Ohio Supreme Court

LaRose wants to make it harder for voters to amend constitution but evidence of a problem is lacking

BY: - November 28, 2022

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose denied that he wanted to block abortion protections or anti-gerrymandering measures when he announced that he wanted to hustle through a measure that would make it harder for voters to amend the Ohio Constitution. But he’s failed to point to a single amendment in the Constitution as an example […]

Ohio Supreme Court grants new hearing for man claiming DNA excludes him

BY: - November 11, 2022

A Pickaway County man will get a hearing to decide if he should get a new trial based on DNA evidence he said was kept from him at his original trial. In a Thursday ruling, the Ohio Supreme Court said Martin Hatton will return to Pickaway County Common Pleas Court, after he successfully argued that […]

In the wake of GOP Supreme Court sweep, Ohio activists plan abortion ballot initiative

BY: - November 10, 2022

When Republicans swept all three races for the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, they swept away hopes that the court would find that the state Constitution protects the right to an abortion. So on Wednesday, abortion-rights activists were strategizing over when and how to get a measure on the ballot that would amend the Ohio […]

Republicans take all three Ohio Supreme Court elections

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republicans appeared to be on their way to sweeping all three open seats on the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday. The eventual Republican majority that's likely to create will have big implications in the state for years to come.

While in effect, Ohio’s abortion ban led to chaos, suffering, and worse health care, doctor says

BY: - November 4, 2022

By June 24, David Burkons had spent as much time as a doctor could in the post-Roe world. The Cleveland native graduated the University of Michigan Medical School in 1973, the same year the landmark decision ensuring the right to an abortion was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Everything changed for the obstetrician […]

Attempted murder conviction vacated by Ohio Supreme Court due to statute of limitations

BY: - November 4, 2022

With no authority to rewrite a statute of limitations that the Ohio Supreme Court said “works a grave injustice,” the court was forced to vacate the attempted murder conviction of a Logan County man, even with DNA evidence linking him to the crime. The state’s highest court unanimously vacated the attempted aggravated murder conviction for […]

The 6 races that could impact Ohio’s redistricting debate

BY: - November 3, 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. The future Ohio Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of the state’s district maps, […]

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Ohio Supreme Court races will determine whether Republican gerrymandering gets rubber-stamped

BY: - November 3, 2022

What could be more bitterly ironic than Republican Ohio Supreme Court justices being elected in 2022 in reflection of the 54-46 differential of average Ohio voter patterns, and then that new partisan Republican court rubber-stamping gerrymandered Statehouse and Congressional districts that give the GOP undue supermajority advantages that far out-kick the same differential? That might […]

Groups with Ohio chapters file briefs in potential landmark U.S. Supreme Court redistricting case

BY: - November 1, 2022

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider a redistricting case with implications that could be felt in Ohio, national groups with chapters who have fought Ohio’s unconstitutional district maps are hoping to make their mark. The League of Women Voters and their chapters from every state and the District of Columbia filed a amicus, […]

Ohio Bar condemns ad attacking Democratic state Supreme Court nominees

BY: - October 31, 2022

The Ohio Bar Association is urging the Republican State Leadership Committee to take down a campaign ad criticizing the three Democratic state supreme court nominees. In a letter signed by campaign advertising committee chair Paul Hervey, they argued the ad “serves to erode public trust and confidence in the judiciary.” It’s another example of Republican […]

Secretary of state candidate’s request for more election observers denied

BY: - October 31, 2022

An independent Ohio Secretary of State candidate who wanted a rule change regarding election observers has had her request denied by the Ohio Supreme Court. Terpsehore “Tore” Maras challenged a rule in place for Election Day, in which independent candidates are required to file with a group of fellow candidates to appoint election observers and […]

Current GOP justice, appeals court judge run for Ohio Supreme Court, have very different backgrounds

BY: - October 26, 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. The makeup of the upcoming Ohio Supreme Court is arguably the most important composition the […]