A Couple Items of Interest in Governing Daily

Ohio’s New Child Support Laws Take Effect


Changes to Ohio’s child support laws mean that parents who pay at least half of their court-ordered support will no longer face suspension of their driver’s or professional licenses. The measure is aimed at encouraging parents to work, rather than cracking down on them when they can’t or don’t make payments.

View Full Story From Cleveland Plain Dealer


Sentencing Shift Gives New Leverage to Prosecutors

Empowered by years of tough sentencing-law changes in state legislatures and Congress, prosecutors have gained greater leverage to extract guilty pleas from defendants and reduce the number of cases that go to trial, often by using the threat of more serious charges with mandatory sentences or other harsher penalties.
New York Times |

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