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Legal Procedures for Your Business

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When you're starting a business, one of the first things you need to be clued up about is the legal procedures involved with starting a business, owning a business, adhering to the legal procedures of taxation within your country, as well as intellectual property protection. Although starting a business might seem easy in the time and world we live in...

Legal Tips For Startups And Small Businesses

New businesses whether they are large-scale globetrotting ones or small start-ups, there are some laws and regulations that need to be followed by all businesses universally. Today, many legal restrictions that existed since time immemorial have been abolished and there are very few laws that need to be followed and respected. In this article, we have listed out some...

Getting to Brown v. Board of Education Through Judicial Restraint

In an 8-to-1 opinion, the Plessy court, in an exercise of judicial activism, ruled that the states can constitutionally provide for equal, but racially segregated, accommodations in public transportation. That court stated, "If the two races are to meet upon terms of social equality, it must be the result of natural affinities, a mutual appreciation of each other’s merits, and a...

Dealing With The Media

The second topic of interest actually involved two separate sessions, "The Bar, the Media and the Public" and "First Amendment and Media Issues for Judges". At some point in our career whether Judge or Attorney, we will be involved with the media, especially the print media. One of the presenters, Gary A. Hengstler observed that dealing with the press is...

Murder And Media In San Francisco

The American Judges Association recently held our Annual Conference in San Francisco. I, along with several local and Ohio Judges, joined United States and Canadian judicial colleagues from all types of limited and general jurisdiction courts for this educational conference. Of course, the most asked question upon my return was, "Did you have a good time?" The answer was, "Yes!"...

Judicial Reform – Bars Must Give the Voters the Kind of Judiciary They Deserve

A hot topic in the Ohio Supreme Court and the legislature these days is Judicial Reform. State Representative Tim Grendell (Senator-elect) has proposed a bill in the house which addresses some of these issues. The Chief Justice has openly recommended a list of changes he thinks are appropriate. Many of these recommendations have been accepted readily as "reform" but...

The Misdemeanor “Uncounseled Plea”

During a recent Ohio Municipal Judges Conference, the issue of "uncounseled pleas" was of interest to Judges around the State and this article is intended to share (with permission) some of the comments of Judge Sean Gallagher's, Eighth District Court of Appeals*, presentation on that subject as well as a review of some of the cases relating to this...