Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.
Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 11th, 2016
Experts in the legal arena have defined the law of restitution to be the law of gains-based recovery. It is to be contrasted with the law of compensation, which is the law of loss-based recovery. Obligations to make restitution and obligations to pay compensation are each a type of legal response to events in the real world. When a court orders restitution it orders the defendant to give up his/her gains to the claimant. When a court orders compensation it orders the defendant to pay the claimant for his or her loss.
Furthermore, in modern legal usage, its meaning has frequently been extended to include not only the restoration or giving back of something to its rightful owner and returning to the status quo but also compensation, reimbursement, indemnification, or reparation for benefits derived from, or for loss or injury caused to, another. Continue reading “Should Murderers Be Required To Make Restitutions?”
Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 10th, 2016
The fate of a long-planned commuter rail line along the eastern riverfront took an abrupt turn over the past month. With the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board voting 12-1 in favor of a plan to use it for the Ohio River Trail, it puts a severe damper on one day using it as commuter rail to the city’s eastern suburbs.
In a recent conversation with Commissioner Todd Portune about the commuter rail line along the eastern riverfront he stated to me that his hands were tied and he just cannot get any movement on it. The other two (2) County Commissioners are Republicans and they were simply not interested in the project. Continue reading “The Billion-Dollar Light Rail System”
Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 10th, 2016
It is believed that Cecil Benjamin during the 2016 Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania as the delegation(s) from the U. S. Virgin Islands gave their position of support they dissimulate certain information that was not altogether correct. It was somewhat ambiguous.
They introduced themselves as being from the U.S. Virgin Island, American in the (West Indies) Caribbean, and home of Alexander Hamilton.
However, on the contrary the problem(s) are approximately two hundred years ago Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis, in the British West Indies and not in the Virgin Islands. Interestingly, the exact year of Alexander Hamilton’s birth is unknown because historians have found two sets of birth records. The date of his birth is now set at 1755 by newly discovered Danish documents. This makes Alexander Hamilton two years older than was thought. Continue reading “Full Citizenship for Residents of the USVI”
Amazingly, on the day after Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 election the sun was still shinning. The Cincinnati Public School District, Superintendent Mary A. Ronan and its governing body are experiencing enormous jubilation. The taxpayers have approved Issue 44, a 7.93-mill property tax which is equal to $280.00 annually for an owner of a $100,000 home.
According to reports this will generate $48 million per year for (CPS) Cincinnati Public Schools. However, approximately $15 million of it will be set aside to expand preschool opportunities at CPS and other community-based providers.
Mary Ronan, Superintendent of the Cincinnati Public School District has said, the district will be able to accommodate the quality of education for 7,000 preschoolers. What was never made clear is how the district will secure or select the proposed 7,000 preschoolers. Continue reading “Jubilation On The Day After the Election”
On Sunday, July 19th, 2016 University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head in Mount Auburn. Accordingly, the killing followed a traffic stop for a missing front license plate.
When Tensing began his shift the afternoon of July 19th, 2015, he was wearing a T-shirt depicting a Confederate flag under his police uniform.
The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most Black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the “expansion of charter schools” until those schools meet criteria set forth by the NAACP.
The NAACP lacks the power to enforce its resolution, but their call for this draconian measure does come with the familiar stench of other positions they have taken—and not taken—because of political and, of course, economic reasons, the latter of which seems to be the driving force behind this latest move.
A permanent plank in the Hilary Clinton’s political platform is equal pay for equal work for women. This is a good thing.
Pursuant to a Census Bureau report published in 2008 states women’s median annual earnings were 77.5% of men’s earnings.
However, the idea, the concept, the presupposition of equal pay for women is nothing new. In 1938 there were the Paycheck Fairness Act which Amended portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies for, enforcement of, and exceptions to prohibitions against sex discrimination in the payment of wages. Continue reading “Equal Pay For Equal Work For Women”
Back on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 on “Face the Nation” Reince Priebus Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) made unyielding and overwhelmingly stupid statement(s) directing them to GOP officeholders who have failed to back the party’s presidential nominee.
Thusly, he said; “Candidates who don’t back Trump may not be allowed to run again. Get on the Trump train or get left behind when you run for office again.”
Priebus continued to suggest he could say “never mind” to the “Never Trump” candidates should they try to make another run for the presidency.
Enclosed please find a copy of the Charge of Contempt which was submitted for filing with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office against Rob Richardson.
“Rob Richardson intentionally avoided being sworn in because he knew Jonathon White would have been found guilty for perjury. I am sure Rob Richardson will not ignore Attorney General Mike DeWine,” Smitherman said.
Please be sure to take time to read the enclosed document.