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Friday Bill Roundup: Traffic Cameras, Real Estate and More

Friday Bill Roundup: Traffic Cameras, Real Estate and More

If you have questions about these bills, or would like a whole list of legislation introduced this week, please contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Abortion  HB 214-Down Syndrome Abortion Ban House bill 214 would prohibit a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to […]
Book Bag Search Did Not Violate Student’s Rights, Ohio Supreme Court Rules

Book Bag Search Did Not Violate Student’s Rights, Ohio Supreme Court Rules

The Ohio Supreme ruled today that the warrantless 2013 search of a student's backpack was constitutional. The case stemmed from an incident at Whetstone High School in Columbus. On February 5, 2013, a bus driver found a book bag that […]
Resource Spotlight: CALI

Resource Spotlight: CALI

Has it been a while since Con Law? Do you need to brush up on your Criminal Practice and Procedure? Are you struggling to remember your Alternative Dispute Resolution? The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is your one-stop shop […]
Friday Bill Roundup: Flu Vaccines, Firearms and More

Friday Bill Roundup: Flu Vaccines, Firearms and More

If you have questions about these bills, or would like a whole list of legislation introduced this week, please contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Abortion  SB 145-To criminalize and create a civil action for dismemberment abortions Senate bill 145 would criminalize dilation […]
Need Legislative History Research Help? Check Out Our Resources.

Need Legislative History Research Help? Check Out Our Resources.

Legislative history is one area of legal research that can be really frustrating. We have many resources here that can help. In print, we have the Ohio Session Laws from 1803-2006. (1997-2014 can be found here.) We also have the […]
Database spotlight: Fastcase

Database spotlight: Fastcase

While Fastcase assures us that Fastcase 6 will be around “as long as it needs to be”, Fastcase 7 is such an improvement, I’m not sure why you would still want to use Fastcase 6. 6 was useful and many […]
Friday Bill Roundup: Searches, Trails, Taxes and More

Friday Bill Roundup: Searches, Trails, Taxes and More

Criminal/Search and Seizure SB 138-Cavity Searches Senate Bill 138 would enable a corrections officer to cause a body cavity search to be conducted,  establish separate rules and restrictions for conducting strip searches, and limit the right of any person to […]
Judge Rules Trump Can’t Defund Sanctuary Cities

Judge Rules Trump Can’t Defund Sanctuary Cities

Yesterday, a federal judge in San Francisco blocked President's Trump's order cutting off federal grants to sanctuary cities. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by the city of San Francisco and Santa Clara County. The suit, filed in January, […]
A look at the Cincinnati Law Library rules of 1874

A look at the Cincinnati Law Library rules of 1874

Times, how they have changed. Recently, while preparing to shift materials in our Text Room, Library Director Lauren Morrison stumbled upon a copy of the library rules as written by W.S. Scarborough, Esq., Treasurer of the Cincinnati Law Library Association […]
Lexis for Solos

Lexis for Solos

Did you know that Law Library subscribers in solo practice can get access to Lexis in their offices? Our Lexis for Solos program is an optional add-on to a library subscription that allows solo attorneys to have access to Lexis Advance […]