News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Hannah Capitol Connection for Ohio Legislative History and More

Hannah Capitol Connection for Ohio legislative history research is available remotely for Cleveland Marshall students, faculty, and staff for educational use only. Use the link in this post or from the library webpage (under Law Databases); get access from home using your CSU ID and PIN. Capitol Connection provides one-stop shopping for Ohio legislative history documents corresponding to bills and acts from 1989 forward.

What does Hannah Capitol Connection have that is not on the Ohio General Assembly’s webpage or elsewhere on the Internet? Among other things:

  • Coverage back to 1989—the Ohio General Assembly’s page only goes back to 1997
  • Summaries of hearing testimony (When you pull up a bill, click on Bill History)
  • Hannah Report news articles corresponding to each bill
  • Executive Orders back to 1999
  • A fifty-state search to find legislation pertaining to particular topics in all or some states
  • A search for bills and acts that actually changed a particular Ohio Revised Code section, not merely a mention of the section in passing

For more information on researching Ohio legislative history, see our Legislative History Research Guide.

May 19-20 Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Conference

C|M|LAW is hosting its Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference on May 19-20, 2022.  This cross-sector event will present “rich content of interest to legal and compliance professionals, information technology and security experts, and executives responsible for developing security and privacy policies.”  The 5/19 Keynote session will feature Samuel A.A. Levine, Director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Brian Ray, Professor of Law and Director of the C|M|LAW Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, in a discussion of the FTC’s “priorities in data privacy and security, recent enforcement actions, and new developments in the federal consumer privacy arena.”  The 5/20 Keynote session will be a discussion of “the interrelationship between technical and legal definitions of ‘reasonable security,’ the growing trend of state cybersecurity laws incorporating industry frameworks as de-facto standards and how standards organizations are working to close the gap between these two” – speakers will include Chris Cronin, Partner at HALOCK; Tony Sager, Senior VP & Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security; and Jess Walpole, Chief Technology Officer at Fortress.  For more information, see the Conference Program and Speakers pages, as well as the Conference CLE/IAPP credit, hotel, and transportation/parking Information page.  Registration fees vary with 1-day, 2-day, and CLE/IAPP credit options; live stream with no CLE/IAPP credit available on request; register here.

Find Your Congressional District and Sample Ballot

With primary elections being held next Tuesday, May 3 in Cuyahoga County and across Ohio, we thought it a good times to share information about your Congressional Districts and sample ballots.

2022 marks the first year of Ohio’s new Congressional Districts which were redrawn as a result of the 2020 census.  The Ohio Secretary of State’s office has a Find My Congressional District website.  Simply input your address to see if your district has changed.

Cuyahoga County’s Board of Elections also has a website where voters can look at a sample ballot before going to the polls.

Federal District Court Judge Knocks Out Mask Mandates on Public Transportation, TSA Agrees

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle just issued an opinion that the federal mask mandate on planes, trains, buses and other modes of public transportation is “unlawful.”  The 59 page opinion states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had exceeded its authority and failed to follow proper rulemaking procedures.  Mizelle opined, the mandate violates the Administrative Procedure Act.

In response the Transportation and Safety Administration announced that it will no longer enforce the mask mandate on public transportation.  A number of transportation related businesses including airlines and Uber have followed suit in stating they will no longer require masks.

ABA Passes Revisions to Accreditation Standards

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates in February passed  proposed revisions to the ABA law school accreditation standards The amendments were to Standards 205, 303, 507 and 508 of the 2021-2022 Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.  The highlights of the amendments include: a requirement that law schools provide bias training and substantial opportunities for students to develop a professional identity.