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July 13, 2020

Oral Argument Preview: Does a Statute Requiring a Request from the Executive Branch Before a Judge Can Shorten the Registration Period of an Arson Offender Violate the Separation of Powers? State of Ohio v. Christian Carlisle - Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of Former Niles Mayor - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Ability to Pay Should Be Considered Before Imposing Court Costs in Ohio - Editorial

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice: ‘What about Your Duty to Your Fellow Ohioans?’ - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

Brecksville Councilman Jack Petsche Sues City to Hold onto His Council Seat -

Courts Battling COVID-19 Backlog - Zanesville Times Recorder

New Court Program Aims to Help Parents with Substance Abuse/Mental Health Problems - Akron Beacon Journal

New Lima Municipal Court Program Geared to Help Veterans - Lima News

Jury Trials to Resume in Stark County - Alliance Review

Our View: Marion County Deserves an Explanation from Judge Warner - Marion Star Editorial

Why Are Columbus Officers Rarely Indicted? Grand Jury Instructions Raise the Bar - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

Not Afraid of the Virus and Reporting for (Jury) Duty - Courthouse News Service

Mayor’s Deadline to Councilmen Passes with No Resignations - Toledo Blade

A Year after Prison, He Has a Job, a Fiancee -- and a Week Left of Freedom - The Marshall Project

Fair Justice Systems Need Open Data Access - Northwestern Now

Feds to Execute 1st Inmate in 17 Years for Arkansas Murders - Associated Press


July 10, 2020

Soto’s Case Denied to Be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court - Lima Hometown Stations

Commissioners Grant Annexation Petition - Xenia Daily Gazette

Eighth District Denies Cuyahoga County’s Appeal of Order for New Trial for Man Convicted of Murdering His Wife in 1974 - Cleveland Scene

Conservative Group Sues over Ohio Law Allowing Cities to Collect Taxes from Ex-Commuters Working at Home -

Should You Pay Commuter Taxes While Working from Home? Conservative Group Says No - Columbus Dispatch

Cleveland Man Evicted by Housing Court, Lawyer Says She Never Received Link to Virtual Zoom Hearing -

Mayor Threatens 4 Charged Councilmen with Suspension - Toledo Blade

Medina Cty. Holds National Drug Court Awareness Celebration - Akron Legal News

‘New Era’ Brings New Paths to Justice for Delaware County Common Pleas Court - ThisWeek News

Plexiglass Shields Nowhere in Sight for One Franklin County Jury Trial - Columbus Dispatch

Logan County Adult Recovery Court Conducts “Walk the Line” Graduation - Ashtabula WPKO Radio

How a Fatal Police Shooting in 1990 Ensnared Bruce Hoffbauer in a Political Firestorm - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Could Trumbull County Issue a Penalty for Not Wearing a Mask? - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Teen Who Wrote of Mass Shootings Gets Probation for Online Threat against Federal Law Enforcement Officers -

Federal Executions to Resume, Posing a New Test for Lethal Injection - The Conversation

Year of Surprise Supreme Court Rulings Shows Influence of Powerful Chief Justice John Roberts - USA Today


July 9, 2020

Are Educators Liable for Kindergarten Bullying? Ohio Supreme Court to Decide -

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide Whether State Historical Society Can Take over Golf Course Built on Ancient Earthworks -

SUPCO to Hear Country Club’s Appeal Involving Burial Mounds - Associated Press

County Not Obligated to Pay Judge’s Legal Fees for Courtroom Control Dispute - Akron Legal News

YPD Officer Takes Promotion Issue to Supreme Court - Youngstown Vindicator

Editorial: Ohio Lawmakers Should Finish Drug Sentencing Reform - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

11th District Rejects Psychic’s Argument that Plea Hearing Was a ‘Farce’ - Akron Legal News

9th District: Unborn Baby Has Home State under UCCJEA - Akron Legal News

17-Year-Old Can Now Be Tried as an Adult in Turtlecreek Township Murder - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Man Accused of 5th OVU Led off in Handcuffs after Arraignment - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Judge Orders BG Hotel to Close - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

New Security Policies for Conneaut City Hall - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Former Mahoning Bar President Receives Distinguished Service Award - Akron Legal News

Ohio Senate Bill Looks to Reform Drug Sentencing - Toledo WTOL-TV

Proposed Bill Would Give Municipalities Greater Ability to Change Speed Limits - Akron Legal News

Bill Would Allow Attorney General to Prosecute Those Who Damage State Buildings - Statehouse News Bureau

Convicted Aurora Bookmaker Must Forfeit More than $600,000 in Proceeds from Gambling Ring -

Group of Protestors File Lawsuit against Columbus Police Officers for Injuries - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Experts Analyze Supreme Court Ruling on Faithless Electors Case - IdeaStream

Supreme Court Rejects Trump Claim of ‘Absolute Immunity’ from NY Grand Jury Subpoena - ABC News

Just How Far Will Clarence Thomas Go? - CNN Opinion

Why Conservative Justices Are More Likely to Defect - Washington Post Opinion


July 8, 2020

Could a Life Sentence in a Bellaire Murder Case Be Appealed? - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Moundbuilders’ Appeal of Rulings on Lease of Hopewell Site - Newark Advocate

Ohio Supreme Court Again Declines to Hear Toledo Lead Case - Toledo Blade

Bar Slaps Insurer’s Bid to Get Ohio Justices in COVID-19 Row - Law360

Class Action Improper to Challenge Recouping Medicaid Money from PI Lawsuits - Akron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Courts Don’t Have to Consider Ability to Pay When Imposing Fees - Ohio Capital Journal

Village Claims Cargill, Others Contaminated Its Water. Now It Wants $3M - Dayton Daily News

Commissioners Vote down Budget Increase for Domestic Court - Medina Gazette

Cleveland Browns Player Fights for Second Chance for Juveniles with Life Sentences - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Ohio Attorney General Says Columbus Can’t Force State Workers to Wear Masks - Columbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Won’t Name Any Deputy under Investigation in Protest Incident that Left Sandusky Man without Eye -

Are Your Ticket Refunds in Limbo? AG Yost Wants to Help Get Your Money Back - Bellefontaine WPKO Radio

Election Officials Ask Companies to Allow Employees to Work Polls on Election Day - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Indiana Supreme Court to Decide if State Must Identify Suppliers of Death Penalty Drugs - Indianapolis Star

Pharmacies Facing Lawsuits Want Ohio’s List of Opioid Prescriptions to Defend Themselves - Legal Newsline

Judge Rules Amazon Warehouse Injury Data Is Not Confidential - Courthouse News Service

2 Female Firsts at the Supreme Court Announce Retirements - Associated Press

Chief Justice John Roberts Fell, Went to Hospital in June - USA Today

Column: Supreme Court Patches up Electoral College for 2020 - Columbus Dispatch Column

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Upcoming Federal Executions - Associated Press


July 7, 2020

EPA Battles Rover Pipeline in Ohio Supreme Court - Columbus Dispatch

Xenia Has Decisions to Make Regarding Annexation - Xenia Daily Gazette

Arliss Prass, Lorain Schools Reach Settlement - Lorain Morning Journal

Minster Asks Court of Appeals to Grant Immunity - Sidney Daily News

Ohio Legal Help Provides ‘Umbrella of Resources’ - Spectrum News

Competency Exam Ordered for Lima Murder Suspect - Lima News

Judge Issues Temporary Order to Limit In-Person Appearances at Lucas County Probate Court - Toledo WNWO-TV

Dayton Has a Plan to Lower Its Eviction Rate - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

Did Gov. DeWine Find a Brilliant Legal Strategy in Ceding Control of Coronavirus Regulations to Local Governments? This Week in the CLE - Podcast

Are You Breaking the Law by Refusing a Police Officer’s Request to Exit Your Car? -

Without Child Care, Back-to-Work Parents Have Few Legal Options - Bloomberg Law

Prosecutorial Immunity Denied for ‘Fake Subpoenas,’ Fabricating Evidence and Directing Raid - Column

Sonic Can’t Dodge Banks’ Suit over Consumer Payment Card Hack - Bloomberg Law

Binge-Watcher Justice Kagan Drops ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Veep’ References in Supreme Court Opinion - Law & Crime

Supreme Court Says a State May Require Presidential Electors to Support Its Popular-Vote Winner - Washington Post

Opinion Analysis: Court Upholds “Faithless Elector” Laws - SCOTUSblog


July 6, 2020

Supreme Court: Judges Needn’t Consider Ability to Pay Costs - Associated Press

Judges Need Not Consider Defendants’ Ability to Pay When Charging Them for Court Costs, Ohio Supreme Court Rules -

Ohio Supreme Court Says Attorney Actively Avoided Fees - Legal Reader

Class Action Improper to Challenge Recouping Medicaid Money from Personal Injury Lawsuits - Highland County Press

Laser Speed-Detector Results Admissible without Expert Witness Verification - Highland County Press

Merit Decision: Mental Health Records Fair Game in Claim for Child Custody and Spousal Support in Divorce Case. Torres Friedenberg v. Friedenberg - Legally Speaking Ohio

New Rules of Practice in Ohio Courts Take Effect July 1 - Highland County Press

A Fourth of July Message from Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor - Legally Speaking Ohio

Supreme Court Justice Calls for Plea Agreement Reform - Highland County Press

Appeals Process Underway for Man Twice Convicted of Rape and Murder of Annie McSween - Willoughby News-Herald

Ohio Officials Appealing Grant of Preliminary Injunction in Gym Lawsuit - Willoughby News-Herald

Court Orders Another Hearing - Youngstown Vindicator

Municipal Court Temporarily Moving Venue of Hearings during Technology Installation - Bellefontaine Examiner

Cleveland Municipal Court Amending Moving Violations due to Pandemic - Cleveland WEWS-TV

Akron Municipal Court to Resume Evictions Monday, but Out of Public View -

BGSU Grad Is New Sandusky County Judge - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Four Cleveland Municipal Court Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus -

Columbus Police Officer, Nonprofit Help Domestic-Violence Victim Start New Life - Columbus Dispatch

Summit Attorney Harry McKeen Receives Volunteer of the Year Award - Akron Legal News

‘So Incredibly Sad’: Bribery Charges Bring Disappointment to Toledo as FBI Accuses Four Council Members in Scheme -

Evictions Are Likely to Skyrocket This Summer as Jobs Remain Scarce. Black Renters Will Be Hit Hard - Washington Post

Jury Trials Can Resume in West Virginia’s Court System - Parkersburg (WV) WTAP-TV

Supreme Court Rules States Can Punish So-Called “Faithless Electors” - CBS News

Electoral College Voters Can Be Forced to Abide by State Popular Vote, Supreme Court Says - CNBC


July 2, 2020

Class Action Seeking to Recoup Medicaid Money Improper: Ohio Top Court - Reuters

Supreme Court Rules against O’Diam - Xenia Daily Gazette

Ohio Paralegal Who Lied about Working Under Attorney’s Supervision Fined $5,000 - Highland County Press

Educators Resist Lawsuit Arising from Kindergarten Bullying Incident; Ohio Supreme Court Previews Next Week’s Cases - Highland County Press

Supreme Court Rejects Flores, Phillips Request to Force Voter Fraud Probe - Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

County Not Obligated to Pay Judge’s Legal Fees for Courtroom Control Dispute - Highland County Press

Ohio Takes Crucial Step to Reform Its Broken Cash Bail System - The Buckeye Institute

Eric Deters: Appeals Court Ruling in His Contempt Case ‘Absurd.’ Joe Deters a ‘Double Agent’ - Cincinnati Enquirer

County Prosecutor Charges Takoda Collins’ Father with 4 Counts of Murder - Dayton WDTN-TV

Cleveland Grandmother Injured in Hit-and-Run Demanding Justice Long after Driver Pleaded Guilty - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Van Wert County Auditor’s Employee Will Resign as Part of Plea - Lima News

Fuller Elected VP of Ohio Judge’s Association - Delaware Gazette

Ohio Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill - Statehouse News Bureau

Law Professor Explains the Difference Between a Bribe and a Campaign Contribution - Toledo WTOL-TV

Attorney Arrested for Federal Bribe, Extortion Charges - Toledo Blade

State Sen. Huffman Weighs in on Supreme Court School Funding Decision - Hometown Stations

Pharmacies Ask Appeals Court to Remove Judge from Opioid MDL - Legal Newsline

Florida Supreme Court Rules to Move State Bar Exam Online amid Coronavirus Concerns - Orlando Sentinel

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Bid by Iraqis to Avoid Deportation - Reuters


July 1, 2020

Greene County Doesn’t Have to Pay Legal Fees in Dispute about Courtroom Use, Court Rules - Dayton Daily News

Class Certification over Medicaid Repayments Reversed in Ohio - Bloomberg Law

Ohio’s High Court Will Hear Guns in Schools Argument - Marietta Times Editorial

Lorain Attorney Indefinitely Suspended for Neglecting Several Clients - Highland County Press

Attorney Facing Charges Has History of Involvement in Council Issues - Toledo Blade

Supreme Court Foreclosure Guide Touts Mediation, Tech - Highland County Press

Mansfield Attorney Suspended for Dodging Malpractice Settlement Payment - Highland County Press

Eldest Wagner Son Charged in Pike Co. Massacre Returned to Court Tuesday - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Cuyahoga County Judge Orders New Trial for Four Men Convicted of Rape, Citing Fellow Judge’s Conversations with His Wife about the Case -

Cleveland Man Gets Life in Prison for Slaying of Girlfriend’s Brother -

Ickes Ready for New Role as Common Pleas Court Judge - Fremont News Messenger

Summit Cty. Judicial Attorney/Asst. Magistrate Remembered - Akron Legal News

Senate Votes to Overhaul Ohio’s Drug Possession Laws - Columbus Dispatch

DeWine to Veto Bill to Lower Fines for Violating Health Orders - Columbus Dispatch

Federal Agents Charge Four Toledo City Council Members in Bribery Probe - Toledo Blade

4 Toledo City Council Members Accused of Violating Hobbs Act in Bribes-for-Votes Scheme: Here’s What that Means - Toledo WTOL-TV

SCOTUS Just Poked Another Hole in the Wall Separating Church and State; Schools Will Suffer - Forbes


June 30, 2020

Oral Argument Preview: Is It Constitutional for a Life-without-Parole Sentence for Aggravated Murder to Be Nonreviewable? State of Ohio v. David Carl Kinney - Legally Speaking Ohio

Repeat-Offender Penalty Cannot Be Imposed for Earlier Sex Crime - Highland County Press

Steubenville Municipal Court Seeks to Become a Mental Health Court - Steubenville WTOV-TV

George Wagner to Return to Pike County Court for a Pretrial Hearing - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Shelby Man Pays $135 Fine for Comments at Black Lives Matter Protest - Richland Source

Government, Nonprofits Working to Prevent Wave of Evictions in Cleveland - FreshWater Cleveland

Community Legal Aid Launches New Project to Curb Eviction Crisis - Cleveland WEWS-TV

John Pickrel, Longest-Serving Dayton Municipal Court Judge, Dies - Dayton Daily News

Judges and Lawyers: Fortunate to Be Essential during a Pandemic - Ohio State Bar Association Guest Column

Bids Accepted for County Court Renovations - Zanesville Times Recorder

Ohio Senate to Vote on Bill Limiting Drug Possession Felonies - Columbus Dispatch

Special Report: Thousands of U.S. Judges Who Broke Laws, Oaths Remained on the Bench - Reuters

Cuyahoga County’s Fired Budget Director Maggie Keenan Sues County over Retaliation for Whistleblowing -

Tamaya Dennard Pleads Guilty to Honest Services Wire Fraud in Federal Court Monday - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Oberlin Showed Bias against Male Student Expelled after Dorm Room Sex, Court Rules - Associated Press

SCOTUS Abortion Decision Could Have Ripple Effects in Ohio - Spectrum News

What the U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Decision on Louisiana Law Means for Ohio - Cincinnati Enquirer

Supreme Court Ruling Marks New Phase of Ohio Abortion Battle: Wait and See - Toledo Blade

Federal Executions Can Restart after Supreme Court Declines a Case - New York Times


June 29, 2020

Oral Argument Preview: Are Educators Liable for Bullying Injuries? A.J.R., et al. v. Board of Education of Toledo City School District, et al. - Legally Speaking Ohio

Spat over Pay Raise Lands Two Sandusky County Judges Before Supreme Court - Toledo Blade

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations - Highland County Press

Ohio Supreme Court OKs “Shoestring” Land Annexation Tying CSU to Xenia - Dayton Daily News

Xenia, CSU Encouraged by Court’s Annexation Ruling - Xenia Daily Gazette

Ohio Supreme Court Approves ‘Balloon-on-a-String’ Annexation of Central State Land - Dayton Business Journal

Class-Action Suit Seeks Refund of Toledo Traffic-Camera Fines - Toledo Blade

North Dakota Judge Candidate Was Part of Ballot Dispute in Ohio over Middle Name - Bismarck (ND) Tribune

DeCamp: ADAMH and Its Partnerships with Criminal Justice - Marion Star Guest Column

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Comes to Canfield to See New Technology in Action - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Wagner Family Member Asks Judge for Bail in Rhoden Murder Case - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Woman Sentenced in Overdose Death of Sebring Man Granted Early Release from Prison - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Common Pleas Court: Stark Resuming Some Jury Trials Soon - Canton WHBC Radio

Williams County CASA Welcome 13th Volunteer - Bryan Times

Work-from-Home Trend Threatens Some Ohio Cities’ Tax Bases - Columbus Dispatch

Cars Set on Fire During Cleveland George Floyd Protests - Video

Tamaya Dennard Expected at Federal Courthouse Today to Formally Plead Guilty - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Cuts 28 Years off Bank Robber’s Sentence in Compassionate Release -

Maple Heights Man Charged Federally with Arson in May 30th Riots in Downtown Cleveland -

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes down Louisiana Abortion Law, Similar to Ohio’s, Requiring Doctors to Have Agreements with Nearby Hospitals -

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Execution of White Supremacist Who Once Bombed Spokane City Hall - Associated Press


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