The Courts

Conservatives announce coalition to eliminate death penalty

Conservative leadership in the Ohio House joined advocates in announcing a new effort to eliminate the death penalty in the state. The Ohio chapter of...

Potential Ohio bills target transgender medicine, pornography, and conversion therapy

Several bills regarding sex and gender issues are being considered in the Ohio legislature, including a bill to prohibit transition-related medicine for transgender youth,...

Supreme Court nixes Franklin County Democrat’s ballot challenge

The Ohio Supreme Court struck down an effort from a Franklin County Democrat seeking a spot on the primary ballot for the state House...

Lawyers, law firms pony up donations in Ohio Supreme Court races

The candidates vying for two Ohio Supreme Court justice positions are seeing their cases bolstered by deep support from the legal profession.  Hundreds of private...

Homeless advocate takes Akron’s ‘tent city’ rejection to Ohio Supreme Court

An Akron man is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to intervene in the city’s refusal to allow him to host an encampment for homeless...

Ohio Fairness Act fills hearing room with advocates, business groups

It wasn’t the many hordes of people that crowded into a Statehouse hearing room that got people’s attention on Tuesday. It wasn’t even the...

Conversion therapy is a discredited practice. Ohio hired its advocate as...

The Ohio Department of Health hired a conversion therapy advocate to serve as its expert witness in a civil rights lawsuit filed against the...

Supporters of Ohio Fairness Act: ‘We need this legislation’

After being rescheduled because of the education bill fight, supporters are once again scheduled to make their arguments for an anti-LGBTQ discrimination bill in...

Dem House candidate takes ballot fight to state Supreme Court

A Franklin County Democrat is asking the state Supreme Court to override the Franklin County Board of Elections’ refusal to place her on the...

Bipartisan Ohio bill seeks to raise age to own firearms to...

A bill with bipartisan sponsorship making its way through the Ohio legislature aims to raise the age for gun ownership from 18 to 21. Senate...
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