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Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien have come out against Issue 1, arguing their own plan is more effective.

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Columbus leaders announced the largest public nuisance lawsuit in the city’s history today, naming three large multi-building apartment complexes with 802 units owned by one realty group.

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Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein is joining more than a dozen municipalities backing Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Columbus’ Department of Public Safety has started regulating shared public mobility devices, including electric scooters, effective immediately.

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Go to downtown Columbus or The Ohio State University campus and you’ll see motorized scooters. A lot of scooters.

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The Columbus City Attorney is appealing a judge’s decision striking down the city’s ban on bump stocks.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says he’s willing to reopen old cases and potentially erase the convictions of people under a state law meant to limit touching in strip clubs. 

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The City of Columbus announced on Thursday it's filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its treatment of the Affordable Care Act.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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After the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a Columbus strip club, City Attorney Zach Klein is refusing to prosecute charges filed under the state’s "Community Defense Act," citing problems with its drafting. But it’s unclear what that means for people were previously charged under the law.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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A week after dropping charges against Stormy Daniels, who was arrested by undercover officers at a Columbus strip club, the Columbus City Attorney also dropped charges against two other women involved in the same performance.

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A Franklin County judge has temporarily blocked two gun control laws recently passed by Columbus City Council, following a lawsuit from pro-gun groups.

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The 10th District Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected an attempt to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against Columbus Crew owners.

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Columbus City Council has signed off on a slate of proposals intended to curb gun violence. The ordinances enjoyed the support of all council members, and easily passed 6-0 in the Monday night vote.

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The city of Columbus won a small victory in its lawsuit against the Columbus Crew this week. A Franklin County judge granted their request for a 90-day pause, allowing the city more time to potentially buy the Major League Soccer team.

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After the Trump administration moved to to ask about citizenship status in the upcoming 2020 Census, 18 states, a dozen cities and the District of Columbia sued to remove the question. On Tuesday, City Attorney Zach Klein announced Columbus will join the case.

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