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Why 'I was just being sarcastic' can be such a convenient excuse

(THE CONVERSATION) After President Donald Trump said during his June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that increased testing was responsible for the surging number of infections, the condemnation of the inaccurate claimwas swift.
Six days later, during a Fox News town hall, Sean Hannity asked Trump about those remarks on increased ... (full story)


Medina Cty. holds National Drug Court Awareness celebration

From inspirational journeys of despair to hopefulness to firsthand accounts of the obstacles encountered on the road to recovery—those are some of the stories that were posted on the Medina County Drug Court’s Facebook page in May to pay tribute to participants and graduates of the Medina Intervention Program (MIP) as pa ... (full story)


State


LGBTQ+ rights in Ohio: A changing landscape in the workplace

Since the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers and advocacy groups have continued to focus on issues of LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace and other venues. This led to the June 15, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision in three consolidated sexual orientation and gend ... (full story)


Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

COLUMBUS (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team and then-head coach Urban Meyer pleaded guilty recently, authorities said.
An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accused Daniel Rippy of making the "electr ... (full story)


Courts not required to consider ability to pay when weighing court costs

A trial court does not have to consider a convicted criminal defendant’s present or future ability to pay court costs when considering the defendant’s request to have the costs waived, suspended, or modified, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
A Supreme Court majority found that Ohio law gives trial courts wide disc ... (full story)


Technology


Legal tech conferences go virtual

Normally, there are about a dozen legal tech conferences worth attending through the year. They usually take place in Chicago, New York, London, Las Vegas, Sedona and Disney World. They are sponsored by organizations like the American Bar Association, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), and the Corporate Legal Ope ... (full story)


Legal tech investment dives from the pandemic

The first time I heard the term “legal technology” was on Scott Piepho’s website “Pho’s Akron Pages” some time in I think the late 1990s. He had decided to designate regular old commercial technology like computers and word processing “legal tech” if it was applied in the law office. T ... (full story)