Ohio Supreme Court

Red light and speed cameras
2:57 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court to hear arguments on traffic cameras Wednesday

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a big case on the red light and speed cameras that some 15 Ohio communities are using.

The issue is not whether setting up cameras to catch red light runners and speeders is legal. It’s about whether requiring appeals of traffic camera citations to be heard by administrative hearing officers instead of in municipal court is legal. That is how most cities across the country deal with appeals of traffic camera tickets.

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JobsOhio
2:28 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court issues long awaited ruling in JobsOhio case

The state’s highest court has ruled that ProgressOhio, a liberal policy group, and two Democratic lawmakers, do not have the right to sue over the constitutionality of JobsOhio.

"It's been a long, strange trip," said ProgressOhio’s Brian Rothenberg, who had sued on behalf of taxpayers.

The case has been tied up in court for more than a year. The ruling means the Ohio Supreme Court will not decide the issue of whether the legislature’s creation of JobsOhio was constitutional.

Death Penalty
3:41 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Ohio task force releases final Death Penalty report

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Update: Committee issued it's final report today. You can read it here. Court News Ohio says: The report will now be reviewed by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and by the president of the Ohio State Bar Association and is being made available to the members of the Ohio General Assembly and interested parties.

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Judicial reform
3:59 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Ohio Chief Justice talking about judicial election reform

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor
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The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is continuing her statewide conversations about judicial election reform.  Maureen O'Connor spoke Friday to the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce in Eastgate. 

O'Connor said polling shows people like their local judges, but they think there are problems with the legal system.  She said it is important to have an impartial judiciary.

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November election
3:35 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Hamilton County must change ballot language

UPDATE:

Ohio's top court says Hamilton County must amend its ballot language on a Cincinnati charter amendment ahead of the November election.

The Supreme Court Thursday ruled the county must include omitted sections of the proposed amendment to reform the city's employee pension program.  The group Cincinnati for Pension Reform put the issue on the ballot but objected to the modified language adopted by the Board of Elections.

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