Political Signs on Limited Public Forums

In General by Coolidge Wall

As the 2020 primary and general election swiftly approaches, local governmental entities (i.e., cities, townships, villages, and municipalities) will be required to regulate hundreds of polling stations throughout the State of Ohio for citizens to vote for candidates in national, state, and local elections. These local governmental entities must effectively balance voters’ rights to free speech and the local interest to keep polling stations safe, organized, and void of any political bias for any of the candidates. Churches that serve as polling stations across Ohio have attempted to regulate the type of political signs displayed on their property. According to …

New Associate Jason Norwood Joins Coolidge Wall’s Litigation Department

In News by Coolidge Wall

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Jason D. Norwood has joined the firm as an associate in its Litigation Department. Prior to joining Coolidge Wall, Jason served as a Post-Graduate Fellow for the Honorable Walter H. Rice in the Southern District of Ohio and as an attorney at another Dayton firm practicing in the areas of criminal and family law. He represented more than 250 clients and engaged in more than 80 in-court hearings including eight criminal jury trials and a successful oral argument in front of the Second District Court of Appeals. “Jason is a great addition …