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June 26, 2006

I'm not going to be doing too much here this week.  You may remember the Outlaw Motorcycle Club trial in Federal court in Toledo a couple years back:  10-week trial on RICO and drug and gun conspiracy counts.  I've got one of the defendants, and the brief's due in a month.  It's an 8100 page transcript.  You do the math.

Couple of brief notes.  The governor signed the predatory lending bill last week, and it goes into effect on January 1 of next year.  I had a brief piece on it, with links to a summary and the actual text, here.  The governor also signed an amendment to RC 4715.39 which will "allow a dental assistant to apply pit and fissure sealants," and, in a bow to Footloose fans everywhere, a bill "to remove the prohibition against a minor being in a public dance hall unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian."

On a more serious note, Governor Taft signed into law SB 238, which provides substantial changes in Ohio's child welfare and adoption laws, somewhat loosening the restrictions on access to information on the latter.  A summary of the bill can be found here.

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