Morrison, an Akron lawyer and member of the University of Akron Board of
Trustees, is in enough hot water following his indictment on seven misdemeanor ethics charges and has rejected calls for his resignation from as high up as Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut. Now this. How exciting can one's life be?
He had asked Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to resolve the interns issue, but she sent it back to Summit County and called for the Board to take care of its own business. But it's not likely he'll gain any ground with Wayne Jones, a Board member and chairman of the county Democratic Party who supported the summer hirings. The blood on the board is darker and murkier than the stuff old men dig up in the Irish bogs.
Oh, regardless of the political feuding, it will eventually be resolved, which shouldn't be the point here. If the kids were promised a paycheck, shouldn't they be paid for their work? It's an old-fashioned idea no matter how modern the world is. I wonder how far Morrison is willing to go to ignore the Board's obligations. Or as the legal advisor to the County GOP, is he counseling the interns to learn the value of pro bono work? Jeez.