Archive for 2015

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Top legal news of 2015

Happy New Year from the Hamilton County Law Library! 2015 was a big year for legal news, both in Ohio and nationwide. From the legalization of same-sex marriage, to the decision upholding key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, to […]

Ohio bill would revamp how schools deal with truancy

A bill introduced in the Ohio House this month would change the approach that Ohio schools take to tackle chronic truancy among students. The Columbus Dispatch reports that HB 410, sponsored by Reps. Jeff Rezabek and Bill Hayes, would shift […]

No cold beer sales in Indiana gas stations, rules 7th Circuit

Customers in Ohio’s neighbor to the west still can’t purchase cold beer at grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores, according to a federal appeals court. The Indiana Business Journal reports that the 7th Circuit upheld Indiana’s law limiting the sale of […]

Bill increasing foster care age to 21 passes Ohio House

A bill to expand eligibility for foster care services to the age of 21 in Ohio has cleared its next hurdle and passed the Ohio House by a vote of 91-2. We first discussed HB 50 in March shortly after Representatives […]

Government appeals 5th Circuit on immigration action plan

Just over a year after President Obama announced his immigration action plan, the decision as to whether it can be implemented has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. We discussed the details of the plan last November, which […]

Congratulations to Ohio’s new lawyers!

Congratulations to Ohio’s newest lawyers, who were sworn in yesterday in two ceremonies before the Ohio Supreme Court in Columbus. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor addressed the groups, highlighting issues increasingly important to the practice of law by urging them to […]