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Court rules ACA subsidies stay in place

In the last Thursday of the term, the Supreme Court released its ruling King v. Burwell, a highly anticipated case that had the potential of significantly disrupting the Affordable Care Act.
In a 6-3 decision authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the court ruled in favor of the government’s position that subsidies for insuran ... (full story)


Late Judge Lisotto to get posthumous portrait

The Mahoning County Bar Association’s tradition has always been to present a memorial portrait of each common pleas judge at the courthouse within a few years of the judge’s retirement.
However, somehow the late Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert G. Lisotto retired in 2004 and has yet to receive the honor ... (full story)


Man who shared sexually explicit photos of his grandchildren loses appeal

A Medina County man who was given maximum and consecutive sentences for pandering obscenity involving minors had his sentence confirmed recently by the 9th District Court of Appeals.
The defendant, David Thomas, was ordered to serve a total of 16 years in prison by the Medina County Court of Common Pleas.
He was originally ind ... (full story)


Frank Quirk retires from Akron ethics center

At 82, Frank Quirk is retiring from his prestigious post as co-director of The University of Akron School of Law’s Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility, and says he is looking forward to whatever the next phase of his life brings him.
“I do know that it is time to step down,” said Quirk. “I ... (full story)


Man in parking lot drug deal has appeal denied

In the 9th District Court of Appeals, a panel of three judges recently affirmed the convictions of Robert Starr, who pleaded no contest to four drug offenses.
Starr was sentenced to two years in prison by the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas after his motion to suppress evidence gathered during a police stop was denied.
At ... (full story)