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Category: Current Issues

Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.

2023 Sunshine Laws Manual Released

The Ohio Attorney General has released the 2023 Sunshine Laws Manual, also known as the “Yellow Book,” which serves as a guide on the rights and responsibilities of public officials and citizens under Ohio’s Sunshine Laws — i.e., the Public Records and Open Meetings Acts. The Sunshine Laws give Ohio citizens a right to access […]

McGown & Markling Celebrates Sunshine Week: March 12-18, 2023

McGown & Markling represents political subdivisions and public officials throughout the State of Ohio and, frankly, we have been blessed to have clients who are dedicated to fully complying with the Ohio Sunshine Laws: The Ohio Public Records Act and The Ohio Open Meetings Act. Open and transparent government is the cornerstone of our democracy […]

The Ohio Ethics Commission – The Voice of Ethics – 2023 Quarter 1

The Ohio Ethics Commission just published its newest newsletter, “The Voice of Ethics,” which can be viewed here. Past newsletters from the Ohio Ethics Commission can be viewed here. McGown & Markling is often asked to opine on various ethics issues, but the best ethics advice comes straight from the Ohio Ethics Commission itself. To request an […]

JetBlue Sued for Political Speech Mask Suppression

In response to being unconstitutionally silenced, seized, and abandoned in Florida for wearing a political speech mask, Ohio resident, Ryan J. Salo, has filed a complaint against the JetBlue Airways Corporation and its employees in the federal case of Salo v. JetBlue Airways Corp., N.D. Ohio Case No. 5:23-cv-00207 (Judge Sara Lioi). On March 3, […]

Brown v. Board of Education — A Black History Month Reflection

Not only is Brown v. Board of Education the most impactful education law decision to come out of the United States Supreme Court, but it is also the most important civil rights case of the twentieth century. The following video segment is a dramatization — based on the non-fiction book “Simple Justice: by Richard Kluger” […]