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ACS Northeast Ohio Chapter, Cleveland-Marshall Student Chapter, the Federal Bar Association, and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection
September 8 2016

Join the ACS Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall Student Chapter, the Federal Bar Association,and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection for an analysis of the legal framework undergirding civil liberties and privacy rights in a society where far-reaching technology is an increasingly prevalent part of our lives. We will also discuss how privacy rights and national security interests must be balanced and the future implications of the Apple iPhone dispute and what we can glean from it about this ever-changing area of law.


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Digital Video Upgrade - Request for Quote
August 16 2016

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio is soliciting Open Market Quotes to remove existing analog video systems and install, configure and test complete high definition video systems in four (4) District Judge courtrooms throughout the district. Optionally, up to two (2) additional courtrooms and one (1) jury assembly room may be awarded. Bids must be received by the Court no later than close of business on September 19, 2016. It is strongly recommended to participate in the site visit before submitting a quote for this project.

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Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment - August 2016
August 12 2016

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments and the advisory committees’ reports explaining the proposed changes are posted on the Judiciary’s website at: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment. The information is posted in a printable format for those who prefer hard copy documents. The public comment period ends February 15, 2017.


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Passing of Judge David D. Dowd, Jr.
August 4 2016

Solomon Oliver, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today the passing of Judge David D. Dowd, Jr. of Massillon, Ohio, who served on our court in Akron for more than thirty years. Judge Dowd was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. He continued to hear and decide cases while serving as a Senior Judge on the court from 1996 until he retired in 2014. Prior to being appointed to the federal court, Judge Dowd served as a legal officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Army and had a distinguished career in Massillon, Ohio in private practice, in Stark County as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and as County Prosecuting Attorney, as a judge on the Fifth District Court of Appeals of Ohio and on the Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Dowd received his undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

 

Chief Judge Oliver stated, “To say that David Dowd will be sorely missed is an understatement. He was an outstanding judge and colleague. David set a high standard for judges and lawyers. He was a trusted friend and mentor to all of us who served on the court. He freely shared his thoughts and ideas about all aspects of judging and was always willing to take on an extra assignment if it would help the court. He was always well prepared, principled and fair, having the courage of his convictions. That is why the lawyers and parties who appeared before him, regardless of outcome, held him in such high esteem.”

 

In 1988, the Judicial Conference of the United States appointed Judge Dowd to a four-year term on the Board of the Federal Judicial Center. In 1990, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist appointed Judge Dowd to the Ad Hoc Committee on Asbestos Litigation, and in 1996 Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed Judge Dowd as one of five judges on the newly-created Alien Terrorist Removal Court (ATRC). Judge Dowd’s term on this court was subsequently extended. The ATRC was established by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 as part of our country’s response to the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 and the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Judge Dowd served as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and in that capacity he also served as a liaison to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

 

The flag will be flown at half staff at all of the courthouses in the Northern District of Ohio for three days, this Friday through Tuesday of next week. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio extends to the 40 northernmost counties of the state, and holds court and has judicial officers in Toledo, Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown.


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Passing of Senior Judge David A. Katz
July 26 2016

Solomon Oliver, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today the passing of Judge David A. Katz of Toledo, Ohio, who has served on that court for the last 21 years. He has served as a Senior Judge on the court since 2005. Judge Katz was appointed to the District Court by President William Jefferson Clinton in 1994, after a distinguished career in the practice of law, including serving as the Managing Partner of the Spengler, Nathanson Law Firm in Toledo. Judge Katz received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the Ohio State University College of Law.

 

Chief Judge Oliver stated, “Judge Katz’s contribution to our court has been immeasurable. He came to the court with a keen sense of fairness and a very large dose of common sense. He could always be counted on. He was highly respected by the lawyers in the community. Though he had many strengths, one of his greatest was his ability to resolve complex cases involving multiple parties. As Chief Judge, I often sought and received his wise counsel. Every judge on our court highly valued David’s friendship. We will all miss him greatly.”

 

Judge Katz has been involved in a number of efforts, both locally and nationally, to improve the administration of justice. They include his service as past chair of the Committee on Audits and Administrative Accountability, a committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the governing body of the federal judiciary, which is chaired by the Chief Justice of the United States. Judge Katz has received numerous awards for his professional accomplishments, including from the Medical College of Ohio, the Toledo Bar Association, the Ohio State College of Law and the University of Toledo College of Law. He has also served on many boards in his community, including at St. Vincent Medical Center, Northwest Ohio Heart Center, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Zoo Foundation and the Mercy Health System--Northwest Region.

 

The flag will be flown at half staff at all of the courthouses in the Northern District of Ohio through Thursday. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio extends to the 40 northernmost counties of the state, and holds court and has judicial officers in Toledo, Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown.


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2016 State of the Court Luncheon
September 14 2016

Hon. Solomon Oliver, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Hon. Russ Kendig, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, together with jurists from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will report on matters of interest to practitioners in our district.

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2016 Federal Bench Bar Conference
October 27 2016

October 27th - 28th in Columbus, Ohio. Click here for additional information and registration.




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