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Toledo Legal News - News Ohio academic’s labors part of U.S. Supreme Court debate


An Ohio professor’s careerlong research about the Electoral College placed his work in the middle of recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments.

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New OhioSeis stations offer better “hearing” of earthquakes

The Ohio Seismic Network (OhioSeis) continuously seeks to better serve Ohioans through seismic monitoring and risk mitigation. To that end, it is currently installing the next phase of seismic stations across Ohio. The new Gen-3 seismic stations differ from previous monitoring sites in the way they’re constructed, leading to greater sensitivity.

Date Published: May 17, 2021

Uniform knife regulation sought for Ohio

A Canfield Republican lawmaker wants Ohio to join 12 other states that have enacted knife pre-emption laws, effectively prohibiting municipalities and other government subdivisions from regulating or taxing knives.

Date Published: May 17, 2021

Bill calls for plan to upgrade state’s outmoded IT systems

House committee members last month heard testimony in support of a bill that would examine what the bill’s sponsors characterize as outdated information technology systems in state government and formulate a plan to overhaul them.

Date Published: May 14, 2021

Juvenile courts learn about LGBTQ youths’ complexities

With more awareness needed about the challenges LGBTQ people face in the juvenile justice system, the Ohio Supreme Court is educating judges and court staff on how best to handle these delicate cases.

Date Published: May 14, 2021

ABA Section of Legal Education releases comprehensive report on bar passage data

The Managing Director’s Office of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar released recently a comprehensive set of data on bar passage outcomes for American Bar Association-approved law schools. Spreadsheets are available on the section’s webpage under Legal Education Statistics, which report these outcomes on a school-by-school basis and in more detail.

Date Published: May 12, 2021

Physician charged with prescribing medically unnecessary controlled substances and health care fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Gregory J. Gerber, 55, of Port Clinton, Ohio, with 51 counts of distribution of controlled substances and two counts of health care fraud. According to the indictment, the Defendant was a licensed medical physician practicing in Sandusky, Ohio, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and anesthesiology with a sub-specialty in pain medicine.

Date Published: May 12, 2021

Proposed bill would make concealed weapons license optional

Members of the Government Oversight Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives heard sponsor testimony recently of a bill that would add the Buckeye State to the ranks of states that enforce constitutional carry gun laws.