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Daniel Tokaji

Columbus’ rarely used ethnic-intimidation charge to face constitutional challenge

“After reading the ethnic intimidation statute in conjunction with the disorderly conduct section … I’m troubled,” Tokaji said.

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Micah Berman

Clearing the air about e-cigarettes, vaping, nicotine and health

“It seems to be that nicotine exposure in kids is linked to development in mood disorders, attention disorders, other drug-seeking behaviors,” Berman said.

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Micah Berman

Flavored vapes draw FDA ire, with some exceptions

“There’s a lot more that the FDA could do, and I think the exception for menthol is problematic,” Berman said. 

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Douglas Berman

Manafort will probably serve only 6.5 years

Owing to changes in the First Step Act, it is possible that Paul Manafort’s 7½ -year sentence could be reduced by 378 days, he said. 

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Peter Shane

Trump vows ‘VETO!’ after bipartisan U.S. Senate rebuke on wall

“Congress’s vote, even if vetoed, would solidify any court’s understanding that the so-called emergency is really part of an end-run around a legislative branch that is unconvinced an emergency exists, that refused to fund the wall, and that is constitutionally in charge of federal spending,” Shane said.

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Douglas Berman

Time’s Running Out in Michael Cohen’s Bid for a Reduced Prison Sentence

“For many prosecutors, there’s an inclination not to allow a defendant to benefit from cooperation so late in the day,” Berman said. 

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Nevada Considers Technology to Scan Cellphones After Crashes

Professor Ric Simmons was quoted in the Associated Press article that was featured in the New York Times titled, Nevada Considers Technology to Scan Cellphones After Crashes. “Lieberman points to a paper by Ric Simmons, a professor at Ohio State […]

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Douglas Berman

How to clear the air for victims of America’s unjust marijuana prohibition

“There is no limit to how much you can discriminate against a person with a criminal record,” Berman said.

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Douglas Berman

Advocates decry Ohio pharmacy board vote to ban kratom

“The huge fundamental issue is do we want the government saying ‘we’re unsure about this, therefore we prohibit it until we can be sure it’s safe’?” Berman said. “Or do we say ‘some people are benefiting from this, even if there is risk, let it be legal until we get proof that it’s more harmful than healthy?’”

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Ric Simmons

Court filings claiming immunity offer insight into possible defense strategy for accused doctor

“The statute broadly gives immunity for a lot of things. For example, if you’re following the orders or directive of a power of attorney or if you are following reasonable medical care,” Simmons said. “It allows you to give medication if you’re trying to give comfort or to relieve pain but not for the purpose of causing death.”

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Douglas Berman

Bill reintroduced in US Senate to remove cannabis from Controlled Substances Act

“Senator McConnell is a key gatekeeper for Senate votes and passage, and I have no reason to think he wants to see any significant reforms enacted in the coming year, especially after he got hemp reforms passed late last year,” Berman said.

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Why Toledo Just Gave Legal Rights to Lake Erie

Professor Cinnamon Carlarne was quoted in the City Lab article titled, Why Toledo Just Gave Legal Rights to Lake Erie.   “One of the biggest challenges that the [Lake Erie] Bill of Rights will have is moving from vision to […]

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