Caroline Hardig discusses the East Palestine train derailment. She explains what happened, lawsuits filed following the derailment, and how East Palestine residents have been affected.
In this article, Tanner Dowdy explains the risks inherent in commercial banking, discusses how bank charters and deposit insurance mitigate those risks, and introduces the concept of full reserve banking through Special Purpose Depository Institutions.
In this article, Jacob Metzger discusses how prohibiting attorney representation in small claims court is a solution to keep the court fair and encourages access to justice in civil disputes.
This article by Thomas Kemmet explains Ohio’s recent energy utility legislation in Senate Bill 52 and House Bill 201 and discusses the legislation's impact on Ohio’s ability to combat climate change, and more specifically, Ohio’s ability to adopt Clean Energy Resources.
In his first article for the Blog, Associate Member Chris Colloton advocates for the passage of the Ohio Fairness Act to extend the state’s current anti-discrimination statute to its LGBTQ citizens and suggests that the Ohio puts itself at a significant disadvantage by not doing so.
In her first article for the UCLR Blog, Associate Member Micah Kindred explains how sales tax on software in Ohio can be a complex issue for developers.
Notes and Comments Editor Sarah Stoner argues that states need more than simple procedural guidelines to protect against gerrymandering, and looks at the Ohio legislature's recent attempt to enact an unconstitutional district plan.
Notes and Comments Chair Margaret Tierney explores a recent rise in pay transparency laws, which "allow employees to discuss their compensation with others and inquire into the compensation and benefits of other employees without fear of retaliation or discrimination by the employer."
Executive Editor Lisa Rosenof discusses void and voidable marriages under Ohio law, arguing that Ohio's current approach in voiding marriages that are "shocking to good morals" is problematic and overbroad.