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Health Insurance For More Than A Million Ohio Valley Residents At Stake In Affordable Care Act Challenge

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RICHMOND, Ky. (OVR) — When the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to move forward with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Democrats boycotted. In their places stood poster-sized photos of people the senators said would lose health care coverage if the court strikes down the Affordable Care Act. With just… Read More

Sen. Sherrod Brown gives his victory speech at the Ohio Democrats 2018 Midterm Election Night Watch Party at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio on November 6, 2018.

U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown Says Affordable Health Care Act Is In Jeopardy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is blasting most of his colleagues in the Senate and President Trump for proceeding ahead with appointment of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who could decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Brown says when Republicans in congress tried to gut the Affordable Care… Read More

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“Trigger Bill” To Ban Abortion In Ohio If Roe Is Overturned To Be Introduced Soon

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Anti-abortion activists in Ohio are cheering the nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court – and they plan to celebrate with a bill that would ban all abortions in Ohio if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is overturned. “This is what we’ve been waiting… Read More

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown on the left and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman on the right

US Senators Explain Their Changed Positions On Confirming A Supreme Court Nominee In 2016 And Now

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican Ohio US Senator Rob Portman has been called a hypocrite in recent days for not doing what he called for in an op-ed back in 2016 – holding off on confirmations for a US Supreme Court justice replacement in a presidential election year. Democratic Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who urged confirmation… Read More

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Supreme Court Leaves Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law in Place

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment Monday in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law on behalf… Read More

High Court Seems To Lean Against West Virginia In Tax Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seems inclined to rule against the state of West Virginia and side with a retired U.S. marshal seeking a tax refund from the state. James Dawson says West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against him by excluding him from preferential tax treatment given to most retired state law enforcement officers. Both… Read More

Court To Review Lethal Drug Records Ohio Wants To Shield

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Ohio’s prison system must produce records about lethal drugs it wants shielded from public view for justices on the state Supreme Court to review privately as part of an open records dispute, the court ruled. At issue is a lawyer’s request for multiple records about Ohio’s lethal injection drugs, including who made them and when… Read More

The Ohio Supreme Court building in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio’s Chief Justice Urges Lawyers To Offer Free Legal Aid

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is urging lawyers in the state to offer free legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The request by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor follows an emergency order from the Texas Supreme Court that allows out-of-state attorneys to temporarily practice in Texas to provide… Read More