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Men abused by team doc seek different response by Ohio State

COLUMBUS (AP) — Some of the men who say they're survivors of decades-old sexual misconduct by an Ohio State team doctor pleaded again for trustees to change how the university has responded to them and their claims, arguing that it has said the right things but that its actions haven't lived up to its words.
Since allegati ... (full story)

House Republicans approve anti-vaccine mandate legislation

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Private companies and public entities would be banned from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter a facility or conduct business, under anti-vaccine legislation recently passed by House Republicans hat would cover everything from privately run theaters to publicly-owned sports arenas.
In addition, ... (full story)

Ohio Supreme Court decides gun access case under Marsy's Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has successfully challenged her abusive ex-husband's right to possess a gun, under a crime victims' rights law amended into the state Constitution in 2017.
The state Supreme Court ruling on Thursday agreed with a lower court's decision against a judge's order that had granted the ex-husb ... (full story)

Lawsuit could foil Illinois' ban on immigration detention

CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Way Forward Act into law in August, he put the state squarely on the side of a growing movement against the federal government's vast immigration detention system. The law banned cities and counties statewide from renting out beds in their jails to U.S. Immigr ... (full story)

Conflict over abortion laws won't abate if Roe v. Wade falls

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On both sides of America's abortion debate, activists are convinced that Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion — is imperiled as never before.
Yet no matter how the current conservative-dominated court handles pending high-profile abortion cases — perhaps weake ... (full story)