Ohio

Court considers new rules on access to records

Secret Courts | Feature | November 26, 2007
Feature
November 26, 2007

Nov. 26, 2007  ·   Open-records advocates reacted wearily this week to the Ohio Supreme Court's proposed new rules for access to court documents, which could block information that is now readily available to the public.

Ohio's AG turns records review into memory game

Loren Cochran | Freedom of Information | Reaction | November 21, 2007
Reaction
November 21, 2007

A poorly written concealed-carry permit law in Ohio has just crossed over to the absurd thanks to a written opinion by state Attorney General Marc Dann. 

The (Toledo) Blade reports that  the law as written allows reporters to inspect concealed weapons records but does not allow copies of the records.  It's bad enough that the law already on the books excludes the general public all together.  

Ohio Supreme Court proposes new rules on court records access

Jennifer Koons | Freedom of Information | Quicklink | November 19, 2007
Quicklink
November 19, 2007

Last Friday, the Ohio Supreme Court proposed new rules for public access to court documents.

It is the court's first time to put public records policies for Ohio's courts in writing. The rules process was expedited after lawmakers last session waded into the issue of how court documents should be handled, despite the Ohio Constitution placing authority over their handling under the high court.

Hearing needed to restrict media from showing juvenile

Secret Courts | Feature | October 4, 2007
Feature
October 4, 2007

Oct. 4, 2007  ·   Ohio's highest court ruled Sept. 26 that a judge violated state court rules when he prohibited the media from photographing a juvenile murder suspect's face without an evidentiary hearing.

Freelance photojournalist found guilty

Newsgathering | Feature | October 2, 2007
Feature
October 2, 2007

Oct. 2, 2007  ·   A Toledo, Ohio, jury returned a mixed verdict Sept. 28 in the case of two freelance photographers who were arrested while covering a Nazi rally in December 2005.

Jeffrey Sauger, a freelance photojournalist working for European Pressphoto Agency, was found guilty of criminal trespass, while Jim West, a freelance photojournalist working for the Southern Poverty Law Center, was acquitted on the charge of failure to disperse.

Trial begins for photojournalists

Newsgathering | Feature | September 26, 2007
Feature
September 26, 2007

Sep. 26, 2007  ·   The trial begins today for two freelance photojournalists who were arrested nearly two years ago while covering a Nazi rally in Toledo, Ohio.

Jeffrey Sauger and Jim West were both taking pictures of the rally on Dec. 10 2005, when they were arrested.

High court recognizes false light claim

Privacy | Feature | June 6, 2007
Feature
June 6, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   OHIO   ·   Privacy   ·   June 6, 2007


High court recognizes false light claim

Judge orders partial gag order on child custody case

Secret Courts | Feature | April 24, 2007
Feature
April 24, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   OHIO   ·   Secret Courts   ·   April 24, 2007


Judge orders partial gag order on child custody case

Reporters can keep notes but may testify

Reporter's Privilege | Feature | February 15, 2007
Feature
February 15, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   OHIO   ·   Confidentiality/Privilege   ·   Feb. 15, 2007


Reporters can keep notes but may testify

Private contractor not subject to public records act

Freedom of Information | Feature | January 4, 2007
Feature
January 4, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   OHIO   ·   Freedom of Information   ·   Jan. 4, 2007