful Convictions - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Dellick Appointed to Tech Task Force - Youngstown Vindicator

Ohio Chief Justice, a Republican, Stands up for Democratic Judge Blasted by GOP for Ballot Drop Box Decision - ABA Journal

Gov. DeWine, Ohio Leaders React to Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Columbus WSYX-TV

Women Of Ohio’s Judiciary Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

Toledo Denies Any Wrongdoing in Response to Class Action Lawsuit regarding Red Light Cameras - Toledo Blade

9th District Affirms Lorain County Murder Case - Akron Legal News

Eva Christian’s Behavior Behind Bars Prompts Legal Dispute - Dayton Daily News

Judge to Hear Motions on Evidence in Jake Wagner Murder Case - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Three Ohio School Districts Win $42 Million Judgment from State - The Center Square

Your Voice Ohio: A Look at How Judges and Supreme Court Justices Make It to the Bench - Akron WKSU Public Radio

County Juvenile Court Awarded for School Threat Assessment Program - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Rapid Rehousing Strategy Helps Protect Domestic Violence Victims During A Pandemic - FreshWater Cleveland

Remembering RBG - Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio State Professor Reflects on 40 Years of Friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Columbus WBNS-TV

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Gender Equality, Dies at 87 - NPR

Why the Supreme Court Ended up with Nine Justices – and How That Could Change - National Geographic


September 18, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Finds Put-in-Bay Tax on Rental Vehicles Constitutional - Port Clinton News Herald

Medina LGBTQ Discrimination Vote Denied Again by Ohio Supreme Court - Medina Gazette

What’s on Their Minds: Does the Arson Offender Statute’s Registry Reduction Provision Violate the Separation of Powers? - Legally Speaking Ohio

ACLU of Ohio Estimates up to $264 Million in Savings with Bail Reform - IdeaStream

Bail Reforms Could Save Ohio up to $264 Million a Year, ACLU of Ohio Says - Roundtable

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor Visits the Friday Reporter’s Roundtable - IdeaStream

YSU Hosts Moot Court to Celebrate Constitution Day - Mahoning Matters

Legal Aid Society’s ‘Jam for Justice’ Set to Begin - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Man Indicted in ‘Random’ Killing of Cleveland Police Detective, Informant -

Cleveland Man Who Fired First Shots of Gunfight that Killed 9-Year-Old Girl in Crossfire Gets 22 Years in Prison -

Judge Rules to Withhold Officer’s Name in Court Records in Contentious Defamation Lawsuit - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Court Awards Dayton Schools $23 Million in Lawsuit against State -

Cleveland Schools Set to Receive $13.7 Million in School Funding Dispute -

Ohio City Authorized to Impose Telework Tax, Court Told - Law360

Court Looks to Save Money with Eye Exam Instead of Drug Test - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Here’s Why You Don’t Skip over Judge Races on the Ballot, Plus Ways to Learn about Judges Around Ohio - Cleveland Scene

Your Legal Rights | How Do So-Called ‘Tort Reforms’ Impact Victims of Sexual Assault? - Mahoning Matters Column

OSBA Insurance Staff Counsel Committee Chair Discusses Goals - Akron Legal News

Senate Committee Approves Three Ohio Federal Judge Candidates after Members Voice Concerns about Cuyahoga County’s J. Philip Calabrese -

Courts May Reconsider Temporary Coronavirus Restrictions as Pandemic Drags on - Washington Post


September 17, 2020

High Court Upholds Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Fees - Toledo Blade

Ohio High Court Approves Rental Vehicle Tax on Lake Erie Island - Courthouse News Service

Ohio Supreme Court Disqualifies Marion Judge - Crawford County Now

Cleveland Judge Should Be Disciplined for Issuing Arrest Warrants at Onset of Coronavirus Pandemic and Falsely Denying It, Complaint Says -

Newton Falls Petitioner Criticizes Ohio Supreme Court Ruling - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

‘A Blatant and Unfounded Attack’: Ohio’s Chief Justice, a Republican, Blasts State GOP for Accusing Judge of Political Bias - Washington Post

Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor Blasts Her Party, Ohio GOP, for ‘Irresponsible’ Criticism of Judge -

Ohio Republican Party Statement in Dropbox Case Blasted by Chief Justice - Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s Conservative Chief Justice Blasts State GOP over Criticizing Judge - Newsweek/

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Condemns Statement by Ohio Republican Party - Columbus WCMH-TV

LaRose Appeals Order to Allow More than One Ballot Drop Box per County - Columbus Dispatch

Fearing Election Fraud, Trump Campaign Fights against Multiple Drop Boxes in Counties Across Ohio -

Ohio Teen Pleads Guilty, Avoids Adult Sentence in Death of Photographer at Hocking Hills - Columbus WSYX-TV

Critics Speaking out about ROR and Low Bail During Violent Crime Spike - Columbus WSYX-TV

After Spike in School Threats, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Sought to Defuse Them - Cincinnati Enquirer

OSBA Honors Lucas County Judge James Jensen with Moyer Award; Recognizes Hamilton County Juvenile Court with Innovation Award - Highland County Press

Respected Judge Robert Stuart Dies at 70, Honored at Judge’s Debate - Athens Messenger

New Law Bans Officials from Closing Ohio Places of Worship - Associated Press

Remember the Constitution - Steubenville Herald-Star Editorial

Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Cases Challenging Beshear’s COVID-19 Orders - Columbus WSYX-TV

Supreme Court to Kick off New Term Remotely with Telephone Arguments - CBS News


September 16, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Issues Information on CDC’s Eviction Prohibition - Highland County Press

Ross County Juvenile Court Program Receives State Certification - Chillicothe Gazette

Marion County Judge Warner, Wife Plead Not Guilty to All Charges in Hit-Skip Crash Case - Marion Star

Ohio Judge Blows up GOP Plan to Allow Only 1 Ballot Box in Each County - Associated Press

Ohio Judge Says Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s One Ballot Drop Box per County Rule Is ‘Arbitrary and Unreasonable’ -

Hamilton County Judge Gets State Recognition for Program Addressing School Threats - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Cuyahoga County Jury Trials Will Look Different as They’re Set to Resume During the Coronavirus Pandemic -

George Floyd Magazine Cover in Courtroom Prompts Complaint against Local Judge - Dayton Daily News

Court Administrator Receives Award for Excellence in Jury Management - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Retired Judge Tyack Suffers ‘Minor Stroke,’ Takes Break from Prosecutor Campaign - Columbus Dispatch

Cincinnati Is an Epicenter for the Death Penalty. Its Prosecutor Race Could End that in November - The Appeal

Court Reverses BG Schools Territory Transfer - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Prosecutors to Receive Evidence from Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s Phone Seized in 2019 Raid, Court Filing Says -

Franklin County Jails Charging More to House Inmates - Columbus Dispatch

U.S. Court Records Would Be Free under House Judiciary Bill - Bloomberg Law


September 15, 2020

Stark County Employees Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Reconsider Ruling on Drug Testing Privacy Case - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Re-sentencing Hearing Set for Former Dayton Restaurant Owner Eva Christian - Dayton Daily News

Board of Elections Certifies Lorain City Charter Issue - Elyria Chronicle Telegram

Parents Sue Interim Health Department Director Lance Himes over K-12 School Mask Mandate - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Rules Multiple Ohio Ballot Drop Boxes Allowed in Each County - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Court Battle over Absentee Voting Raising Some Questions - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Cuyahoga County Courthouse Prepares for Jury Trials to Resume in COVID-19 Era - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Local FOP Files Complaint about County Judge, Photo Hanging in Courtroom - Dayton WKEF-TV

FOP Complaint Claims Artwork in Montgomery County Judge’s Courtroom Implies Bias against Law Enforcement - Dayton WHIO-TV

Federal Judge Sides with Plain Local, Strikes down State School Transfer Law - Canton Repository

Elizabeth Stephenson, Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Administrator, Receives the 2020 Award of Excellence from the Ohio Jury Management Association - TuscoTV

Ohio Legislation Seeks to Change Local Income Tax Structure - TheCenter

Column: Abolish Life without Parole for Young Offenders - Columbus Dispatch Guest Opinion Column

Cleveland’s Immigration Court Reopens Courtrooms to Public, but a Virtual Option Still Is Needed - Opinion Column


September 14, 2020

Chief Justice: Virtual Courtrooms, Broken Barriers the Future of Justice - Ohio Capital Journal

Court Docs: Hamilton Attorney Accused Multiple Times of Nudity, Public Indecency - Hamilton Journal News

MetroParks Pedals Case to Appeals Court - Youngstown Vindicator

Appeals Court Issues Stay in Lawsuit over Method for Requesting Mail-In Ballots - Statehouse News Bureau

Judge: Ohioans Can Send Absentee Ballot Requests by Email or Fax; LaRose to Appeal - Cincinnati Enquirer

Court Ruling Keeps Democratic Candidate for Sheriff on the Ballot - Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio City Must Face Telework Tax Suit, State Think Tank Says - Law360

Our View: Marion County Judge Jason Warner Must Resign Immediately - Marion Star Editorial

New Eviction Moratorium Affects Wider Pool of Renters - Ravenna Record-Courier

‘A Remarkable Settlement.’ Botched Murder Case Leads to Audit of Cincinnati Police Homicides - Cincinnati Enquirer

Grandson of Harding and Lover Wants President’s Body Exhumed - Associated Press

Trial Run: Maine Courts Will Convene Juries for the First Time Since March - Portland (ME) Press Herald

No-Fault Divorce Law Faces Legal Challenge in Nebraska - Associated Press

Judges: Florida Felons Can’t Vote until They Pay Fines, Fees - Associated Press

Florida Supreme Court Orders Governor to Pick New Justice - Associated Press



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