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JANUARY 17, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Asks Lawmakers to OK Bail Changes to Free More Pre-Trial PrisonersColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Attorney Suspended over Actions in Back Rent DisputeBloomberg Law

Hamilton Wants Multi-Million Dollar Annexation Suit DismissedHamilton Journal-News

Attys Can’t Pursue Insurer for Cut of Ex-Client’s SettlementLaw360

Ohio Needs a Centralized Criminal-Sentencing Database to Bring Fairness, Uniformity to Judicial SystemCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

11th District Decides Portage County Attorney-Client Privilege DisputeAkron Legal News

Excessive Force Case against Akron Police ReversedAkron Legal News

Court Reviews Motions in Richey CaseLima News

Trial Approaching for Man Accused of Killing 9 in Akron FiresCleveland WKYC-TV

Amid Doc’s Murder Case, Lawsuits Reflect Battle over BlameAssociated Press

Grendell Elected Presiding Judge of the Geauga County Common Pleas CourtWilloughby News-Herald

Willoughby Rotary to Award Retired Willoughby Judge and RSVP of Lake CountyWilloughby News-Herald

ICE Arrest in Hamilton County Courthouse Ignites a Political FirestormCincinnati Enquirer

Why Cuyahoga County Should Follow Cleveland’s Lead and Provide Lawyers for Families Facing EvictionCleveland Plain Dealer

Impulsive Fire Has Life-Long Consequences for Euclid ManCleveland WKYC-TV

Lawmaker Confident Domestic Violence Law Will See MovementColumbus WOSU Public Radio

The Geiger Counter: Ohio Legislature Launches Partisan Attack on CourtsAthens Post Column

New Ohio Parole Board Members Touted as Bringing More Diversity and TransparencyCleveland Plain Dealer

Licking County Sheriff’s Office Hopes Smartphone App Will Help Inform CommunityNewark Advocate

Ohio 2020 Election Targeted by National Obama / Holder Redistricting GroupCleveland Plain Dealer

Why This Chicago Corporate Giant Is Suing a Guy Sitting in an Ohio JailCrain’s Chicago Business

Federal Judge: Police Lie about Traffic Offense Cannot Be

Florida Supreme Court Rules Convicted Felons Must Pay off Fines before VotingCBS News

Local Class Gets Response, Gifts from Supreme Court JusticeCincinnati WKRC-TV

Senate Impeachment Trial Is Opportunity for Chief Justice Roberts to Show “Nonpartisan Nature” of Judges CBS News


JANUARY 16, 2020

Court Rules Ohio Must Compensate Restaurant Owner after Cutting off Highway AccessColumbus WSYX-TV

Ohio Supreme Court: Wendy’s Deserves Compensation for Lost Ohio 16 Access Newark Advocate

Franklin County Judge Convicted of Drunk Driving Gives Emotional Testimony in Disciplinary Hearing Columbus WBNS-TV

Franklin County Judge Hoping for Public Reprimand after OVI Arrest, Guilty PleaColumbus WSYX-TV

Man Accused of Killing Family in Arson Fire Asks Judges, Not Jury, to Consider FateColumbus Dispatch

Former Streetsboro Business Owner’s Guilty Pleas InvalidRavenna Record-Courier

Tim Braun Trial All but Locked in after Judge Denies DelayFremont News-Messenger

Judge Denies Braun’s Request to Delay TrialFindlay Courier

Geauga’s Child Murder Trial Now Set for Late AprilWilloughby News-Herald

Judge: Man Accused in Arson Deaths Competent to Stand TrialAssociated Press

Life Without Parole for Lima RapistLima News

Marion Seeks Special Prosecutor to Try City Auditor and Former GOP ChairMarion Star

Six Arrested in Canal Winchester as Part of Human Trafficking StingLancaster Eagle Gazette

Former Macedonia Mayor Joe Migliorini’s Probation Ends EarlyCleveland Plain Dealer

Another Loose Cow Could Land Area Man back in JailGreenville Daily Advocate

Judges Tweak New Eviction Rules after Public Comments Pour inAkron Beacon Journal

Akron Municipal Court Doesn’t Expect New Rules to Decrease Number of EvictionsCleveland Plain Dealer

The Future of Ohio’s Death PenaltyColumbus WOSU Public Radio

OPERS Board Votes 9-2 to Cut Retirement Health-Care Benefits for 500,000-PlusColumbus Dispatch

Cleveland Poised to Effectively End Prosecution of Low-Level Marijuana PossessionCleveland Plain Dealer

Police Occasionally See Fake ‘Proof’ of Legal Marijuana UseCanton Repository

RVHS Students Off to Mock Trial CompetitionGallipolis Daily Tribune

How Secrecy in U.S. Courts Hobbles the Regulators Meant to Protect the PublicReuters

Two Jurors Voted to Acquit. He Was Convicted of Murder Anyway.New York Times


JANUARY 15, 2020

Court: State Owes Damages for Highway Changes Near Newark that Harmed Wendy’s SalesColumbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s Administration Lied about Existence of an Email, Former Jail Official Says in Court FilingCleveland Plain Dealer

Lawsuit Claims State Stonewalled Request for Documents on Drugs Used in Capital PunishmentOhio Capital Journal

Ohio Supreme Court Rules 21-Year Statute of Limitations Applies in Dispute Over Oil and Gas LeaseLegal Newsline

What’s on Their Minds: Is the Denial of a Motion to Withdraw by Appointed Counsel a Final Appealable Order? State of Ohio v. Basim BarnesLegally Speaking Ohio

Tech Grant Fund Awarded to County CourtGreenville Daily Advocate

Tuscarawas Drug Court Receives State Certification, Grant Funds, New OfficersNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Summit Provides Clarity for Criminal Reporting IssuesAkron Legal News

Large Crowd Turns out as New Richmond Heights Councilwomen Nelson, Thomas Are Sworn into OfficeCleveland Plain Dealer

9th District Affirms Convictions in Fatal Akron Bar ShootingAkron Legal News

Judging the JudgeToledo Blade

Franklin County Set to Shield Some Online Eviction RecordsColumbus Dispatch

Law You Can Use: Courts and LawyersHighland County Press Guest Column

Creator of Ohio's Death Penalty Law Thinks State Won’t Have Another ExecutionColumbus WOSU Public Radio

Ohio Seeks Safer Youth Detention While Diverting Those It CanColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Bill Would Allow Ohio Cops to Make Traffic Stops for Cell UseColumbus Dispatch

Proposal Would Criminalize Faking Pee Tests, Ban Synthetic UrineAkron Legal News


JANUARY 14, 2020

Court to Hear Case of Ohio Doctor Whose Conviction OverturnedAssociated Press

Travis Soto Asking to Push Deadline to File with U.S. Supreme Court backLima Hometown Stations

Towns Won’t Appear on Primary BallotThe Bryan Times

Cleveland Police Union to Appeal Judge’s Ruling that Upheld Firing of Ex-Cleveland Cop Who Killed Tamir RiceCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge to Mom Who Killed Her 4-Year-Old Daughter: ‘I Hope They Never Let You Out’Cincinnati Enquirer

Trial Delayed for Conneaut Man in Importuning CaseAshtabula Star Beacon

Man Who Set Deputy on Fire Sentenced to 16 Years in PrisonCleveland WJW-TV

Licking County Prosecutors Scrap Pre-Indictment Diversion ProgramNewark Advocate

Youngstown City Departments Hope to Relocate in City HallYoungstown Vindicator

Case of Mistaken Identity? Man Has Spent Decades in Prison for Crime He Says He Didn’t CommitSteubenville Herald-Star

Experts Explain the New Expedited Pardon ProcessAkron Legal News

Piece by Piece: Artists ‘Pane-Stakingly’ Reproduce Courthouse DomeFostoria Review Times

Olmsted Falls Mayor Proposes Update to Sex Offender OrdinanceCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths Decrease in 2018, First Drop in a DecadeCleveland Plain Dealer

Lawsuit: Transgender Woman Says Her Rights Were Violated in Men’s PrisonToledo Blade

St. Louis’s Top Prosecutor, Claiming a Racist Conspiracy, Is Suing the City under a Law Created to Fight the Ku Klux KlanWashington Post


JANUARY 13, 2020

Conspiracies and ‘Shut Your Mouth:’ Facing Discipline, Eric ‘the Bulldog’ Deters Brought His Fight to Columbus FridayCincinnati Enquirer

Public Reprimand Recommended for Lucas County Judge after DUIToledo Blade

Legal-Ease: Double Jeopardy and the Fourth Amendment in Northwest OhioLima News Guest Column

‘Marsy’s Law’ Is for Crime Victims, Not City BudgetsColumbus Dispatch Opinion

Teresa Hinners: The Harsh Lesson on DissolveClermont Sun Guest Opinion

Investigation into Former Washington County Prosecutor Rings ContinuesMarietta Times

Ohio Appellate Court Rejects Policyholder’s Notice-Prejudice and Continuity of Coverage ArgumentsNational Law Review

Judge to Decide if Drawing Constitutes Terroristic ThreatChillicothe Gazette

Warren County Judge Rules to Keep Teen Shot During Alleged Robbery Attempt in CustodyCincinnati WKRC-TV

Judge Fleegle: ‘I Can’t Banish You from Muskingum County’Zanesville Times Recorder

4 Judges Recuse Themselves from Butler County RV Business Owner’s Assault CaseHamilton Journal-News

Magistrates Work to Streamline Court SystemAshtabula Star Beacon

Letter: Judges Need Experience Regardless of Their PartyColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Ohio’s Death Penalty Law Author Doesn’t Expect There Will Be Another ExecutionAkron WKSU Radio

Safeguards Needed Before Any Debate of Death PenaltyYoungstown Vindicator Opinion

Law School Group Helps Wrongfully Convicted PeopleYoungstown Vindicator

Report Questions Expanded Ohio Inmate Electronic MonitoringAssociated Press

One Key Way that Ohio Keeps Felons from Purchasing Guns Is Broken. No One Is Fixing It.Cincinnati Enquirer

Appeals Court Sets Oral Arguments Date for Jimmy Dimora’s Corruption CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

We Cannot Punish the Drug Addiction out of People. That Is Why SB 3 Is Needed: Eric FosterCleveland Plain Dealer Opinion

SB 3 Offers the Smart, Conservative, Drug-Sentencing Reform Ohio Needs: Grover NorquistCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Editorial: It’s Time to Address Our Eviction CrisisAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

State Surveying Incarcerated Youth on Sexual VictimizationColumbus Dispatch

Eyes Wide Open: Bail Fight Shows Power of Court WatchersLaw360

Small Firm Can’t Slip Prisoner’s Pro Bono Civil Rights CaseLaw360

Lawmakers Push to Extend Atty-Client Shield to Prison EmailsLaw360

Sex Predator Case Tests ‘Right to Appear’ in CourtLaw360

To Honor the Promise of Liberty, Reform Pretrial DetentionLaw360

Sen. Brown Pushes Bill to Crack down on Foreign Fentanyl TraffickingColumbus WOSU Public Radio

Hold Sacklers Accountable for the Opioid CrisisToledo Blade Editorial


JANUARY 10, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Hills and Dales ResidentsCanton Repository

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Whether Jury Must Consider Ability to Pay FinesThe Center Square, Franklin News Foundation

Vienna Man Has Scam Case PostponedParkersburg (WV) News and Sentinel

X-Ray Machine Will Scan Bags for Contraband in CourthouseCoshocton Tribune

Judge Stewart Named Presidents Award RecipientAthens Messenger

Centralized Criminal Sentencing Database Is a Great Idea. Could Blockchain Help Make It Happen?Cleveland Plain Dealer Letter to the Editor

Appeals Court Handling Williams Gets New Presiding JudgeThe Bryan Times

Prosecutor: Driver Smoked ‘A Lot of Pot’Youngstown Vindicator

Cleveland Heights Municipal Court to Start Texting Court Date RemindersCleveland Plain Dealer

Mahoning Officials: ‘We Want the Whole County to Look at Things Differently’Mahoning Matters

Learn How to Get Unclaimed Funds from Barberton CourtAkron Beacon Journal

Renovated Courthouse Wows VisitorsFulton County Expositor

Longtime Probate Court Referee, Akron Attorney RememberedAkron Legal News

Sean Martin Is County’s Assistant ProsecutorAshtabula Star Beacon

In Ohio, Many Local Elections Lack Political Party Labels. Should That Change?Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio AG Dave Yost Launches Human Trafficking Summit to Build ‘Freeway to Freedom’ for VictimsCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Rejects Plea Deal for Columbus Man Who Threatened Law EnforcementColumbus Dispatch

Michigan Judge: Mount Carmel Parent Company Doesn’t Have to Pay Husel’s Legal CostsColumbus Dispatch

Lawyers for Babies Born after Opioid Exposure Want Cleveland Judge to Approve Class Action against Drug CompaniesCleveland Plain Dealer

Opioid-Treatment Maker Again Accused of Anti-Competitive PracticesColumbus Dispatch

U.S. Attorney’s Office in Northern Ohio Collects Nearly $54 Million in Last Fiscal YearCleveland Plain Dealer

More than Half of Lawyers Now Work RemotelyTechnology for Lawyers Column, Akron Legal News

At Harvard Law, Reluctance to Apply for Clerkships with Trump-Appointed JudgesBoston Globe


JANUARY 9, 2020

Man in Car Scam Fails to Pay back Money, Accuses Judge of BiasMarietta Times

Supreme Court Issues $3.2M in Technology Grants to 54 Local Court ProjectsHighland County Press

Local Drug Court Receives Grant from Ohio Supreme CourtNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Judge Tells Young Canton Defendant to Never Forget Sylvia McGeeCanton Repository

Judge Won’t Compel Health System to Fund Husel’s DefenseAssociated Press

Elyria Municipal Court to Host Mock Trial CompetitionLorain Morning Journal

Drug Middleman Fires back in Workers’ Comp SuitColumbus Dispatch

Charging Juveniles as Juveniles Is Better for Them -- and UsCleveland Plain Dealer Opinion

How Does Ohio’s New Expedited Pardon Program Work?: Q&ACleveland Plain Dealer

Letter: Inform Judicial Candidates of Parenting Time StudyColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

‘Sentencing the American Dream:’ Inside the Sentencing of Evans Landscaping CEO Doug EvansCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Permits Lawsuit to Force Environmental ComplianceToledo Blade

Should Judges Have to Weigh the Price Tag of Sending Someone to Prison?Mother Jones

Judge Dawn Gentry Misconduct Hearing: 5 Crazy Moments and What’s Still to ComeCincinnati Enquirer

Tennessee Inmates Ask Court to Stop Execution SchedulingAssociated Press


JANUARY 8, 2020

Earning $19 a Month in Jail, Man Looks to Ohio Supreme Court about a $9,000 Court DebtOhio Capital Journal

Supreme Court Hears Offender’s Court Costs Issue, Other Cases This WeekHighland County Press

State’s Highest Court Will Hear Gideon AppealLima News

Create Centralized Criminal-Sentencing Database to Reduce Mass Incarceration in Ohio: Michael P. Donnelly and Ray HeadenCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Ohio Supreme Court Tech Grants Fund Local Court ProjectsAthens Messenger

Meigs Courts Receive Nearly $300K in Tech GrantsMeigs County Daily Sentinel

Judge Denies Attempt by Cities to Delay Ohio’s New Gun LawAssociated Press

‘She Is Going to Fight Back.’ Victim of Child Rape Files Civil Lawsuit against Cincinnati ManCincinnati Enquirer

Update: Teen Behind Sylvia McGee’s Murder Entrenched in Gang CultureCanton Repository

Ohio Mock Trial District Competition Is Jan. 17 at Elyria Municipal CourtElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Julie Schafer, Betty Sutton Seek Seat on Ninth District Court of AppealsElyria Chronicle-Telegram

New Location Approved for Court BuildingFindlay Courier

Year after Decrease, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office Projects More Drug Overdose Deaths in 2019Willoughby News-Herald

Lawyer Who Created Digital Child Porn to Make a Legal Point Can’t Escape $300k Judgment, Court RulesABA Journal

CEO of Newtown Company Who Schemed to Win Business as Minority-Owned Firm Sentenced to 21 MonthsCincinnati Enquirer

Uniform Bar Exam Adoption Not UnanimousThe Indiana Lawyer

Pharmacies Facing Trial in Opioid Lawsuits Say Doctors Should Be Held Liable for EpidemicCleveland Plain Dealer

There Is Overwhelming Evidence Lamar Johnson Didn’t Commit Murder. So Why Is He Still Behind Bars?USA Today Opinion

Judge Dawn Gentry Case: Who Is Katherine Schulz, Stephen Penrose, Others Involved in CaseCincinnati Enquirer

Opinion: Three Years after Partnering with NFL, Players Coalition Members Chalking up WinsUSA Today Opinion


JANUARY 7, 2020

Bluffton Doctor to Appear Before Ohio Supreme CourtLima Hometown Stations

Barberton, Medina Courts Receive Technology GrantsAkron Beacon Journal

Craigslist Killer’s Case Returning to Summit CountyAkron Beacon Journal

Judge Denies Request by Akron, Cleveland, Other Cities to Block Provision in State Gun Law from Going into EffectCleveland Plain Dealer

Last of 4 Teens Accused in Warren County Murder Appears in CourtCincinnati WXIX-TV

Former Alexandria Treasurer Released from Prison to Pay $167,000 in RestitutionNewark Advocate

Zmuda Elected as Presiding Judge of Ohio Sixth District Court of AppealsToledo Blade

Engler Files as GOP Write-In for Probate Court JudgeWarren Tribune Chronicle

Time to Rethink How, or Even Whether, We Elect Judges in Ohio?Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Worker’s Resignation Alleged Prosecutor’s Office Was ‘Intolerable’Fremont News-Messenger

Prosecutor Seeks More FundsFindlay Courier

Electronic Monitoring of Released Criminals Has Flaws, Researchers SayColumbus Dispatch

Parole Reform Panel Questions Findings of GPS-Monitoring StudyToledo Blade

Drug Overdose Deaths up 15% in Franklin County for First Nine Months of 2019, Coroner ReportsColumbus Dispatch

Feds: Scheme by Doug Evans to Win Contracts as Minority-Owned Business ‘Born out of Greed’Cincinnati Enquirer

New OSU Sex Assault Class Complaint Rejected, for NowLaw360

Judge Gentry: Temporary Removal Hearing Today in LouisvilleCincinnati Enquirer

County Courts Handle Court Reporter Shortage with RecordingsWiscNews


JANUARY 6, 2020

House Bill 6: Ohio Supreme Court Will Hear Referendum CaseToledo Press Publications

What’s on Their Minds: Who Gets the Rent Money? LRC Realty, Inc. v. B.E.B. Properties New Par, d.b.a. Verizon Wireless, et al., v. Bruce Bird, et alLegally Speaking Ohio

Norwalk Municipal Court Receives State CertificationNorwalk Reflector

The Urgent Need for More Focus on Civics EducationGiving Compass

5th District Appellate Court Starting Mediation ProgramAkron Beacon Journal

Appeals Court Dismisses Charges Relating to Fatal Toledo Bar FightToledo Blade

Judge Rejects Defense Request to Disqualify Prosecutor’s Office from Cleveland New Year’s Eve Triple Killing CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

‘Geauga's Child’ among Cases Moving through Lake, Geauga Courts in 2020Willoughby News-Herald

Jury Trial Begins for Cleveland Man Charged in Deadly CarjackingCleveland WOIO-TV

ACLU Questions Ohio Prosecutor over Charging Juveniles as AdultsAssociated Press

Judge Halts Unapproved Construction at Eastern Ohio DamAssociated Press

End Landfill FiascoWheeling (WV) Intelligencer Editorial

Will ‘Gang of Five’ Repay City for Their $176k Legal Bill over Secret Texts?Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Lucas County Commissioners Raise Hourly Rate for Appointed CounselToledo WNWO-TV

Family, Authorities Talk about Homicides in Different Toledo CommunitiesToledo Blade

Victims MatterSandusky Register Editorial

Judge Must Choose Prison or Probation for Evans Landscaping Owner Doug EvansCincinnati WCPO-TV

Charged With Prostitution, She Went to a Special Court. Did It Help?New York Times

4 Access to Justice Cases to Watch In 2020Law360

Why Preventing Jury Selection Bias May Need a Fresh LookLaw360

For Curtis Flowers, a Long Road to BailLaw360

Wanted in Pennsylvania: A Fairer Justice System for MinorsLaw360

Inside the Key Federal Sentencing Developments of 2019Law360


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