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Toledo Legal News - News Judge James Carr appointed to two benches, one by a democrat, one by a republican

 

Judge James Carr is a contemplative man. Other judges talk of their love of gardening or golf; Judge Carr, a graduate of Harvard Law, walks around the block while listening to a book on tape. While this in and of itself certainly does not qualify the Judge as a deep thinker, it is emblematic of a man who can best be described as an academic. Judge Carr has worn many hats over the years. He has been a lawyer, a magistrate, a Federal Court judge (now Chief Justice of the Northern Ohio District), President of the Toledo Bar Association and a judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a position which grants him the responsibility of issuing warrants authorizing the wire-tapping of American citizens.

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Michael Davisson, Toledo Legal News Staff Writer

Asset exchanges allowed twice a year with Ohio’s 529 plan

When you set up your child’s 529 plan, you selected investment options in which to place your college savings. Now that some time has passed, you’ve done additional research and would like to change your 529 investment strategy. Can you do it? Yes, you can.

Date Published: August 17, 2017

Ohio Dem seeks federal reclassification of pot

A northeast Ohio lawmaker is calling on Congress and President Donald Trump's Justice Department to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I controlled substances as the state continues implementation of its medical marijuana policy and associated enterprises.

Date Published: August 17, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio affirms sentences for crimes committed by juvenile

If a juvenile is convicted of committing a crime that, when charged, required the case to be transferred from the juvenile division to the general division of a common pleas court, the juvenile will be sentenced by the general division for all convictions in that case, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 17, 2017

Fired adult-services worker had to disclose sealed conviction

The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities had the right to terminate an adult-services worker for failing to disclose his sealed criminal conviction on applications to renew his state registration during the 18 years he worked there, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 16, 2017

Ohio State Bar Foundation announces 2017 annual award winners

The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) is pleased to announce it has selected four honorees to be recognized at its Annual Awards Dinner, October 6, 2017, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Date Published: August 16, 2017

Possible times announced for Homecoming football game

The Mid-American Conference announced last week that Toledo's Oct. 7 Homecoming football game vs. Eastern Michigan will start at either 12 noon on CBS Sports Network or at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3. The game time will be announced on Sept. 25.

Date Published: August 16, 2017

Restrictions to use of red-light cameras ruled unconstitutional

Three of the many provisions of a 2015 state law regulating the use of red-light and speed cameras are unconstitutional because they infringe upon municipal authority without serving an overriding state interest, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 15, 2017

Toledo man convicted of multi-state heroin distribution conspiracy

Ricky Thompson, aka Boom, 43, of Toledo, Ohio was convicted on Friday of conspiracy to distribute over 1 kilogram of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, announced Jack Smith, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. A federal jury in Nashville found Thompson guilty on all charges, after a two-week trial, including conspiracy to commit money laundering; possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking; and conspiracy to commit witness intimidation.

Date Published: August 15, 2017

Death penalty upheld for 1991 murder near Ohio-Indiana border

Ohio courts maintained the authority to try a suspected killer and his death sentence stands even if the evidence could not determine whether his victim was killed in Ohio or Indiana, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 14, 2017

Man accused of repeat consumer protection violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a consumer protection lawsuit against a man accused of repeatedly failing to deliver promised home improvement services to customers.

Date Published: August 14, 2017