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Discussing superdelegates after Trump

The current general election cycle has, among other things, warmed my feelings about superdelegates.
It may be a little difficult to remember after months of rally violence, tweetstorms and leaked audio, but once superdelegates were among our leading political controversies. Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders listed superdelegates ... (full story)

Former Akron law director makes the switch to private practice

She spent most of her career handling legal matters for the city of Akron now former law director Patricia Ambrose Rubright has made the switch to private practice.
On Sept. 8 she joined the law firm of Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co. as of counsel in the municipal law group, where she’s focusing on civil rights and defendi ... (full story)


Guidelines to help in family law cases involving domestic abuse

Last week, the Supreme Court of Ohio released a guide meant to assist domestic and juvenile courts in sorting out custody and visitation issues in cases involving domestic violence.
"Each case that involves an allocation of parental rights and responsibilities presents a unique set of circumstances, i.e., strengths and chall ... (full story)

24-hour crisis texting hotline in Ohio now available

Ohioans in need of help in a crisis now have a new resource in a statewide text line.
Starting this month, any Ohio resident who needs help coping in a crisis can now text the keyword "4hope" to 74174 to be connected to a crisis counselor.
The text line is an effort to utilize the proven benefits of a 24/7 crisis hot ... (full story)

Attorney convicted of sexual battery receives 2-year suspension

The Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday suspended a central Ohio attorney for two years after he was convicted of sexual battery in March 2015.
The court voted 5-2 to suspend Kenneth J. Warren of Dublin and to deny him any credit for the time he served under an interim suspension that started the month of his conviction. The per curiam op ... (full story)

Professional conduct board issues 2 advisory opinions

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recently issued two advisory opinions. One opinion addresses how long a lawyer may hold a client’s or third party’s funds in a trust account to ensure that a check has cleared and the funds are available for distribution. The second opinion addresses the permissibility of client t ... (full story)

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam lead rock hall of fame ballot

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam lead rock hall of fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nine of the 19 acts nominated are on the ballot for the first time, with Shakur and Pearl Jam in their first year of eligibility. More ... (full story)


Is an FBI hack a Fourth Amendment search?

(You may not know this but) law enforcement has the capability to hack into computers using software (malware for you privacy advocates) called a Network Investigative Technique, or NIT.
Several cases have recently come before federal judges arising from the use of NIT to track thousands of computers accessing one dark website wh ... (full story)