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Allen Brown’s collection comes to HCLL

Allen Brown’s collection comes to HCLL

When people think of noted civil liberties defender Allen Brown, they probably remember his landmark case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, Brandenburg v. Ohio. They might remember his fight against the Sunday commerce laws of the 1950’s, his defense […]
Friday Bill Roundup-Guns, Home Improvement, Superman and More

Friday Bill Roundup-Guns, Home Improvement, Superman and More

For more info on these bills, or to see a full list of legislation introduced this week, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell.  Business HB 148-Home Improvement Board This bill would require state registration for all home improvement contractors. The registration will be […]
Ohio’s New Concealed Carry Law: What You Need To Know

Ohio’s New Concealed Carry Law: What You Need To Know

On Tuesday, March 21, major changes to Ohio's concealed carry laws took effect. Changes in Senate Bill 199 include: Active duty military members are no longer required to get a concealed carry license. As long as they carry valid military […]
West’s KeyRules: Because some things should be easy

West’s KeyRules: Because some things should be easy

As someone who is relatively new to legal research, anytime I find a tool that is straight-forward and easy to use, I want to shout about it from the roof-tops. Never have I met an area of research so bewilderingly […]
Friday Bill Roundup

Friday Bill Roundup

For more info on these bills, or a full list of bills and resolution introduced this week, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell.  Civil Rights SB 100-Civil Rights-LGBT Protections Senate bill 100 would prohibit housing or employment discrimination on the basis of sexual […]
Upcoming CLEs at the Hamilton County Law Library

Upcoming CLEs at the Hamilton County Law Library

The Law Library offers a variety of CLEs throughout the year. These CLEs are free to Law Library subscribers and Hamilton County officials, and $50 for non-subscribers.  Check out our upcoming spring and summer CLEs. Registration is required. You can […]
The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

This week marks the 149th anniversary of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Andrew Johnson became president of the United States on April 15, 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes […]

Friday Bill Roundup

Check out some of the bills and resolutions introduced by the Ohio Legislature this week. For more information on any of these bills, or to see a full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell.  Criminal/Traffic HB 109-Crimes Against Disabled or Elderly HB […]

Washington Court House Overdose Survivors Now Facing Misdemeanor Charge

On Monday, the Columbus Dispatch reported that authorities in Washington Court House, Ohio are now charging heroin users revived with naloxone with a misdemeanor. Beginning in February, the police began charging the drug users with inducing panic, which carries a […]
Ohio Supreme Court reverses course on cocaine offenses

Ohio Supreme Court reverses course on cocaine offenses

In a notable decision yesterday, the Ohio Supreme Court reversed its own December 2016 decision about penalties for drug offenses involving cocaine. The Court found that the "offense level for cocaine possession... is determined by the total weight of the […]