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The Wolfman Institute of Rational Thinking Presents: "Justice for Sale"

~An investigation into how campaign cash is corrupting America's courts~
February 19, 2010
(VIDEO)
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02192010/watch.html

What has President Barack Obama Done for You Lately?

"Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. Coordinator of American Studies
Lynn University"
Email: rwatson@lynn.edu

How things stand today

Mayor Bell wants to increase taxes. TPS wants more taxes. Ohio wants to raise taxes.
You can't park downtown without getting a parking ticket. I don't know what the attraction is
going downtown anyway. I can't fit in the seats in the Lucas County Arena. You better pay your red light tickets, though I don't know what Toledo will do when they will have to refund everyones money after the Supreme Court rules on the cameras. Did I miss anything?

Ohio Supreme Court rules against Toledo Public Schools and Lucas County in Michaelmas Manor valuation

Toledo Public Schools and Lucas County appear to wanted to try to dismiss a request to lower property values of Michaelmas Manor by 1 million on a technicality. Ohio Supreme Court says not so fast.
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Lynn B. Jacobs and the Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann join Lucas County Children Services Board

NEW MEMBERS NAMED TO LCCS BOARD

Lynn B. Jacobs and the Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann join Lucas County
Children Services Board

(TOLEDO, OH — January 26, 2010) The Lucas County Commissioners have
appointed Lynn B. Jacobs and the Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann to the Lucas
County Children Services (LCCS) Board of Trustees.

Ms. Jacobs is retired from the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office Civil
and Juvenile Division, where she served as an assistant prosecutor. She
is a member of the Toledo Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar
Association, and is a past-president of the Toledo Women’s Bar

Foreign Money in American Politics?

Foreign Money in American Politics?
Some Say Supreme Court's Decision in Citizens United Case Has Opened New Path
By MATTHEW MOSK
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/foreign-money-american-politics/story?id=9...
Jan. 24, 2010 —
Some election lawyers believe that last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court opinion may have opened a new avenue for foreign money to enter the American political system, and that the justices are inviting a repeat of the 1996 Chinese money scandal that bloodied the Clinton administration.

Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits

Reaction of political groups was immediate.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2010-01-21-campaign-spe...
"This decision allows Wall Street to tap its vast corporate profits to drown out the voice of the public in our democracy," said Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, a group that favors limits on campaign spending and vowed to push swift passage of legislation in Congress to publicly finance congressional elections.

TARPS IMPROVEMENTS MAKING DIFFERENCE, RIDERSHIP AND PASSENGER SATISFACTION UP, MORE ADVANCEMENTS COMING

Inclement Weather Service Currently Being Offered

Toledo, Ohio ‑ The Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service, TARPS, already is the nation’s second fastest growing transit service specifically for persons with disabilities and the fastest growing such service in Ohio. Plans and activities in place will advance this heavily used service even more.

Long-time judge and public servant, Steve Yarbrough, announces candidacy for Sixth District Court of Appeals

Sylvania resident, Steve Yarbrough, has announced his candidacy for the Sixth District Court of Appeals – serving eight counties in northwest Ohio. Yarbrough, who has served as a judge in numerous courts for nearly 20 years, has experience in each of the eight counties of the district, including cases involving juvenile, domestic relations, divorce, child custody, domestic violence and criminal law.

The Sixth District Court of Appeals hears cases from the municipal, county, and Common Pleas courts located in Lucas, Erie, Fulton, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood counties.

Hottinger Legislation Affirmed by Judicial Branch, Aids Thousands of Ohioans

COLUMBUS– State Representative Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today heralded the decision of the 10th District Court of Appeals that affirmed the constitutionality of House Bill 544.

“I am pleased that the 10th District Court of Appeals has upheld the authority of the Ohio General Assembly to set the budget for the state of Ohio,” said Hottinger. “Although I would have preferred that these funds been utilized for job creation more than 18 months ago, I am hopeful that these funds will soon be able to be used to assist in improving the health of tens of thousands of Ohio residents.”

House GOP: An Earnest Look at 2009

COLUMBUS— House Republicans today highlighted the 2009 legislative year with the following solutions as offered by the caucus throughout the year.

“I am honored and humbled to serve in the Ohio House of Representatives,” said House Republican Leader William G. Batchelder (R-Medina). “Throughout 2009, I welcomed the opportunity to work in a bipartisan manner with members from across Ohio. However, many Republican-offered solutions were either silenced or ignored completely throughout the process. It is my hope that the New Year will encourage an open and honest discussion.”

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