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The Portage County Legal News is a daily publication devoted to legal, financial, real estate and general news. Designated by the Federal, County and Municipal Courts as the Official Law Journal of Portage County, Ohio.

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Lorain County Court's diversion program ruled unconstitutional

In keeping with its own established precedent, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas’ General Division Pretrial Diversion Program is unconstitutional.
The ruling resulted in the reversal of the Lorain County court’s dismissal of charges against Tyrone Price, who ... (full story)

High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.
The justices on Monday debated whether out-of-court statements that children make to their teachers about abuse can be used as evidence ... (full story)