Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Ballot Board sued over approval of proposed abortion rights constitutional amendment

BY: - March 22, 2023

A new lawsuit claims the Ohio Ballot Board made the wrong call when they approved the validity of a constitutional amendment proposal on abortion. In the lawsuit, filed this week with the Ohio Supreme Court, Cincinnati attorney Curt Hartman asks the court to demand the ballot board vacate their March 13 decision, in which they […]


How favoritism has now infected our state’s last branch of government, the Ohio Supreme Court

BY: - March 16, 2023

Ohioans concerned about corruption in Ohio’s legislature and executive offices won’t find much comfort looking to the Ohio Supreme Court, which has now also been infected by favoritism for DeWine family friends and anti-abortion special interests. At the end of last year, Ohio Republican Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor was forced to retire due […]

Ohio Supreme Court appointee in abortion law case tied to anti-choice pregnancy center

BY: - March 13, 2023

The judge chosen to take over for an Ohio Supreme Court justice who recused himself from the state’s abortion law case served on an advisory board for a crisis pregnancy center, and is open about his conservative and religious values in personal social media accounts. Judge Matthew Byrne, of the 12th District Court of Appeals, […]


Frank LaRose’s Ohio model: Illegal gerrymandering and ruthlessly attacking voters at every turn

BY: - March 2, 2023

Ohio Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose is slated to appear Saturday at the ultra-right wing, back-slapping Washington D.C. CPAC conference on an election panel titled, “They Stole it From Us Legally.” LaRose is there to promote what he likes to call the “Ohio Model” for elections, which Ohioans now know from first-hand experience includes […]

Ohio abortion rights advocates prepare for more legal fights

BY: - February 10, 2023

With the abortion landscape changing in Ohio and around the country, one abortion rights group is building up its legal effort for those seeking or providing abortion care. Abortion Fund of Ohio recently announced the launch its Legal Access Program, through a partnership with law firm Friedman, Nemecek, & Long, L.L.C., that will provide free […]

Former Ohio chief justice teases involvement in redistricting reform

BY: - February 8, 2023

Last week, in one of her first public appearances since leaving the Ohio Supreme Court, former chief justice Maureen O’Connor maintained her pledge to help reform redistricting. As the head of a court who rejected seven different Ohio redistricting maps, including five Statehouse and two U.S. Congressional maps, O’Connor is moving forward with her next […]

Big Ohio redistricting changes before 2024? Don’t count on it, experts say

BY: - January 20, 2023

New Ohio Statehouse and U.S. Congressional maps are due this year, just like they were last year. But political scientists in the state aren’t holding out hope that major changes are coming. “It really is the ultimate political Groundhog Day without the redeeming learning that Bill Murray had,” said David Niven, political science associate professor […]

Ohio Supreme Court will review FirstEnergy, Randazzo civil case

BY: - January 18, 2023

The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear the Ohio Attorney General’s appeal to freeze funds of a former state utility head who was named as part of a public corruption scandal. The court will decide whether to re-freeze the bank accounts of Sam Randazzo, who was chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. In […]

Clevelanders not owed refunds from traffic cameras, supreme court says

BY: - January 11, 2023

In the last of several rulings on traffic camera usage in 2022, the Ohio Supreme Court found that Cleveland residents aren’t owed refunds for fines leveled for traffic tickets. The cameras, used to catch speed and red-light violations, are now defunct, but those who did not contest the tickets can’t be reimbursed, according to the […]

Gov. Mike DeWine to appoint Joseph Deters to Ohio Supreme Court

BY: - December 23, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is appointing Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters, who has never […]

Ohio groups oppose possibility of U.S. Supreme Court taking up state redistricting

BY: - December 22, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court still hasn’t decided whether they’ll take up Ohio’s redistricting case, but voting rights advocates and a national anti-gerrymandering group have submitted statements against the lawsuit. In the case, GOP leaders in the state have asked the nation’s highest court to rule on whether or not the Ohio Supreme Court had the […]

Ohio Supreme Court rules against cap in child sex abuse cases

BY: - December 20, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court said child victims deal with enough pain and suffering without having their monetary damages capped in court cases. A 4-3 decision from the court ruled that limits on “noneconomic damages” shouldn’t be applied to youth victims who “suffer traumatic, extensive and chronic psychological injury as a result of intentional criminal acts […]