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Column: Religious freedom in the Kavanaugh era

Of the many unfortunate aspects of the recent hearings regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, one of the most unfortunate was the outsized attention given to his opinion of Roe v. Wade.
I understand that it’s a sentinel culture war issue that it lends itself to easy messaging and that Sen ... (full story)


Justices who squeeked though nomination now dominate the court

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the full Senate voted, 50-48, to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. The two-vote margin is the second closest of those Supreme Court nominees who have received a Senate vote. (Of the 119 nominees, including five who were both associate justices and chief justices, about half were confi ... (full story)


Even in fourth iteration, ‘A Star is Born’ still shines

It’s an American fable, durable as “Cinderella” and romantic as “Romeo and Juliet.”
In this evergreen Pygmalion story of “A Star is Born,” a famous man discovers and marries a talented young woman, then self-destructs when her star eclipses his.
Fredric March and Janet Gaynor were the ... (full story)


State


Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit said they would file a criminal complaint against the owners after the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were found hidden in a former funeral home that had lost its license when decomposing embalmed bodies were found there earlier this year.
A criminal complaint will be opened against th ... (full story)


Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — After last year's deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs ... (full story)


Longtime Akron attorney honored for pro bono service

It’s been about four years since Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs attorney Bill Dowling first approached Barberton Municipal Court judges David Fish and Todd McKenney, along with other municipal court judges, to discuss the legal needs of Summit County residents and how Akron Bar Association lawyers looking to provide pro ... (full story)


Technology


A product to automatically search unsearchable files

It is very possible that up to a third of the documents that a law firm has stored is unsearchable—or even unfindable. And some day, you’re going to need to find and search some of those.
What’s unsearchable? Image-based documents like faxes, scanned documents like PDF’s and TIFF’s and more. What&rsq ... (full story)