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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 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 […]

Ohio Supreme Court finds offense classifications can be applied retroactively

The Ohio Supreme Court last week found in answering a certified conflict between two of the state’s appellate courts that "a defendant may benefit from the decrease in a classification and penalty of an offense enacted by the General Assembly […]

Ohio Supreme Court Taking Steps in Dealing with Judicial Emergencies

Court News Ohio, the Supreme Court’s news service, announced yesterday that the Court was proposing changes to deal with judicial emergencies and the temporary relocation of courts in the state after questions arose from emergency-related events, such as the 2012 wind storm […]

Ohio Supreme Court seeking comments on amendments to disciplinary rules & regulations

The Supreme Court’s news service, Court News Ohio, Tuesday posted that “following a year-long review of disciplinary procedure rules and regulations of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline, the board submitted proposed amendments to the Ohio Supreme Court for consideration. After […]