The Courts

Conservative student groups decry ‘free speech zones,’ university policies

An overflowing group of speakers from religious advocacy groups and conservative-leaning student groups came to support a bill to remove “free speech zones” on...

Bicycle advocates, survivor speaks for advancement of distracted driving bill

A bill to enhance consequences for distracted driving is moving along in a House committee, this time with an amendment exempting medical devices. The bill’s...

‘Aisha’s Law,’ expanding domestic violence penalties, passes Ohio House

As the family of Aisha Fraser looked on, the Ohio House passed a bill in hopes of helping domestic violence victims find help and...

Bill allowing ‘affirmative defense’ for employers in harassment cases moves on...

A bill that would give businesses an “affirmative defense” in sexual harassment cases has passed through committee, headed for a full vote by the...

Ohio Supreme Court says takeover of schools was constitutional

The Ohio Supreme Court deemed the takeover of certain academically distressed school districts constitutional in a 5-2 Wednesday decision. The split decision saw two justices...

Abortion bills back on the dockets as legislature committees restart business

As the Ohio legislature comes back, abortion restrictions are back on the table in committees. The House and Senate are both considering several bills on...

From hospital, Justice Ginsburg slams Trump birth control rules

WASHINGTON — Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on...

Technology grants come to local courts for telework, social distancing

The Ohio Supreme Court is releasing millions of dollars in “remote technology grants” for courts as they continue to navigate the judicial system amid...

Planned Parenthood, health clinics win injunction on coronavirus order

Just as the state began the process of opening up health care facilities, health clinics in the state prevailed on their ability to continue...

U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case as Kavanaugh urges future debate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set...
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