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MAY 21, 2019

Constitutional Knowledge Takes Center Stage at Ohio Statehouse

Image of four middle school students - two girls and two boys - sitting at a table.Forget about summer plans. More than 200 Ohio middle school students recently hit the books to show off their knowledge of the United States Constitution.

MAY 15, 2019

170 Legal Minds Celebrate Start as Attorneys

After years of studying, and passing the biggest test of their lives, 170 lawyers joined the legal profession at the annual spring Ohio Bar Admissions Ceremony.

MAY 14, 2019

Thousands Flock to Supreme Court in Spring

Spring is arguably the most inviting time of year to simply get out and wander. For visitors to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, the warmer weather is just one reason why the three-month stretch is undoubtedly the building’s busiest season.

MAY 13, 2019

Court Approves Change to Judicial Fundraising

The Ohio Supreme Court today announced the adoption of amendments to the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct to increase the time a judicial candidate’s campaign committee can start soliciting and receiving campaign contributions.

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MAY 22, 2019

Florida Attorney Convicted of Health Care Fraud Suspended

A Tampa, Florida, attorney, licensed to practice in Ohio, was indefinitely suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court today based on a federal felony conviction that stemmed from health care fraud charges.

MAY 16, 2019

Suspended Westerville Attorney Receives Two More Years of Suspension

The Ohio Supreme Court today issued a two-year suspension to a Westerville attorney, who has yet to seek reinstatement from a one-year suspension imposed on him in 2016.

MAY 15, 2019

Court Must Reconsider Guilty Plea Withdrawal by Immigrant Facing Deportation

A Honduran native living in Stark County and facing deportation will be allowed pursue his claim that he received ineffective legal assistance, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 14, 2019

News Outlet Argues for Prompt Release of Police Bodycam Videos, Which Show Taser Use

The Cincinnati Enquirer is challenging the Cincinnati Police Department’s November 2017 refusal to release any footage from body cameras that police officers were wearing when they used Taser stun guns to subdue two men.

MAY 8, 2019

Cuyahoga County Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment Claim Can Continue

Over the objections of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, the common pleas court does have jurisdiction over a former death-row inmate’s claim that he was wrongfully imprisoned and is entitled to state compensation, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 7, 2019

Probate Judge Blocked From Taking Control of Greene County Courtroom

Greene County’s probate judge cannot force the county to designate that a courtroom be reserved exclusively for probate cases three days a week, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 2, 2019

Search of Man Walking Near Where Gunshots Heard Was Constitutional

A police search of a man walking and talking on his cell phone in an area where gunshots were fired no more than 60 seconds earlier was lawful, and the handgun obtained during the search can be used as evidence, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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MAY 21, 2019

Three Visiting Judges Hear Oral Arguments

Three judges from district appeals courts throughout the state today served as visiting judges on the Ohio Supreme Court for oral arguments.

MAY 20, 2019

Chief Justice Awarded Ohio’s Top Legal Honor

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has devoted her career to improving the justice system. It’s a passion that resulted in her receiving the state’s highest legal honor.

MAY 9, 2019

Judge-Turned-Journalism Prof Teaches Media Skills at Judicial Orientation

Months after their first crash course on courtroom conduct, Ohio’s newest crop of first-time judges returned to the Supreme Court for four days of orientation on many more subjects, including effective ways of working with the media.

MAY 8, 2019

Seventh District Judge Sits on Ohio Supreme Court

Image of Seventh District Court of Appeals Judge Cheryl L. WaiteSeventh District Court of Appeals Judge Cheryl L. Waite served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today involving a case on whether state law requires that a canine must be previously designated a “dangerous dog” before restitution can be sought from the owner.

APRIL 30, 2019

Growing Cases & Complexities of Autism in Ohio’s Courts

Despite decades of looking over legal documents, Licking County Magistrate Bill Rickrich is always learning something new.

APRIL 18, 2019

April Brings Awareness to Judges’ Year-Round Work against Child Abuse

For lawyers who go the judiciary route, their judgeships can lead to any number of courts. But the ones that become callings, tend to be the most personal.

APRIL 15, 2019

Appellate Judges, Akron Alums Return to School for Oral Arguments

Image of an attorney presenting oral arguments to Ninth District Court of Appeals judgesYears ago, all the current judges on the Ninth District Court of Appeals sat in lecture halls as University of Akron students. This week, they showed current law students where their education can take them.

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MAY 21, 2019

Constitutional Knowledge Takes Center Stage at Ohio Statehouse

Image of four middle school students - two girls and two boys - sitting at a table.Forget about summer plans. More than 200 Ohio middle school students recently hit the books to show off their knowledge of the United States Constitution.

MAY 15, 2019

170 Legal Minds Celebrate Start as Attorneys

After years of studying, and passing the biggest test of their lives, 170 lawyers joined the legal profession at the annual spring Ohio Bar Admissions Ceremony.

MAY 14, 2019

Thousands Flock to Supreme Court in Spring

Spring is arguably the most inviting time of year to simply get out and wander. For visitors to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, the warmer weather is just one reason why the three-month stretch is undoubtedly the building’s busiest season.

MAY 13, 2019

Court Approves Change to Judicial Fundraising

The Ohio Supreme Court today announced the adoption of amendments to the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct to increase the time a judicial candidate’s campaign committee can start soliciting and receiving campaign contributions.