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OSBA honors Akron area attorneys for longtime service
 

As part of the District 11 annual meeting on April 17, 2018 the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) recognized four Akron area attorneys for five decades of service to the legal profession. One attorney was honored for 65 years of service. 
About the honorees:
Duane Lawrence Isham of Akron was honored for 65 years of servic ... (full story)


Aging death row: Is executing old or infirm inmates cruel?

Aging death row: Is executing old or infirm inmates cruel?

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Vernon Madison has spent decades on Alabama's death row. Now 67, Madison has suffered from strokes and dementia and his lawyers say he no longer recalls the crime that put him there: the 1985 killing of a police officer.
His speech is slurred, he suffers from confusion, and once thought he was near r ... (full story)


GOP leaders made trip with lobbyists, Ohio speaker who quit

GOP leaders made trip with lobbyists, Ohio speaker who quit

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican legislative leaders from at least four states have acknowledged taking part in a London summer trip with lobbyists and an Ohio speaker who recently resigned citing questioning by federal investigators about his activities.
Minnesota Speaker Kurt Daudt, Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos, Michigan Speaker ... (full story)


GOP bills to curtail LGBT rights failing

NEW YORK — In a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discriminatory.
In the thick of this year’s legislative sessio ... (full story)


Case of Dead Sea Scrolls, online impersonation ends with probation

NEW YORK — Raphael Golb’s conviction wasn’t quite like any other: using online aliases to discredit his father’s adversary in a scholarly debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The 9-year-old case got a New York law thrown out and finally ended Monday with no jail time for Golb, who persuaded a judge to revisit ... (full story)