Making the Law Open, Accessible, and Reliable

Today I had the privilege to testify before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee at its second hearing on S.B. 139 – adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. The Act empowers designated official publishers to public statutes and administrative rules in an authenticated, preferably official, format, and to preserve the digital […]

For All His Bluster, Trump Cannot Actually Interfere With The Transfer of Power. But He Can Cause Problems.

There is justifiable concern with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s repeated statements that the election is rigged, his supporters should go out and make sure no one is fraudulently voting, and with his repeated refusal to say he will abide by the election results. Those who describe his actions as “interfering with the transfer of […]

McConnell and the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee: Let’s Be Honest About the Motive

Shortly after the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on February 13th, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would not take any action on any nominee submitted by President Obama. His stated rationale: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this […]