From the daily archives: Wednesday, May 28, 2008

According to Ohio law “Fetal death” means “death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception of at least twenty weeks of gestation.”

A fetal death certificate can be issued by the state if you lose your baby after 20 weeks- which makes sense since that’s right around the time your fetus would be considered “viable” – i.e. able to survive outside the womb.

If Kevin Couglin has his way, “fetal death” is going to be redefined in Ohio to mean ANY “product of human conception”- including that tiny mass of cells […]

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I just heard that the Republicans added a provision to the jobs bill to prohibit biomedical research money from being used for stem cell research.

These guys are ridiculous.

This is supposed to be a bipartisan effort to help bring jobs to Ohio and kick-start our economy.

It is NOT supposed to be a forum for the GOP’s divisive, christofascist political agenda.

Can’t you, just once, leave that crap at home?

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So Why Nancy Rogers?

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Despite all of our speculation and discussion about who would be Ohio’s New Attorney General (Plunderpoll predicted Jerid Kurtz), I don’t think anyone guessed it would be an outsider like Nancy Rogers.

In all of the excitement, it seems like we overlooked a lot of obvious problems that Marc Dann brought to the AG’s office.

Fortunately, the Governor appears to have been a little more thorough in his analysis than Ohio’s political bloggers. Just off the top of my head I can see three big benefits to choose Nancy Rogers over some of the other candidates:

1. She’s not […]

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It looks like Mecklenborg’s useless, English-Only bill is currently moving through the Senate and will probably hit the floor for a vote tomorrow.

According to the Senate committee schedule, the second hearing for HB 477 is being held today.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, HB 477 will make English the “required language for official proceedings” of State Government.

Mecklenborg, the bill’s sponsor, claims it is not an English-Only bill and that it will help promote English learning among immigrants.

Unfortunately, both of these statements are lies. The bill IS, in fact, an English-Only bill […]

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Governor Ted Strickland just announced that he is appointing Nancy Rogers as Ohio’s new Attorney General.

Here’s her bio:

Professor Rogers became Dean in August 2001, after serving for two years as Vice Provost for Academic Administration for The Ohio State University. She is the Immediate Past President of the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Rogers received her bachelor’s degree with highest distinction from the University of Kansas in 1969 and her law degree from Yale Law School in 1972. After law school, she served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Lambros in […]

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Now-(in)famous political blogger Tim Russo is profiled in this week’s Cleveland Free Times cover story.

In addition to detailing the events that led up to Tim’s arrest, most of which Tim has already posted on BloggerInterrupted, the article also provies a lot of interesting stories about his run-ins with Ohio’s press and politicians and some interesting facts that many of us probably didn’t know.

For example Tim…

* is Allergic to eggs

* has a law degree from Case Western Reserve University

* is deathly afraid of rabbits

(ok, I made that last one up)

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Just got this release:

Columbus, Ohio – Governor Ted Strickland today will make an announcement regarding the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at 10 a.m. in the Governor’s Office.

A link to the live feed should be available at a few minutes before it starts.

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