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Criminal Justice News This Week (week of 11-02-20)

Prominent local attorney killed by hit-and-run driver in Linwood "Police said 55-year-old Steven Adams, a one-time assistant Hamilton County prosecutor, had been biking on Eastern Avenue around 6:35 when an unknown driver struck him and drove away....Adams graduated from Chase College of Law in 1990 and was an assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor for eight years; He opened his private practice in 2000, according to information posted on his website. The firm specializes in defending clients accused of operating vehicles while intoxicated. Adams was also a divorce attorney."

Can You See Me Now? Lessons Learned From Virtual Proceedings "A focus on the authors' experiences in virtual depositions, arguments, and trials, outlining the challenges they see and offering solutions they’ve found that others can apply to their practice."

WeChat Ban Will Stay on Hold, Ninth Circuit Rules "Finding no risk of incurable harm to national security, a Ninth Circuit panel on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to stay an injunction temporarily blocking its ban on the Chinese messaging app WeChat."

Police Pin a Rise in Murders on an Unusual Suspect: Covid "Awash in new firearms, cities are drawing connections between the stresses of the coronavirus and a surge in homicides."

If You're Stopped By Police, You Have Rights To Protect You. Here's What To Remember "If you are stopped or pulled over by the police, here are some helpful things to keep in mind."

Justice’s Views on Agency Interpretations Published by Yale Journal  “The Ohio Supreme Court should develop a more consistent method of determining when, if ever, it will defer to an administrative agency’s interpretation of a law or rule, Justice R. Patrick DeWine wrote in a national online journal.”

Traffic-Enforcement Cameras in Brice Unlawful, Lawsuit Argues  “A motorist ticketed for speeding in Brice is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to halt the Franklin County village's use of traffic-enforcement cameras, arguing that the court recently found the same process in Toledo was unlawful.”

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