Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ohio's ACLU report card

Evaluating Juvenile Justice in Ohio: A Report Card

Waiver of Counsel: Incomplete
Shackling of Juveniles: F
Juvenile Transfers: C-
Rates of Juvenile Detention and Committment: C
Disproportionate Minority Confinement: Incomplete

When law and economic policy collide

I was hoping the budget journalization case in Lake County would be decided by the Supreme Court of Ohio. It is an interesting question of law that really should be played out to a decision. Who gets to decide? Taken to the extreme...could a court journalize a budget that results in the slashing of budgets for other county departments (to the point that other services can not be offered at all)?

But this particular case won't see the Supreme Court because it was settled due to the economic atmosphere that breeds comments like those found at the end of the online posting of that article. Feel lucky you have a job rather than expect to be paid for the true value of what you do. Don't ya just love recession thinking?