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

Three UT Rockets named to Academic All-MAC Team

Junior Colin Joseph, junior Stephen Watts and sophomore Spencer Shoemaker have been named to the 2016-17 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office recently announced. The trio represents UT on the 21-player list which honors student-athletes' achievements both on the golf course as well as in the classroom.

Date Published: May 23, 2017

Dayton man indicted on terrorism charge

A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, of Dayton, Ohio, with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Alebbini allegedly attempted to provide support in the form of personnel, namely himself, to ISIS.

Date Published: May 22, 2017

Ohio’s 529 Plan counting down to 529 Day

Ohio’s 529 Plan knows how important it is to celebrate life’s milestones and May is filled with them: Mother’s Day, Graduation, Memorial Day, and 529 Day. 529 Day? What’s that? Held on May 29, 529 Day highlights the importance of saving now for your child’s future college education in a 529 college savings plan, whether the future is eighteen years away or three months from now.

Date Published: May 22, 2017

Rocket tennis to hold summer youth camp

The Toledo men's and women's tennis teams will host a youth tennis camp this summer on Monday-Thursday, June 19-22 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the UT Varsity Tennis Courts.

Date Published: May 22, 2017

Rail equipment is focus of bill to bolster crossing safety

A pair of northeast Ohio lawmakers want motorists to exercise extra caution on the approach to a crossbuck and rail crossing - not just for trains, but for the track maintenance machinery that also glides along the rails.

Date Published: May 19, 2017

Robin Weaver of Cleveland elected president of the Ohio State Bar Association

Robin Weaver, a veteran litigator from Cuyahoga County, was elected by his peers to serve as the next President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). As President-elect, he will serve as an officer of the OSBA beginning on July 1 of this year and will take over as President in July of 2018.

Date Published: May 19, 2017

Stiffer penalties sought for killers of first responders

A substitute bill that clarifies a legislative effort to impose stiffer penalties on individuals who assault, kill or attempt to kill a first responder or member of the military continues to advance through the Criminal Justice Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives.