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Fifth District Judge Gwin Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge W. Scott Gwin

Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge W. Scott Gwin.

Image of Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge W. Scott Gwin

Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge W. Scott Gwin.

Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge W. Scott Gwin served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case about whether drivers are given adequate due process when they receive a ticket for running a red light or speeding through an intersection by a traffic camera.

Judge Gwin replaced Justice Terrence O’Donnell,who recused himself from Bradley L. Walker v. City of Toledo, et al. (Case No. 2013-1277). The case is out of the Sixth District Court of Appeals in Lucas County.

According to the Ohio Constitution, in the event of a recusal by a justice, the chief justice can select any of the 69 sitting Ohio appellate court judges to sit temporarily on the Supreme Court.

Judge Gwin last served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court in October 2010.

“It is an honor and privilege to sit on the state’s highest court,” Judge Gwin said. “The issues considered by the Supreme Court have an effect on all citizens within the state.”

Judge Gwin has served the Fifth District Court of Appeals since he was first elected in 1988. Prior to sitting on the bench, Judge Gwin served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio from 1976 to 1985 and was in private practice. He received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law.

The Fifth District Court of Appeals serves 15 counties in central Ohio, and hears cases from county, municipal and common pleas courts as well as original actions in habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, procedendo and quo warranto.

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