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The Black Panther offers thoughts about mass incarceration

Now that Marvel’s Infinity War dominates the cultural conversation (and partially inspired the last column here about population) I’m going to break the trend with a thought piece about The Black Panther.
In case you have spent most of this year off this planet, The Black Panther the 18th installment of the Marvel Ci ... (full story)


Ohio may give taxpayers option of getting refunds via bank cards

A little less than a month after the 2017 state income tax filing deadline, a committee in the Ohio House of Representatives has taken up a measure to allow electronic tax filers the option to receive their refunds by prepaid bank cards.
Lawmakers seated for the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee heard testimony fr ... (full story)

Four cases scheduled for oral arguments

The Ohio Supreme Court will consider a medical malpractice lawsuit, a federal court’s question about the state securities law, and two disciplinary cases at next week’s oral arguments.
Refiling Timeline for Dismissed Federal Case
Indiana resident Pamela Portee sued the Cleveland Clinic and two doctors for medical m ... (full story)

Family style: 14 sets of Ohio brothers remember Korea

Family style: 14 sets of Ohio brothers remember Korea

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — More than 6,000 miles from home, Stanley L. Evans Sr. could still get his hands on his hometown newspaper.
Every three or four weeks, a stack of Canton Repositories would find Evans camped on some Korean hilltop or hunkered in a valley. When the papers arrived, other soldiers in his Ohio Army National Gu ... (full story)

Akron Law student finalist in Global Legal Hackathon

Akron Law student finalist in Global Legal Hackathon<BR>

An idea that began as a way to gain an in as a lawyer has become much more for third-year Akron School of Law student Kevin Burwell.
Burwell, a 48-year-old North Canton resident, was a member of a five-person team that recently made it to the final round of the first-ever Global Legal Hackathon.
The event, held in New York Cit ... (full story)


Email tracking software may violate the rules of professional conduct

All mass email marketing companies use some form of tracking software that allows the company to see if and when the email was opened and if it was forwarded to anyone. Now several states legal ethics panels, including New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Alaska, have recently determined that the use of that kind of tracking softwar ... (full story)