Lucy Langston and Ralph Quarles loved one another. Their relationship had been going on for several years and Quarles intended to have Lucy move in with him and expand their family. But Lucy and Ralph could not let neighbors know about their relationship and they most certainly could not marry.
AKRON — A self-styled chaplain suspected in a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including aggravated murder and kidnapping.
Jan 25 2012 | Posted in AP News
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President Obama was in Ohio this week, speaking in the Cleveland area about the state of the nation’s economy. He surprised reporters (and no doubt Congressional Republicans as well) when he announced that he was appointing former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as head of the new federal consumer financial protection bureau.
Sometime during my first year of law school I received, as a gift, a sweatshirt that says across the front of it, “On the advice of my attorney, my shirt has no comment at this time.” It’s a common sentiment. Just about any time that a person is accused of a crime or involved in a situation in which they might be the target of a lawsuit, they tell the media that they would really, really like to answer questions, but their legal counsel has advised them not to. It happens so frequently that it has acquired a slang name– ‘lawyering up.’
If Ohio voters pass a statewide ballot issue this Nov. 8, it would give two Delaware County judges who would otherwise be too old to run again a chance for another term in office.
Oct 25 2011 | Posted in Current News
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Since 1949 George Orwell’s Big Brother has been watching you. Today, the thing watching you may be right in your living room, office or briefcase. Already taking heat over their most recent site redesign, Facebook has now been sued, not over their site operation, but with a claim that the site violates federal wiretapping laws.
On May 5, 1993 three eight year-old boys went missing in an Arkansas suburb. Relatives, friends and neighbors searched for them throughout the evening and overnight. In the morning, under the light of day, law enforcement teams expanded the search. By mid-afternoon the bodies of the three boys had been located in a drainage ditch. One of the boys died of extensive blood loss. The other two had drowned. They had committed no crime, done no wrong. They were the innocent victim of the most heinous crime.
It’s a favorite moment in television shows and movies about legal proceedings. Tension builds , tempers flare and (usually after some raised voices) our protagonist legal counsel leaps to his or her feet and screams, “I object!” Whether it’s Daniel Kaffee in “A Few Good Men” or Vincent Gambini in “My Cousin Vinny,” the moment where that objection is raised is often a climax in the storyline.