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Ohio Supreme Court rules email discussion violates Open Meetings Act

USA - May 4 2016 On May 3, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in White v. King that Ohio’s Open Meetings Act “prohibits any private prearranged discussion of…

Warren I. Grody

Who is a lobbyist? New York ethics opinion blurs lines and raises questions

USA - April 15 2016 Understanding the definition of a lobbyist under state law and, additionally, who must register and complete lobbyist filings is an important…

What went wrong? Using campaign funds for personal legal expenses

USA - April 15 2016 In March 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that former U.S. Senator Larry Craig…

2016 Ohio primary election update and summary

USA - March 16 2016 On Tuesday, March 15, Ohioans cast ballots in the 2016 primary election. While the 2016 presidential election has been capturing most of the media…

6th Circuit upholds Ohio’s judicial election process

USA - March 2 2016 On February 11, 2016, a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision that upheld Ohio’s system for electing…