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Incoming Akron Bar president Tom Teodosio unveils agenda

Over the past year, Akron Bar Association President-elect Tom Teodosio has been working closely with president Susan Durr on a variety of initiatives designed to increase diversity in the legal profession and the bar association by creating a welcoming culture for attorneys from a variety of communities and backgrounds.
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State


Republicans vote to hold Garland in contempt of Congress

Republicans vote to hold Garland in contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland became the third attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress recently as Republicans moved to punish the Justice Department for refusing to turn over audio related to President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents.
Contempt is one of U.S. lawmakers' politica ... (full story)


Spikes, seat dividers, even 'Baby Shark' − camping bans like the one under review at SCOTUS are part of broader strategies that push out homeless people

(THE CONVERSATION) Should cities be allowed to outlaw sleeping in public, even when there are no beds available in local shelters? This is what the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in its review of the case Grants Pass v. Johnson.
Lower courts have ruled that arresting someone for sleeping outside when there are no free shelter be ... (full story)


Supreme Court rules to preserve access to mifepristone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled unanimously to preserve access to the abortion pill mifepristone, a pill used in the most common way to end a pregnancy. The medication was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the United States last year.
The ruling is the court's first abortion decision sin ... (full story)


Appellate panel rules electronic collar doesn’t fulfill leash requirement

A Tenth District appellate panel recently determined that the electronic collar a Columbus man had placed on his dog for a stroll along a Grandview Heights sidewalk failed to meet the city’s leash requirement.
The 3-0 panel affirmed the Franklin County Municipal Court finding that 40-year-old Nicholas Savko ran afoul of Gr ... (full story)


Technology


Can Section 230 cover developers as well as providers?

We all know what Section 230 of Title 47 is right?
The oft-times political football that, legend has it, started the modern internet, is a part of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
It generally provides protection for online communication services by making those services immune from responsibility for content provid ... (full story)