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Democracy, rights and marriage equality

The campaign for marriage equality broke its impressive unbeaten streak recently in Robicheaux v. Caldwell in which District Court Judge Martin Feldman of the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that Louisiana’s laws refusing to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples are constitutional. Shortly thereafter, Judge Richard ... (full story)


National


North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.
Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea, even as it ... (full story)


State


Document: Governor's office forced pharmacy firing

Document: Governor's office forced pharmacy firing

COLUMBUS (AP) — A top aide to Gov. John Kasich threatened to "decimate" the state pharmacy board and ruin the executive director's reputation if the board didn't fire the director, according to a board document released Tuesday.
A timeline created by former board Executive Director Kyle Parker of events leading t ... (full story)


Man accused of trafficking heroin, cocaine wins appeal

In a recently released opinion, the 4th District Court of Appeals vacated drug convictions for a man found riding in a van that was transporting heroin and crack cocaine.
Antwon Criswell appealed his convictions for drug possession and drug trafficking from the Scioto County Court of Common Pleas.
He asserted that the state f ... (full story)


Bill changes eligibility for Military Sacrifice license plate

A McDermott lawmaker has adjusted a bill that would establish a Military Sacrifice license plate.
The license plate would be available to immediate family members of an individual who died while serving honorably outside of a combat zone in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“Currently these fallen service members hav ... (full story)


Candidates in Ohio governor's race won't debate

Candidates in Ohio governor's race won't debate

COLUMBUS (AP) — In a turn of events unprecedented in recent years, Ohio's governor and his Democratic challenger won't face each other in debates ahead of Election Day.
Republican Gov. John Kasich's campaign said Tuesday that he is seeking other opportunities to discuss his plans for Ohio's future.
Kasich spokeswoman Co ... (full story)


Technology


All-In-One Practice Management Apps

Many law firms piece together software that they need from multiple sources. But there are companies that provide all-in-one solutions to an entire law office’s needs, so that is always an option.
The ABA’s GP Solo newsletter has a nice overview of this practice management software posted here.
Here are some highl ... (full story)