The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing whether to require juvenile offenders facing the possibility of detention to consult with an attorney before deciding to waive their right to a lawyer.
Current court rules don't require such a meeting. The proposal is pitting youth advocates against some judges who say the requirement hinders the rights of parents and juveniles to make the decision themselves.
Kim Tandy, executive director of the Children's Law Center in Covington, Ky., says too many children are going through the juvenile court system without legal representation.
Slot machines are almost fully installed and table games have been delivered to Ohio's second casino, which is scheduled to open in late May in Toledo. That was among updates heard by Ohio regulators Wednesday as the state prepares for the openings of four voter-approved casinos.