Hamilton County Juvenile Court http://wvxu.org en Tuesday's primary produced some races to watch this fall http://wvxu.org/post/tuesdays-primary-produced-some-races-watch-fall <p>Tuesday’s primary was a low turnout affair. There was no county in southwest Ohio where the turnout reached 20 percent.</p><p>So a relative handful of Democratic and Republican voters got to choose the candidate for this this November’s election.</p><p>Many of the fall match-ups are mismatches. Most of the state legislative districts are so heavily Republican or Democratic that the primary winners will almost surely be the winners in the fall.</p><p>And, in county races, incumbents – both Democrat and Republican – have a distinct advantage.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26512 at http://wvxu.org Tuesday's primary produced some races to watch this fall Civil rights lawyer to run as independent for juvenile court http://wvxu.org/post/civil-rights-lawyer-run-independent-juvenile-court <p>Jennifer Branch, a civil rights lawyer who represented Judge Tracie Hunter in her legal battle to win a Hamilton County Juvenile Court judgeship, will file petitions to run as an independent against Judge John Williams this fall.</p><p>Williams is the Republican judge whom Hunter defeated in 2011 after a long battle in federal court over the counting of provisional ballots. He was later appointed to a vacancy on the juvenile court.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 17:01:23 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26329 at http://wvxu.org Civil rights lawyer to run as independent for juvenile court Judge Tracie Hunter going to trial in September http://wvxu.org/post/judge-tracie-hunter-going-trial-september <p>A trial date of September 8 was set this morning for Hamilton Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter, who faces nine criminal charges.<br /><br />Hunter's lawyer and the independent council chosen to prosecute her case met for 15 minutes this morning in the chambers of Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel.<br /><br />After closed-door session, Nadel announced from the bench that there would be a hearing on motions in Hunter's case on June 5t, followed by the Sept. 8 trial.<br /> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:14:56 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25207 at http://wvxu.org Judge Tracie Hunter going to trial in September Tracie Hunter's lawyer asks for a change of venue http://wvxu.org/post/tracie-hunters-lawyer-asks-change-venue <p>The lawyer for indicted juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter has asked the judge in her case for a change of venue, saying he doesn't think Hunter can get a fair trial in Hamilton County.</p><p>Hunter's lawyer, Clyde Bennett II, told WVXU that he filed a change-of-venue affidavit with Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge Norbert Nadel. In it, Bennett says there has been so much adverse publicity in the Hunter case that he doesn't think it is probable to find jurors who haven't made up their minds.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:35:54 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25179 at http://wvxu.org Judge Hunter enters not guilty plea http://wvxu.org/post/judge-hunter-enters-not-guilty-plea <p>Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter was in court Friday but standing on the other side of the bench.</p><p>Hunter entered a not guilty plea on nine felony counts including theft in office, tampering with evidence, forgery and misuse of a county credit card.</p><p>She was released on her own recognizance. Her next court date is a status report update between the judge and attorneys for both sides on March 4.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:57:30 +0000 Tana Weingartner 21976 at http://wvxu.org Judge Hunter enters not guilty plea