Aisha’s Law

‘Aisha’s Law’ on domestic violence passed out of committee

BY: - October 25, 2021

A proposed law named for a Shaker Heights woman who lost her life to domestic violence was approved by a House committee on Thursday. Aisha’s Law was passed out of the House Criminal Justice Committee after receiving even more testimony on its importance, and despite arguments against it by a criminal defense association. The bill […]

Public defenders look for changes in domestic violence bill

BY: - May 21, 2021

Lawyers in the state say they support more awareness for domestic violence and consequences for offenders, but want to see changes to the Aisha’s Law, the proposed legislation to bring harsher punishments. Members of state and county public defenders offices and justice organizations presented opposition testimony to House Bill 3, which would expand the legal […]

‘Aisha’s Law’ for domestic violence protections returns to Ohio legislature

BY: - February 26, 2021

Expansions to domestic violence protections have once again returned to the Ohio Statehouse, after passing the House last year but failing to see daylight in the Senate. State Rep. Janine Boyd, D-Cleveland Heights, said in Thursday’s House Criminal Justice Committee that this was the 14th version of the bill attempting to enhance punishments for certain […]

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Aisha’s Law: Law enforcement, survivor urge attention to strangulation in domestic violence bill

BY: - December 7, 2020

Paula Walters spent more than a decade battling health problems before doctors diagnosed the traumatic brain injury resulting from a 2006 night when she was strangled by her abuser. She stood up in front of a recent meeting of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee begging the members not to stand down from calls to enhance […]

Ohio’s exploding vouchers program, a $13 minimum wage and a domestic violence bill

BY: - January 21, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Vouchers. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler is reporting, “Change To Exploding Voucher Program Likely Coming, But Time Is […]