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Lawyer who yelled profanities at judge at bar association party gets stayed suspension

An Ohio lawyer has received a stayed six-month suspension for alcohol-related conduct, including a profane outburst directed at a judge during a holiday party.

Federal judge lumps Trump with ‘charlatans’ who don’t care about democracy

Senior U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of Washington, D.C., had harsh words for former President Donald Trump on Thursday, after a jury convicted an accused Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol rioter who said he thought that he was acting on Trump’s orders.

GOP targets state courts with campaign cash, laws that change judicial elections

Seeking a more favorable climate in fights over election maps, Republicans are planning to spend record amounts on state supreme court races and introducing legislation to make judicial elections more political.

SCOTUS should not restrict counsel’s investigations in death penalty cases, ABA says

In an amicus brief filed Monday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm that counsel representing habeas petitioners should be able to investigate new evidence without first proving that the evidence will provide relief to their clients.

Misconduct finding is vacated against federal judge who refused mental health evaluation

A federal judicial ethics body has vacated a misconduct finding imposed against an Akron, Ohio, federal judge because he refused to submit to a mental health evaluation.

Stayed suspension recommended for Taft Stettinius partner who allegedly had sex with client

Updated: A partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister's Columbus, Ohio, office, should receive a stayed suspension for allegedly having sex with a client, according to a recommendation by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct.

Through ABA project, law students research police policies with plans to set up public database

Katrice Williams attends Cleveland State University’s Marshall College of Law, which is in the same town where police killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was playing at the park with a toy gun, in 2014. After that, in 2015, the city entered a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to make fundamental policy changes after it was found that police there had a pattern of excessive force.

As omicron COVID-19 cases surge, several courts pause jury trials

A California federal court said Wednesday it would suspend in-person jury trials following similar announcements by other state and federal courts amid the surge in omicron COVID-19 cases.

Judge is accused of wrongly using coercive detention to get misdemeanor defendants to pay fees, costs

An Ohio municipal judge has been accused of ignoring state law by jailing unrepresented defendants for failure to pay fees and fines without holding a hearing to determine their ability to pay.

Driver injured in collision with fortified mailbox can’t sue owners, top Ohio court says

Adjacent landowners owe no duty of care to a driver whose pickup truck hit a patch of black ice, veered off the road and hit their fortified mailbox in the right of way, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-2 decision.

Ohio law school back in compliance with program standard, ABA legal ed section’s council finds

Following a finding that the Cleveland State University's law school did not meet an ABA accreditation standard regarding program resources, it has since demonstrated compliance, according to recent notice from the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

3 pharmacy chains found liable in opioid epidemic in Ohio case

Federal jurors in Cleveland on Tuesday found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart are liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties.

Judge is suspended for jailing spectator after she refused drug test

An Ohio judge has been suspended for a year for ordering a court spectator to take a drug test and sentencing her to jail when she refused.

Laws said to encourage vigilante justice still in effect in most states

Laws that permit citizens arrests or entitle citizens to stand their ground have been blamed for vigilante shootings and tragic consequences. Yet many states still have them on the books.

Judicial candidates face sanctions as races turn aggressive; Texas voters jump on the bandwagon

Texas voters on Tuesday passed a state constitutional amendment that allows the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to investigate and take disciplinary action against judicial candidates who are not currently judges.

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