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If Roe v. Wade is overturned, there's no guarantee that people can get abortions in liberal states, either

(THE CONVERSATION) Liberal policymakers are quickly positioning their states as abortion havens after a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion indicating that the court could overturn Roe v. Wade was made public on the evening of May 2, 2022.
Less than an hour after the leak was made public, California Governor Gavin Newso ... (full story)

Akron Law professor and former dean assumes emeritus status

He’s been a member of the faculty at The University of Akron School of Law since 2007, serving as dean until 2012. But come May 31, Dean Emeritus Martin H. Belsky will be stepping down from his full-time teaching role to serve as an adjunct professor.
“I’ve decided it’s time to focus on spending more time ... (full story)

'Walking through Europe's door, singing' – How Eurovision helps define Europe's boundaries (and why Ukraine will likely win)

(THE CONVERSATION) This year's Eurovision Song Contest – an annual celebration of pop music in which nations compete to win the votes of judges and the public – takes place on May 14 in Turin, Italy. And Ukraine is overwhelmingly the favorite to win.
While the latest odds first and foremost reflect the widespread sym ... (full story)

7th District orders hearing in dispute over bond forfeiture

A Columbiana County trial court abused its discretion in denying a bail bonding company’s motion for remission of a $20,000 bond it paid for a defendant, the 7th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
Appellant AABBB, All American Big Bob’s Bail Bonding, Inc. posted defendant Anthony Jackson’s cash/surety bo ... (full story)

11th District reverses Portage County grand theft conviction

A Portage County trial court erred by denying a defendant’s motion for acquittal in a grand theft case because the state presented insufficient evidence to convict him, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Alex Piskac was convicted on a single count of grand theft after a February 2021 jury trial. He was sen ... (full story)