Toledo Blade: How long can a computer hard drive be left behind before it is considered abandoned and subject to search by police without a warrant? That was the question before the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday as it weighed the child rape, child pornography, and other convictions of Dennis Gould . . . | Hat tip: How Appealing for providing a link to the documents, summary of the case, and video of the arguments.
6th Circuit upholds OH law prohibiting transmission of material harmful to juveniles via “personally directed electronic communications”
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression v. Strickland, Nos. 07-4375/4376 (6th Cir. Apr. 15, 2010)
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression v. Strickland, Nos. 07-4375/4376 (6th Cir. Apr. 15, 2010) “Ohio Revised Code § 2907.31(D)(1), which criminalizes sending juveniles material that is harmful to them . . . “
Mansfield News Journal: “Two ordinances regulating sexually oriented businesses in Mansfield were approved by council Tuesday night in a 7-1 vote.”
Ohio Supreme Court: Law banning electronic transmission of pornography is limited to “personally directed” electronic communications
Am. Booksellers Found. for Free Expression v. Cordray, Slip Opinion No. 2010-Ohio-149 (Ohio Jan. 27, 2010)
84 Video/Newsstand, Inc., et al. v Thomas Sartini, et al., No. 1:07cv3190 (N.D. Ohio, June 22, 2009)
Ohio district judge upholds no-touch and hours of operation provisions against First Amendment challenges.
In Am. Booksellers Found. for Free Expression v. Strickland, Nos. 07-4375/4376 (6th Cir. March 19, 2009), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has certified, sua sponte, a number of questions regarding Ohio Revised Code § 2907.31(D)(1)–which prohibits the “dissemination or display of material harmful to juveniles”–to the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Milford Chief of Police: “In reviewing numerous studies and in my professional experience as a police official for thirty (30) years, twenty-two of which I have served as a Chief of Police in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, it is my professional opinion that there exists a number of secondary or derivative effects that emanate from Adult Entertainment Enterprises.”
R. McCleary and J.W. Meeker: “Subjected to a rigorous statistical analysis, the data demonstrate that, like sexually-oriented businesses (SOBs) in virtually every other U.S. city, Toledo’s SOBs have large, significant crime-related secondary effects.”