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Akron Muni Judge Cook shares view on human trafficking

In my role as a judge on the Akron Municipal Court and as a longtime proud resident of Akron, I am deeply alarmed by the unsettling statistics surrounding the crime of human trafficking and its prevalence in our own community. Specifically, I am concerned about the safety of our children and am writing today in order to urge citize ... (full story)


De-Escalating after Dallas and Baton Rouge

The original plan for this week’s column was to run part 2 of the last column’s discussion of preferential voting. That second part will run, but the events of the last week demand a timely response.
As I write this column, we are still learning the details of a second ambush of police officers, this one in Baton Roug ... (full story)


State


Clinton condemns shooting of Baton Rouge officers

Clinton condemns shooting of Baton Rouge officers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hillary Clinton on Monday called for an end to the "madness" after the death of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, condemning a series of recent shootings involving police and vowing to hold those who kill police officers legally accountable.
"They represent the rule o ... (full story)


Judge: Most documents in Bundy case in Nevada to stay sealed

Judge: Most documents in Bundy case in Nevada to stay sealed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas cited prosecutors' concerns about threats of violence in a ruling that keeps many documents secret in the Nevada criminal case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and a 2014 armed standoff with government agents.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen said she found a "cred ... (full story)


Proposed bill: Hotline would allow for anonymous reports of wage discrimination

A pair of Cleveland-area state legislators introduced legislation recently that seeks to set up a toll-free hotline for the purposes of Ohio workers to report anonymously allegations of wage discrimination.
Democrats Kent Smith of Euclid and Janine Boyd of Cleveland Heights jointly sponsored House Bill 586, which proposes the Pay ... (full story)


Ohio's Kasich urges working together at NAACP convention

Ohio's Kasich urges working together at NAACP convention

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich condemned the slayings of police officers Sunday while urging that people work together for healing in a speech sprinkled with biblical references at the NAACP national convention.
Three officers were killed earlier Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the latest violence involving po ... (full story)


Technology


ABA overview on cyber liability insurance

A recent American Bar Association survey found that, while all attorneys are required to carry professional liability insurance, only eleven percent of attorneys have coverage for data breaches and other potential problems cybersecurity problems.
Clearly, at this point, the news of an endless cycle of cyber breaches in law firms ... (full story)