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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

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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)


Michigan judge allows restart of disputed oil pipeline

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge last week allowed Enbridge to resume pumping oil through a Midwestern pipeline, nearly a week after shutting it down because of damage to a structure that anchors a section of the line running through a Great Lakes channel.
Enbridge's Line 5 moves crude oil and liquids used in p ... (full story)


County not obligated to pay judge’s legal fees for courtroom control dispute

Greene County does not have to pay the more than $66,000 in attorney fees and expenses incurred by the county probate court judge during a legal dispute about courtroom use because the judge did not follow the process in state law for securing payment, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
The Supreme Court voted 5-2 to reject ... (full story)