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Man’s illegal gun possession can be basis for involuntary manslaughter conviction

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled recently that if a person is prohibited from using a gun but does so anyway, proximate resulting in the death of another, he can be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The reason that he is prohibited from using the gun is irrelevant. Read More of "Man’s illegal gun possession can be basis for involuntary manslaughter conviction"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

New ABA edition guides lawyers in interpreting and applying Section 409A

The American Bar Association has published the “Section 409A Handbook, Third Edition” by Regina Olshan and Erica F. Schohn, in collaboration with Bloomberg Law. In response to the economic uncertainty driven by the pandemic, the new edition discusses how Section 409A affects companies in economic distress. It also captures the latest developments in the practice and interpretation of Section 409A. Read More of "New ABA edition guides lawyers in interpreting and applying Section 409A"

ODOT to spend $51.1M on pedestrian safety improvements

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced a plan to invest $51.1 million in traffic safety improvement projects that specifically address the rise in pedestrian-involved traffic crashes and fatal roadway departures on state and local roads. Read More of "ODOT to spend $51.1M on pedestrian safety improvements"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

DOJ Announces $40 million in funding to advance community policing and $5 million in funding for the Collaborative Reform Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the availability of approximately $40 million in funding in Community Policing Development (CPD) grants and roughly $5 million for the Collaborative Reform Initiative. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland first announced the expansion of technical assistance services offered to law enforcement agencies through the Collaborative Reform Initiative in March 2022. Read More of "DOJ Announces $40 million in funding to advance community policing and $5 million in funding for the Collaborative Reform Initiative"

How the US has remained a world leader for so long

An interesting thing happened after Russia invaded Ukraine. Though US standing in the world had taken a knock after the much-needed but chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, there was no question where the world’s democracies would turn for leadership in the Ukraine crisis. As much of Europe and Asia has found a new resolve on behalf of democratic values, in the time since the war began the US has been front and center in rallying them to the cause. Read More of "How the US has remained a world leader for so long"

Lee Hamilton, Center on Representative Government

Five who died in line of duty in 2021 honored at Ohio Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and law enforcement officers from throughout the state gathered on Thursday, May 5th to pay special tribute to the five Ohio peace officers lost in the line of duty last year. Read More of "Five who died in line of duty in 2021 honored at Ohio Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony"

Two Florida men sentenced to ten and six and a half years in prison for roles in massive covid-19 relief fraud scheme

Two Florida men were sentenced recently for leading a nationwide scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for millions of dollars in loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Read More of "Two Florida men sentenced to ten and six and a half years in prison for roles in massive covid-19 relief fraud scheme"

Columbus chosen for heat-mapping study

Columbus was recently selected as one of 16 municipalities to participate in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration heat-mapping campaign to study and address the “heat island effect,” an occurrence during which areas can be 20 degrees warmer than nearby neighborhoods. Read More of "Columbus chosen for heat-mapping study"

ELISSA SKAGGS, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

IBAHRI supports application of the Méndez Principles to end coercive interviewing

The role of the legal profession in implementing the Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering (the Méndez Principles), which aim to prevent torture, ill-treatment and resulting miscarriages of justice caused by coercive interrogation techniques and forced confessions, was the focus of a recently held panel discussion in support of the wide adoption of the Principles. Read More of "IBAHRI supports application of the Méndez Principles to end coercive interviewing"

Governor DeWine announces $51 million for traffic safety projects

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Dr. Jack Marchbanks announced recently that ODOT will invest $51 million into new traffic safety improvement projects to specifically address an increase in pedestrian-involved traffic crashes and fatal roadway departures on state and local roads. Read More of "Governor DeWine announces $51 million for traffic safety projects"

Kohl’s and Walmart agree to pay $5.5 million for alleged deceptive violations of the Textile Act and Rules and around the use of bamboo

The Department of Justice, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), recently announced that Kohl’s Inc. (Kohl’s) and Walmart Inc. (Walmart) have agreed to pay $2.5 million and $3 million in civil penalties, respectively, in as part of settlements to resolve allegations that Kohl’s and Walmart violated the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Act) and associated rules (Textile Rules) and the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) by making deceptive claims about products supposedly made of bamboo. Read More of "Kohl’s and Walmart agree to pay $5.5 million for alleged deceptive violations of the Textile Act and Rules and around the use of bamboo"

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