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Obama for America v. Husted

Obama for America v. Husted (Case 2:12cv00636), United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, is the controversial “early voting” challenge receiving national attention because of Ohio’s history of being a  swing state in national elections. The issue before District Judge Economus is deciding if recent amendments to ORC 3509.03, which eliminate in-person …Read the Rest

Oxford University Press Journals leave Westlaw

Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports has been reporting on the August 1, 2012 removal of  a number of Oxford University Press (OUP) journals from the Westlaw database to Lexis-Nexis. Law professors and practitioners in the United States are concerned that this change will alter article impact citation counts and journal rankings. Rhodri Jackson at OUP explains …Read the Rest

Ohio’s Early Voting Battle

As we move into the final months of of the 2012 presidential campaign, Ohio’s new rules regarding who is allowed to vote during the 72 hours leading up to Election Day on November 6, taken center stage. Ohio is far from the only state with newly introduced voting restrictions. Felesia M. Jackson, in an Aug. …Read the Rest


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, describes PubMed as “a free database accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez information retrieval system. PubMed was first released in …Read the Rest

“Poor Land in Jail. . .” and a look at Ohio

On July 2, 2012, the New York Times ran an article by Ethan Bronner entitled, “Poor Land in Jail as Companies Add Huge Fees for Probation.” Focusing on  small southern towns, the article examines “the mushrooming of fines and fees levied by money-starved towns across the country and the for-profit business that administer the system.” …Read the Rest

Ohio School Reform 2012

Major changes are coming to school districts in the State of Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports that an agreement has been reached by state legislators on two education bills. Senate Bill 316, backed by Gov. John Kasich, is expected to pass after differing versions of the bill are reconciled. Among the sticking points between the …Read the Rest