It's less dumb than it sounds.
"At some point, a regulation or a law with the absolute best of intentions will be wielded by people who may not have the absolute best of intentions."
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Don't take the money.
Cops Who Assaulted and Arrested a Man for Standing Outside His Own House Got Qualified Immunity. SCOTUS Won't Hear the Case.
The Supreme Court delivers another blow to a victim of egregious police abuse.
The original formulation of OxyContin didn’t create the opioid crisis, argues psychiatrist Sally Satel, and removing it from the market didn’t make the problem go away.
Justice Department: “It is not enough to show that the officer made a mistake, acted negligently, acted by accident or mistake, or even exercised bad judgment.”
The story of why pain relievers took root in Appalachia begins decades before the introduction of OxyContin.
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If Trump loses his bid for re-election, it will be because Rust Belt voters abandoned him after four years of misguided economic policies.
Across 14 states that track party affiliations of absentee-ballot-voters, 56 percent of mail-in votes have been cast by Democrats and only 23 percent have been cast by Republicans.
The Courts Can't Decide How Many Ballot Drop Boxes Ohio Needs, and Now Everyone Else Is Confused Too
An appeals court upheld a rule by the Ohio Secretary of State to limit each county to just one ballot box, overturning a previous ruling that said more boxes were needed.
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The decision says the "unbridled and unfettered consolidation of authority in one unelected official" violates due process and the separation of powers.
Cops Who Allegedly Assaulted and Arrested a Man for Standing Outside His Own House Are Protected by Qualified Immunity
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision is "a precedent-setting error of exceptional public importance," writes dissenting judge.
The ruling says the state's top health official exceeded her statutory authority by ordering "nonessential" businesses to close.
Prisoner in Ohio Halfway House Complains About Lack of COVID-19 Preparations. He's Sent Back to Prison. Now Ohio Prisons are Exploding with COVID-19.
While his own prison is not yet facing a huge problem, Brandon Baxter had a prescient complaint for which he seems to be being punished.
The state will seek the release of nearly 200 inmates who are either at risk or nearing their release dates anyway in response to COVID-19.
The Vice Cops Who Arrested Stormy Daniels Now Face Federal Charges for Fraud and Conspiring to Violate People's Civil Rights
Two former Columbus, Ohio, police officers are accused of harassing strip club owners, patrons, and staff without legal justification.
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One man was arrested because he didn't have enough bus fare to make his court date.
And it's not alone.
Rental Car Companies Collect $4 Billion in Special Treatment While Complaining That Their Competitors Get Special Treatment
Now those companies are asking state lawmakers to ban or cripple potential competition from car-sharing programs.
An Ohio City Is Declaring Itself a 'Crime Victim' of a False Police Report and Demanding Restitution
Ohio's Marsy’s Law has the potential to be abused for municipal cash grabs.
The chief weighs in: "Poor choices were made on Christmas night."
Justice Maureen O'Connor has intervened repeatedly in the legislative process.
Increasingly theatrical and frightening active shooter drills are surprisingly common, even though school shootings are not.
But Nancy Segula will still need to rein in her "compassion for cats."
"I'm an animal lover, and I feel guilty that they're wandering around out there and they have nothing to eat."
A Mother Spends a Week in Jail, Is Fired From Her Job, and Temporarily Loses Her Kids After a Police Mix-Up
Ashley Foster was jailed and inspected by child protective services for a mistake beyond her control.
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A new law in Ohio and an executive order in Idaho require state lawmakers to take a more active role in overseeing occupational licensing boards.
A Barberton judge just sentenced a woman to jail, house arrest, and a year without social media for repeating a rumor about a pellet gun at school.
In the absence of evidence, an innocent man was treated like a criminal.
Success attributed to tools like naloxone, not punitive drug wars.