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FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative Debuts New Website

Image of the landing page for the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (RJOI) on the National Center for State Courts website.A new year brings a new website for a first-of-its kind regional judicial effort by states to combat the opioid epidemic.

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Love and Marriage: Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Court Weddings

It’s one of the sweetest days of the year – whether it’s due to chocolates, flowers, or sentimental words – but for dozens of couples in Franklin County, they got a lot more this Valentine’s Day.

Two Ohio Courts Face Off in Cereal Challenge

Image of Barberton Judges Todd McKenny and David Fish peeking out amidst hundreds of stacked cereal boxesA unique challenge between two Ohio courts is getting competitive, judging from the mounting cereal boxes raised by Barberton and Stow courts this week.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Disability Compensation Can Be Denied if Injured Worker Refuses Additional Exams

An injured worker seeking workers’ compensation benefits may be subjected to additional medical examinations if the state explains why other exams would be necessary or helpful in determining the worker’s eligibility, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

FEBRUARY 12, 2019

In Death Penalty Appeal, Cincinnati Man Claims Jurors Revealed Racial Bias

A Cincinnati man on death row for the murder of his 2-year-old daughter is challenging his convictions and death sentence. He has identified numerous legal arguments in his automatic appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court, which will hear the case next week.

Franklin County Judge Receives One-Year Stayed Suspension

Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Amelia “Amy” A. Salerno received a fully stayed one-year suspension from the practice of law after the Ohio Supreme Court found she did not fairly and impartially apply the law.

JANUARY 22, 2019

Legality of Police Searches at Issue in Cases Before Supreme Court

In two separate cases, the Franklin County prosecuting attorney is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to overturn lower court decisions invalidating searches of suspects by the Columbus police.

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JANUARY 31, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Gets Award for Campaign Against Issue 1

Image of OACBHA Executive Council President Elaine Georgas and Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'ConnorA leading force in defeating a measure that would have changed the Ohio Constitution received an award for her efforts last fall against Issue 1.

JANUARY 29, 2019

Fifth District Judge Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge Earl Wise Jr and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat Fischer Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge Earle E. Wise Jr. served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case involving whether a lawyer should be suspended for allegedly extorting money from a client.

JANUARY 17, 2019

Justice Stewart Starts Tenure as First African-American Woman Elected to Supreme Court

At 215 years old, the Ohio Supreme Court is full of history, but it’s most recent milestone wasn’t a decision. It was an addition.

JANUARY 15, 2019

Reflections from the Bench, Episode 2: Former Justice Andy Douglas

Justice Patrick F. Fischer interviews former Justice Andy Douglas in the second episode of “Reflections from the Bench.”

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FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative Debuts New Website

Image of the landing page for the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (RJOI) on the National Center for State Courts website.A new year brings a new website for a first-of-its kind regional judicial effort by states to combat the opioid epidemic.

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Love and Marriage: Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Court Weddings

It’s one of the sweetest days of the year – whether it’s due to chocolates, flowers, or sentimental words – but for dozens of couples in Franklin County, they got a lot more this Valentine’s Day.

Two Ohio Courts Face Off in Cereal Challenge

Image of Barberton Judges Todd McKenny and David Fish peeking out amidst hundreds of stacked cereal boxesA unique challenge between two Ohio courts is getting competitive, judging from the mounting cereal boxes raised by Barberton and Stow courts this week.

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Historic First

Justice Stewart's oath serves as a monumental milestone.