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Paul blends privacy with civil rights in speech

Paul blends privacy with civil rights in speech

CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul blended his message of libertarian-fueled privacy policies with civil rights-inspired criminal justice reforms during a speech Friday to the National Urban League's annual convention in this presidential battleground state.
The Kentucky Republican announced he would introduce legislati ... (full story)


Ohio gun bill opposed by California group

A California-based agency has taken issue with an Ohio bill that originally sought to decriminalize the knowing violation of a posted firearms prohibition by a landowner in a parking area on his or her own private property.
As introduced, Senate Bill 338 would have repealed a current law provision that allows a lessor of governm ... (full story)


Bill would make protection orders valid upon issuance

The Ohio House and has joined the Senate in unanimously passing a piece of proposed legislation designed to clarify state law with regard to the issuance of protection orders.
The bill, Senate Bill 261, provides that a person who recklessly violates a protection order would be guilty of the offense of violating a protection orde ... (full story)


Court rejects man's claim that state owes him money

A trial court did not err by denying a man’s request that the clerk of courts issue him a $450 check, according to a recent ruling by the 10th District Court of Appeals.
Mustafa Muhammad appealed to the three-judge appellate panel after the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas denied his writ of replevin without a hearing ... (full story)


Man who murdered victim then stole his sunglasses loses appeal

A murder conviction handed down in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas was recently upheld by a panel of judges in the 1st District Court of Appeals.
The defendant, Robert Davenport, appealed his conviction following a jury trial for the aggravated murder of Lincoln Lewis.
In eight assignments of error he argued that th ... (full story)