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Video: Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

(THE CONVERSATION) A committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is readying a report with recommendations for equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. In this Q&A, bioethicist Dr. Nicole Hassoun of Binghamton University breaks down the elements in the recently published draft report from the c ... (full story)

Ohio attorneys to man the polls in exchange for CLE credit

Ohio attorneys to man the polls in exchange for CLE credit

Some Ohio lawyers will be stepping away from their legal practices on Election Day to serve as poll workers at voting locations around Ohio, and they’ll be able to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credit for their assistance.
It’s all part of a statewide effort to recruit new volunteers to help solve an impendi ... (full story)


Utility regulator lacked jurisdiction to consider meter-reading error

Because Duke Energy was not acting as a “public utility” when managing the meter of an electric supplier to a large southwestern Ohio industrial customer, state regulators lacked jurisdiction to find Duke provided inadequate service when meter data was miscalculated, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
In a unanim ... (full story)

Poop knives, arachnophobic entomologists win 2020 Ig Nobels

Poop knives, arachnophobic entomologists win 2020 Ig Nobels

Maybe this year's Ig Nobels, the spoof prizes for dubious but humorous scientific achievement, should have been renamed the Ick Nobels.
An anthropologist who tested an urban legend by fashioning a knife out of frozen human feces, and a man who found that spiders oddly give scientists who study insects the heebie-jeebies, are amo ... (full story)

Gay marriages rise 5 years after Supreme Court ruling

Gay marriages rise 5 years after Supreme Court ruling

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages around the U.S., more than a half million households are made up of married same-sex couples, according to figures the U.S. Census Bureau released last week.
Since 2014, the year before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same sex marria ... (full story)

New law bans officials from closing Ohio places of worship

COLUMBUS (AP) — Houses of worship can't be shut down by local or state officials, and elections can't be moved from their prescribed dates, under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine and pushed by fellow Republican lawmakers angered over orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
DeWine expressly d ... (full story)


Technolawyers top 2020 products

Normally (whatever that was) a list of the top products of a calendar year comes out some time in the first quarter of the following year. But not in 2020, where each week seems like a decade.
So, ¾ of the way through 2020, the amazing folks at Technolawyer (actually Robert Ambrogi) have a top-10 new product list of a yea ... (full story)