She first caught the “law bug” as a teenager and since then Akron Municipal Court Judge Katarina Cook said she has been on a mission to use the power of the legal system to help people.
I have always wanted to be a judge,” said Cook, a Republican who took office in 2009. “It is my philosophy that if I ca ... (full story)
MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Foley stood before a judge in Broward County's drug court — fellow abusers sitting behind in him in the pews — talking about the fitful life of a recovering addict, the random drug tests, the counseling and what he hoped was his next, clean chapter.
Foley, 21, has been hooked on heroin for ne ... (full story)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade-old law that transformed the battle against HIV and AIDS in developing countries is at a crossroads. The dream of future generations freed from epidemic is running up against an era of economic recovery and harsh budget cuts.
The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief grew out of an unlikel ... (full story)
In a recent decision, the 12th District Court of Appeals ruled to remand a Clermont County Court of Common Pleas case for resentencing based on a defendant’s claim that his charges should have been merged.
Walter Richardson’s conviction stemmed from events that took place on Jan. 31, 2011, when Jermaine Carlock arriv ... (full story)
Reps. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, and Ron Maag, R-Lebanon, have partnered to back a bill that would regulate, rather than ban, Internet cafes across the state.
House Bill 101 would create the State Lottery Commission Office of Sweepstakes Compliance to license and oversee the operation of sweepstakes gaming devices.
“This leg ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — In the future Ohio Gov. John Kasich will call family members of murder victims when he decides to spare the lives of death row inmates, the governor's office said last week.
Kasich's decision followed a meeting earlier last week with relatives of a homicide victim upset by the governor's decision to grant c ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — The March of Dimes is spending $10 million in Ohio for collaborative research into the problem of babies being born prematurely.
The project will draw on the expertise of hospitals in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati to try to explain why babies are born too soon and to find ways to use that information t ... (full story)
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A proposal in the state Senate would require more government meetings to be open to the public and expand the possible penalties for violating Ohio's open meetings law.
The legislation proposed by state Sen. Shannon Jones, a Republican from Springboro, has prompted concern among some public officials wh ... (full story)
It looks like there may be major changes coming to some of the federal rules that deal with electronic document discovery. So hold onto your hats.
ESI has completely changed the discovery game, and the rules are set to change in tune with that. The Federal Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee has approved changes to Fed. Civ. R ... (full story)