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Let’s not escalate to political warfare

I have changed my mind about the upcoming confirmation process for replacing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Also about the Red Hen restaurant.
When Justice Kennedy announced his retirement, I was inclined to join the small chorus urging Democrats to shut down the Senate if that’s what it took to block President Trum ... (full story)


New federal program expected to help Akron communities

It’s been almost eight years since the Rolling Acres Mall in Akron closed in October 2008, leaving only two department stores, JCPenney and Sears, open for business.
Both have since shut down and today Pinnacle Recycling is located in the former Sears store. There are two other businesses operating as well.
Once con ... (full story)


State


Lawsuit over workers’ compensation fees must move to Court of Claims

A class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 against the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) seeking the return of administration fees collected by a bank was improperly filed and must be pursued in the Ohio Court of Claims, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
The Supreme Court determined that the lawsuit filed by workers& ... (full story)


A look at Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's notable opinions

A look at Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's notable opinions

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, has sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Here are summaries of some of his notable opinions:
HELLER v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
In a pivotal 2011 Second Amendment case, Kavanaugh wrote a dissenting opinion wh ... (full story)


Ethics review sought as ex-coaches at Ohio St. defend Jordan

Ethics review sought as ex-coaches at Ohio St. defend Jordan

COLUMBUS (AP) — A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Barack Obama are seeking an ethics review of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan even as former colleagues back his statements that he didn't know about sexual abuse of wrestlers while coaching at Ohio State University.
Some ex-wrestlers from the late 1980s and ear ... (full story)


New law to boost hunting, fishing

Of the bills rushed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature before summer break, Ohio lawmakers approved a Senate measure that supports modernization efforts by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Signed into law was Senate Bill 257, a bipartisan bill that will better accommodate the needs of hunters and anglers in the Buckey ... (full story)


Technology


Online voice search is the new upcoming tech lawyers need to get a grip on

People searching the internet for things like lawyers are using voice search more and more, and so lawyers need to line themselves up into this new world if they want to be the one that a potential client finds when she says, “Siri, find me a divorce lawyer.”
Because, you see, the algorithms are different for voice se ... (full story)