Blog


This site includes a listing of all blog posts dating back to 2013. Subscribe to our blog's RSS feed to get updates. To view pre-2013 posts, please visit our Blogger.

Sixth Circuit decision on Juvenile Strip Searches

The National Law Journal was yesterday reporting the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati's holding that, despite the fact the Hazard County, Ky. youths were arrested on the relatively minor charge of underage drinking, Breathitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center jailers acted within the law to […]

U.S. Supreme Court defining “Mental Retardation in Capital Cases this March

Law.com Wednesday morning announced that ”twelve years after the U.S. Supreme Court held in Atkins v. Virginia that execution of mentally retarded persons violates the Eighth Amendment,  justices will use the case of  Freddie Lee Hall to bring before the Court how states determine […]

Ohio’s execution quandary

The Columbus Dispatch last Friday explored some rather " 'unique circumstances' it says Ohio prison officials are facing for the first time in the 15 years since the state reinstated the death penalty, dealing simultaneously with legal issues from a past execution, one […]

Ohio courts needing to report violent offenders with mental illness

The Akron Legal News last Friday reported that “while acknowledging the need to protect law enforcement and the public, officials with local mental health courts also advise caution in the implementation of newly adopted Rule of Superintendence  95 and its accompanying form --  effective […]

Ohio Supreme Court Adopts Rule Revision, Amends 30 Protection Order Forms

The Ohio Supreme Court’s news service announced last Fridaythat the Court had adopted changes to Rule of Superintendence Rule 10.03 and 30 protection order forms, taking effect March 1st.. Diana Ramos-Reardon, domestic violence counsel for the Supreme Court, said Civil Rule of Procedure […]

Ohio Supreme Court rules establishing limits on tracking device warrants

The Columbus Dispatch yesterday observed “Ohio law is playing catch-up with the increasing police practice of secretly installing GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their travels and potentially crack crimes,” noting that Fairfield County Prosecutor Gregg Marx and Franklin County Prosecutor […]

Cluster of bills seek to curb Ohio infantile mortality rate

A Cincinnati.com article this past Tuesday began, “In Ohio, nearly eight of every 1,000 babies die before their first birthday -- nearly the highest rate among any state, and far higher than the U.S. rate of six deaths for every 1,000 births -- […]

Cleveland Traffic Cameras Update

Recent Plain Dealer articles are relating that the city of Cleveland said Wednesday that it was continuing its traffic camera enforcement, despite a court decision that said the appeals process in the program was unconstitutional, and drivers who get traffic camera tickets for […]

Ohio’s execution quandary

The Columbus Dispatch last Friday explored some rather "'unique circumstances' it says Ohio prison officials are facing for the first time in the 15 years since the state reinstated the death penalty, dealing simultaneously with legal issues from a past execution, one […]

Capital Punishment Hurdles Update

An NBC News article this morning says, referring to The Apothecary Shoppe of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s agreeing not to provide the state of Missouri with  made-to-order pentobarbital or any other drug for use in Michael Taylor's execution,  “represents a new roadblock to lethal injections — one that has […]