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Ohio Representatives Robert Sprague & Denise Driehaus introduced a bill on  11/26/2013 seeking  to provide an immunity from arrest, prosecution, conviction, or supervised release sanctioning for minor drug- possession offenses for a person who seeks or obtains medical assistance for […]

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A Law.com/National Law Journal article Monday relayed “the First Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 22. in U.S. v. Thomasagreed with defendant Michael Thomas that authorities violated his Fourth Amendment rights when they obtained his DNA during a Postal Inspection Service’s prior investigation of […]

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The Supreme Court’s news service this morning announced patrons at the Supreme Court’s law library will now have free access to more resources when they perform legal research thanks to new upgrades obtained with a new contact with Westlaw, according to Erin Waltz, […]

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Steve Wise and The Nonhuman Rights Project’s filing of a habeas corpus petition in Fulton County, New York — the first of its kind seeking legal rights to non-humans — has stirred a new life of sorts into an otherwise news-numbed media, and raising […]

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Law.com and the National Law Journal had an article this morning about the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sandra Lynch, with senior judges Kermit Lipez and Norman Stahl, hearing arguments in two unrelated warrantless tracking cases,U.S. v. Báez and U.S. v. Oladosu, yesterday. The […]

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Cincinnati.com 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 […]

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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 […]

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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  ] […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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