Parody is inherently provocative and often political, but is clearly protected speech. Any state law that is applied to criminalize such speech violates the First Amendment
In 1978 the US Supreme Court found Ohio's death penalty process unconstitutional. Individuals who had previously been sentenced to death were resentenced, often to life with the possibility of parole. The Ohio Parole Board has a practice of denying these people parole, regardless of circumstance.
The Ohio Parole Board’s policy of denying access to victim statements precludes meaningful consideration because it prevents individuals seeking parole from knowing about, rebutting, or responding to information that is being considered by the Board.
For over five months, the three highest level officials and staffers in the Ohio House – House Speaker Robert Cupp, his chief of staff Christine Morrison, and Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz – failed to produce a single document. Two others – mapmaker Heather Blessing and Speaker Cupp’s Deputy Chie