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In 2018, Ohio Supreme Court Made Big Decisions On Abortion, Death Penalty

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It was a big year for the Ohio Supreme Court, with decisions on abortion, the death penalty and bobbleheads and the final blow to what had been the state’s largest online charter school. These and others  decisions from the court were some of the stories that made headlines in 2018. One of the biggest rulings… Read More

Ohio High Court Strikes Order Blocking Traffic Camera Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Supreme Court has ruled in a Toledo case that a trial court couldn’t block implementation of a 2015 state law deducting funding to local governments using traffic cameras to collect fines. The high court’s unanimous ruling Wednesday said lower courts couldn’t block the law because no lawsuit has challenged its… Read More

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New Pollution Guidelines For EPA

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An Ohio Supreme Court ruling could change how environmental regulators impose pollution limits on state bodies of water. The court said last week that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency must give out public notices and hold hearings before issuing pollution limits. The ruling stems from an issue involving a wastewater-treatment plant in Fairfield County. Commissioners… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court See Quick Switch To Electronic Filing

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The Ohio Supreme Court says attorneys are moving quickly to take advantage of a new electronic filing option. The court says 70 percent of documents have been filed electronically since the court began allowing the process last month. The filing is a change for the court, which previously required attorneys to mail documents or drop… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court Weighs Exceptions To Sex Offender Label

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The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether the state’s sex-offender labels amount to cruel and unusual punishment if the classification is a significantly harsher punishment than an offense warrants. At issue is a sex offender label given a man convicted following his consensual affair with a 15-year-old girl when he was 21. Ohio law classifies… Read More