April 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus the court heard arguments on whether an Ohio law that imposes penalties for making knowingly false statements about political candidates violates the right to free speech. The Ohio law makes it a ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Federal judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio said Wednesday that Ohio must immediately recognize four same-sex marriages but stayed the broader effects of the ruling pending appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Staying that portion of ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine determined on Monday that a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would overturn its current ban on gay marriage had obtained the requisite number of signatures and satisfied the requirement that it be a "fair and truthful statement of the proposed ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Addison Morris
Judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled on Monday that Ohio authorities must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. The court found that the state's refusal to recognize such marriages violates the Due Process Clause, Equal ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Michael Roberts
"Stop-question-and-frisk" (SQF), a form of proactive policing where officers detain and search persons suspected of illegal activity, has been used by police departments for decades. SQF searches are intended to maintain a level of officer vigilance targeting low-level criminal offenses in order ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
On Friday a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy Black, vowed to overturn the state's ban on the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages. Black, who has issued other limited opinions recognizing same-sex marriages in narrow contexts, stated that Ohio's ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Addison Morris
Four legally married same-sex couples on Monday filed a civil right lawsuit with the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, seeking a court order to force the state of Ohio to recognize both spouses' names on birth certificates. Three of the couples are legally married lesbian ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Supreme Court of Ohio on Wednesday distributed a warning to all of the state's judges to end the policy of imprisoning people who are unable to pay court fines, a practice deemed unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court more than 30 years ago. The bench card, which is the first of its kind in ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist David Pimentel of Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law argues that South Sudan's rule of law challenges remain a stumbling block to its development and to its capacity for addressing internal conflicts and continuing violence ... The prevailing mood in South ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The children of convicted murderer Dennis McGuire filed a lawsuit on Friday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio over the method used in McGuire's 26-minute long execution, which they say amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. McGuire, who was convicted in 1994 of raping ...[read more]

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