Tracie Hunter http://wvxu.org en 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 Tracie Hunter faces felony indictment http://wvxu.org/post/tracie-hunter-faces-felony-indictment <p><strong>Update 2:50pm</strong>: The Ohio Supreme Court has issued an order today&nbsp;disqualifying Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter from acting as a judge because of the indictment. In the order signed by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, it&nbsp;says “it is further ordered that she shall remain disqualified while any and all indictments filed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas are pending and until further order of this court.”</p><p>*****</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:20:45 +0000 Ann Thompson 21693 at http://wvxu.org Tracie Hunter faces felony indictment County to pay $883,000 in legal fees from court battle with Judge Hunter http://wvxu.org/post/county-pay-883000-legal-fees-court-battle-judge-hunter <p>Hamilton County will pay $883,000 to cover legal fees for Judge Tracie Hunter. That's lower than the $920,514.22 she racked up while suing the Board of Elections and the county's ensuing appeals.</p><p>Commission President Chris Monzel says, "We actually got a reduction in the amount based on the promptness of that payment, which helps the taxpayers pay less money. But unfortunately we didn't win the lawsuit and we had to pay."</p><p>Fellow Commissioner Todd Portune says the amount is still much higher than it should have been.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:47:52 +0000 Tana Weingartner 19010 at http://wvxu.org Judge Hunter to get outside counsel http://wvxu.org/post/judge-hunter-get-outside-counsel <p></p><p>Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter will have outside counsel defending her in several cases against her, including lawsuits brought by the Cincinnati Enquirer and Channel 9.</p><p>Hamilton County Commissioners Monday approved hiring attorneys Firooz Namei and James Bogen.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:20:01 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16598 at http://wvxu.org Judge Hunter to get outside counsel "Right church, wrong pew" voters must be counted http://wvxu.org/post/right-church-wrong-pew-voters-must-be-counted <p>An issue which left a Hamilton County Juvenile Court judgeship in legal limbo for months after the 2010 election has been resolved once and for all by a federal district court judge in Columbus.<br><br>U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley has made permanent a ruling he issued last year saying that provisional ballots cast by voters who show up at the right polling place but the wrong precinct table must be counted.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:37:39 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 15016 at http://wvxu.org