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Judge rejects Trump moral-objection rule for health care

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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge last Wednesday struck down a new rule, not yet in effect, that allowed health care providers to refuse participation in abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds.
U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer in New York said he was tossing out the rule in its entirety.
The dec ... (full story)

Court asks for public comment on uniform bar exam

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until Dec. 4 on a proposed rule that will allow Ohio to begin using the National Conference of Bar Examiner’s Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July 2020.
The move comes following a unanimous recommendation from a 16-member task force appointed by Chief Justice Maureen O& ... (full story)

States say they'll keep lawsuits against Purdue on hold

State attorneys general with pending lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners will ask a federal bankruptcy judge Wednesday to give them more time to continue negotiating.
A temporary freeze on their lawsuits expires this week, when the judge is to decide whether to halt them or issue another temporary stay ... (full story)

Federal court asks Supreme Court for guidance on law allowing civil lawsuits based on criminal acts

A federal lawsuit filed by a former Geauga County health department employee claiming retaliation for blowing the whistle on her employer has drawn statewide interest from numerous groups ranging from crime victim advocates to organizations representing local governments. The case also has the attention of the Ohio Attorney General& ... (full story)

Bill calls for extending license, state ID renewal another 4 years

Tacking on another four years to the typical Ohio driver's license and state ID cards before needing to renew not only would save Ohioans an unnecessary trip to the BMV, but presumably would ease some of the congestion that often occurs at these offices.
That's the premise of a bill Transportation and Public Safety Committee mem ... (full story)