Ohio Supreme Court

Politics
8:04 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Chief Justice of Ohio Supreme Court Has Ideas for Reforming Process of Electing Judges

The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court has a plan that she thinks will reform the process of electing justices. Justice Maureen O’Connor says she’d like to keep party affiliation of judges off the ballot in primary and general elections. And she wants Ohio to start placing judicial races at the top of the ticket, hoping that doing so will lead to more voter participation in those races. O’Connor also wonders whether it might be best to move Judicial races to odd numbered years so they get more attention from voters.

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Statewide News
8:04 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Says State Can’t Continue to Collect CAT on Fuel

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the state cannot continue to a certain kind of tax money for non highway projects.

The state is spending about 140 million dollars each year that it gets from the commercial activities tax on fuel purchases for things that don’t involve highway maintenance and construction.  A couple of county engineers and some businesses thought that was a violation of the state constitution because, under it, tax money collected on fuel is to go for highway purposes. 

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Politics
9:37 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Rules On Legislative Map Constitutionality

The Ohio Supreme Court has made a long-awaited decision on whether the maps for state House and Senate districts drawn by elected leaders last year are valid. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

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Statewide News
6:35 am
Tue November 20, 2012

13 Vie to Fill Vacancy on Ohio Supreme Court

Thirteen judges and lawyers have applied to Gov. John Kasich for the upcoming vacancy on the Ohio Supreme Court.

Kasich's appointee will replace retiring Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton.

Absent from the list released by Kasich Monday were two incumbents who lost their high-court seats in November: Robert Cupp and Yvette McGee Brown.

Cupp cited the impact on rulings coming yet this year as a reason for not applying.

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Election 2012
6:18 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Supreme Court -- Ohio High Court Justice Beats Democrat, Keeps Seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Justice Terrence O'Donnell has defeated Democratic state Sen. Mike Skindell in one of three Ohio Supreme Court races.

The Cleveland Republican beat the suburban Cleveland lawmaker Tuesday for a six-year term. O'Donnell joined the court in 2003.

In a second race, Republican Justice Robert Cupp, of Lima, faced Democrat William O'Neill, a retired appeals court judge from Cleveland. O'Neill had a slight lead with about 90 percent of precincts reporting.

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