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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court’s new service last Friday announced that “amendments are being proposed to rules and forms concerning judicial consent to an abortion by a minor without notification of a parent, guardian, or custodian. The changes will bring the rules […]

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In its hearing  State ex rel. Munroe Falls v. Beck Energy Corporation last Wednesday, a Cleveland Plain Dealer articleprofesses the Ohio Supreme Court not only decides oil and gas drilling rights in the Summit County community of Munroe Falls, but larger consequences for […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court this morning heard an appeal from Florida death row inmate Freddie Lee Hall, who’s scored above 70 on most of the IQ tests he’s taken since 1968, but says ample evidence shows he is mentally disabled and […]

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In 1974 the Supreme Court in United States v. Matlock held Fourth Amendment prohibitions on unreasonable searches and seizures were not violated when the police obtained voluntary consent from a third party who possessed common authority over the premises sought to be […]

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