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Ohio guidelines for reissuing cancelled health plans this morning has an article relating that “The Ohio Department of Insurance  issued new guidance last  Wednesday for insurance companies considering reissuing plans  they had cancelled because they weren’t compliant with new Obamacare rules that go into place next month. Details about the process and rules for insurers to […]

Ohio Supreme Court hearing traffic light controversy

An article in the Toledo Blade last week revealed the Ohio Supreme Court’s agreeing to review a decision by Ohio’s 6th District Court of Appeals that said a challenge of the appeal process for red-light camera citations should not have been thrown out by […]

Traffic stop search & seizure differences under state and federal constitutions spelled out in separate case law from U.S. and Ohio Supreme Court cases.

Ohio’s Supreme Court news service this morning reported the Sixth District Court of Appeals' reversing a defendant’s three-year prison sentence on Fourth Amendment constitutional grounds, remanding the case back down to Wood County Court of Common Pleas. [ State v. Brown, 2013-Ohio-5351  ] […]

Is Supreme Court Ruling Closing Door on Public Records Access?

The Supreme Court’s new service this morning is carrying an editorial by the Hudson Hub Times saying “The Ohio Supreme Court closed the door on public records access to JobsOhio yesterday in affirming its exemption as the non-profit entity created by Gov. John Kasich to […]

Ky. announces plan to ensure DNA taken from felons

Kentucky corrections officials announced plans Wednesday to fix a faulty system to ensure DNA samples are in f act taken from every Kentucky felon as required by law, acknowledging the failure to collect samples was more widespread than first reported,” NKy.comreported […]

Modernizing & Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States

With all of the confusion, discussion & debate about health care and insurance right now, Sabrina Pacifici’s post on yesterday morning, in fact, at least offer some degree of calm for many --- officials & lawmakers on both state and the federal level […]

Expanded access to Ohio adoption records

The Toledo Blade and Cleveland Plain Dealer last week were among those carrying news about a pair of Ohio adoption  bills emerging from  their respective legislatures and making their way toward the governor’s desk. Prior to 1964 birth certificates in Ohio were considered public […]

Ohio Supreme Court Traffic Rule amendments

The Ohio Supreme Court’s news service last week posted theannouncement that the Court had adopted  amendments to the Court’sTraffic Rules facilitating the use of electronic tickets by law enforcement in the state. Traf.R. 3(F) clarifies that a defendant’s signature isn’t necessary on an […]

Ohio bills signed into law

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed twelve bills into law last week including: SB23 ADOPTION RECORDS – Outright repealing the laws that permit post-1963 adoptees who became available or potentially available for adoption prior to September 18, 1996 to file a petition in probate court to […]

Ohio Supreme Court considering Accelerated Joint Bachelor’s/Law Degree “3+3” Program Rule Changes

A post by the Ohio Supreme Court’s news service, Court News Ohio, earlier this week announced the Court’s proposed amendment to Rule I of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio, which would allow applicants to apply for […]