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641 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

Judge who denied name changes for transgender teens is sued for alleged pattern of bias

A judge in Lebanon, Ohio, says he has no bias against transgender people but is obligated to consider the best interests of a child in name change requests—and that sometimes…

Senators take aim at bail industry backers

The mention of “bail bonds” can conjure familiar images: red neon signs glowing near a county jail, or the leather vest, dark sunglasses and blond mane of reality show star…

Thinking he was being funny, lawyer suspended for insulting paralegal he called a ‘ho’

A Cleveland lawyer has been suspended from law practice after his paralegal recorded his denigrating comments about her weight, appearance and intelligence.

Howard Skolnick received a one-year suspension with six…

9th Circuit permits lawsuit by Trump supporters over California rally violence to go forward
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that supporters of President Donald Trump may continue a lawsuit alleging police intentionally steered them into an “unruly mob” of protesters who injured them.
Lawyer is suspended after apparent sex act with client is caught on courthouse security camera

A lawyer from Zanesville, Ohio, has been suspended after a security camera live-streamed an apparent sexual interaction with a client to courthouse deputies.

Lawyer Brian William Benbow was suspended for…

Ohio’s limitations on judicial candidates are constitutional, 6th Circuit rules
A three-judge panel from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ohio’s fundraising and partisan limitations placed on judicial candidates.
US Customs will return $57,330 seized at airport; immigrant says another $770 is due
An immigrant who is a U.S. citizen isn’t satisfied with the government’s offer to return $57,330 seized from him last October at a Cleveland airport.
Supreme Court rules Ohio’s voter purge didn’t violate federal law
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Ohio’s procedure for purging inactive voters.

The court ruled 5-4 that Ohio's procedure comports with federal voting law. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote the majority opinion. The court's four liberal justices dissented.
Opioids, justice & mercy: Courts are on the front lines of a lethal crisis
Court diversion programs are expanding in the opioid crisis, with judges increasingly an advocate on the sidelines. Local courts are pivoting from crime and punishment to carrot-and-stick, using more humane, interventional approaches to deal with the defendants with addictions who are overwhelming their dockets.
Opioid family court cases increase
Child welfare agencies in Vermont, Minnesota and Ohio cite opioids as driving an increase in the number of children in foster care. A 2011 study found that opioid abuse was associated with increased domestic violence.
April 13, 1963: Sam Sheppard seeks a new trial
Five months before 'The Fugitive' first aired, F. Lee Bailey challenged the extraordinary 1954 trial and conviction of Dr. Sam Sheppard, on whose case the TV series was based.
Former Ohio attorney general regrets being ‘in the pocket’ of the NRA

A former Ohio state attorney general who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment in office is expressing regret about another issue: his bowing to pressure created by the National…

Lawyer representing neo-Nazis declares that ‘white people are the chosen people’
A Cincinnati-area lawyer stepped forward when white supremacists and neo-Nazis had trouble finding legal representation in a civil case stemming from the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
General counsel for Midas parent company gets stayed suspension for unauthorized practice
A general counsel who failed to complete his continuing education requirements, leading to his suspension from law practice in Ohio, has received a two-year stayed suspension because of his legal work for his Florida corporation.
Suit claims Facebook had duty to warn of disturbing posts by man who posted fatal shooting video

A lawsuit filed last Friday contends Facebook’s data mining creates a special relationship with its users that includes a duty to warn of disturbing posts that threaten violence.

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