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Former Summit Cty. Judge Amy Corrigall Jones discusses new role

She spent the last 10 years of her legal career on the bench, now former Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Amy Corrigall Jones has taken on a new role as vice president of behavioral health at Oriana House Inc.
The private nonprofit behavioral health and community corrections agency provides residential and non-residential ... (full story)


State


EXPLAINER: How alleged plot exploited pandemic to net $250M

EXPLAINER: How alleged plot exploited pandemic to net $250M

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Justice has charged 48 people in Minnesota in what prosecutors have called a $250 million scheme to defraud a federal meals program.
Prosecutors said just a fraction of the money went toward feeding kids, with the rest laundered through shell companies and spent on property, luxury cars ... (full story)


'Sanctuary' cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

'Sanctuary' cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

NEW YORK (AP) — There are few places in the U.S. with a more deeply ingrained reputation as a refuge for immigrants than New York City, where the Statue of Liberty rises from the harbor as a symbol of welcome for the worn and weary.
But for Mayor Eric Adams, reconciling that image with an influx of migrants landing in the ... (full story)


Grants available for field trips to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Ohio’s award-winning civic education program, at the Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Center in Columbus, is in school tour season. Grants are available to underwrite transportation costs, so more schools can take advantage of the learning experience.
A school field trip immerses students in a subject area, pr ... (full story)


Technology


Robots can’t apply for patents

Sucks for robots, I guess.
Judge Leonard Stark of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has sided with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the lower federal court that an Artificial Intelligence system cannot apply for a patent on its invention as an artificial being.
The case, Thal ... (full story)