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Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations Indexes

Emily Feltren, Director of Government Relations at the American Association of Law Libraries, and our own director, Mary Jenkins, who is also chair of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries’  government relations committee, are bringing their shared concern to the […]

Ohio Supreme Court juvenile/adult determination case heard

Along with our earlier post on Ohio juvenile cases before the Supreme court, the Cleveland Plain Dealer yesterday carried newsof a third case involving a 16-year-old referred to as “D.M.”, who was charged with an act that would constitute aggravated robbery if […]

Minimum Wage Bills

With President Obama's call for a higher national minimum wage having failed to win the backing of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives even with the Congressional Budget Office’s saying in a report released last month that raising the minimum wage to […]

Felony Enhancement Bills

Two bills were introduced in Ohio’s House of Representatives this past week we think warrant early mention. Rep. Jack Cera introduced the first seeking “To increase to 10 years the mandatory prison term for a person who is convicted of […]

Ohio Supreme Court Adopts Interpreter Services Improvements

The Ohio Supreme Court’s news service Monday announced that the Court had approved rule changes that will provide better access to the state’s judicial system for people who need language interpretation, amending Rules 80-88 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts […]

Supreme Court decision against political donation limits won’t affect Ohio — at least for now

FoxNews, along with the others, yesterday morning reported the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give to candidates, political parties and political action committees are unconstitutional -- splitting the court's liberal and conservative justices – […]

Ohio Supreme Court’s resolving of traffic camera issue

Parts of a controversy that’s actually nation-wide may soon be resolved at least in this state when the Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments over the legality of traffic cameras Friday. A Cleveland Plain Dealer article yesterday related that “while the case specifically involves […]

Ohio Death Penalty Review Task Force Report

The Columbus Dispatch this morning is reporting that “sweeping changes in how Ohio handles capital punishment, including banning executions of the mentally ill, requiring DNA evidence or a videotaped confessions and reserving the death penalty for the 'worst of the worst' crimes, are among […]

Ohio Death Penalty Task Force Report Update

Not all of the 22-member Ohio Supreme Court death penalty assessment task force were in agreement when they wrapped up their review of the state’s death penalty “administrative and procedural mechanisms” yesterday, Cleveland’s Plain Dealerreports this morning, with prosecutors on the […]

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.

Bruce Springsteen back in 1992 sang a song called "57 Channels (And Nothin' On),” NPR this morning commenting on his being ahead of his times with our now having hundreds of channels -- like it or not --- most are part of your basic cable […]