Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Politics
12:00 am
Sun May 11, 2014

Tuesday's primary produced some races to watch this fall

Tuesday’s primary was a low turnout affair. There was no county in southwest Ohio where the turnout reached 20 percent.

So a relative handful of Democratic and Republican voters got to choose the candidate for this this November’s election.

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.

And, in county races, incumbents – both Democrat and Republican – have a distinct advantage.

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Local News
1:01 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Civil rights lawyer to run as independent for juvenile court

Jennifer Branch
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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.

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.

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Local News
11:14 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Judge Tracie Hunter going to trial in September

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

A trial date of September 8 was set this morning for Hamilton Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter, who faces nine criminal charges.

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.

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.

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Local News
3:35 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Tracie Hunter's lawyer asks for a change of venue

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.

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.

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Judge Tracie Hunter
11:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Judge Hunter enters not guilty plea

Judge Tracie Hunter (second from right) is arraigned Friday on nine felony indictments.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter was in court Friday but standing on the other side of the bench.

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.

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.

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