Ohio

Sentencing

Judge polls jurors and issues 5-year sentence in child porn case; 6th Circuit dissent cited

Disability Law

How many therapy ducks are too many? Veteran with PTSD and 6 ducks appeals

Religious Law

Judge acquits man accused of putting First Amendment sticker on courthouse church directory

Law Firms

Dinsmore to acquire 40-attorney law firm based in West Virginia

Constitutional Law

Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases

Careers

Husband swears in wife as he retires and she takes his seat on the bench

Death Penalty

Ohio drops two-drug combination used in prolonged execution

Legal Ethics

Ethics complaint accuses lawyer of sexting with client later accused in extortion plot

Legal Ethics

Top state court temporarily suspends municipal judge without pay, orders her not to practice law

Business of Law

9 remaining lawyers at Houston litigation boutique to join Vorys Sater

Trials & Litigation

Will convicted judge serve 6-month jail term before her appeal is heard?

Constitutional Law

DOJ report says Cleveland police have pattern of using unreasonable force

Court Security

Spat between judge and courthouse security officer is resolved by requiring all judges to show ID

Legal Ethics

Client says lawyer hypnotized her into sex acts; emergency license suspension sought

Banking Law

Fannie Mae pursues borrowers for foreclosure losses in ‘robo-signer redux’

Legal Ethics

Disciplinary counsel seeks judge’s suspension, says morning cases are often called in midafternoon

Constitutional Law

Man charged for covering church directory at courthouse with text of First Amendment

Constitutional Law

6th Circuit upholds same-sex marriage bans in 4 states; will issue now go to US Supreme Court?

Legal Ethics

Judge faces ethics investigation over prosecutor’s viewing of live courtroom feed

Personal Lives

Lawyer is more worried about climate change than Ebola; chance of wedding-shop exposure is remote