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JULY 31, 2020

Remote Appearances and Oaths Extended

The Ohio Supreme Court today issued an order to continue allowing remote appearances by parties in Ohio courts and the remote administration of oaths and affirmations.

Anti-Bias Training Part of Judicial College’s Present and Past

Racial fairness has been the leading issue of protests in Ohio since the death of George Floyd in police custody four months ago.

JULY 30, 2020

Conduct Board Announces August Hearings

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logoThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced August disciplinary hearings involving attorneys.

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AUGUST 4, 2020

Prior Decision on Payment of Court Costs Applied to Three Cases

The Ohio Supreme Court today decided three additional cases based on its July 2 decision that a trial court does not have to consider a convicted criminal defendant’s present or future ability to pay court costs when considering the defendant’s request to have the costs waived, suspended, or modified.

JULY 30, 2020

Court Confirms Postrelease Control Sanction Can Be Challenged Only on Direct Appeal

The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled for a second time this year that challenges to errors by trial courts imposing postrelease control  may be raised by an offender only on direct appeal.

JULY 29, 2020

Conviction Not Required to Pursue Civil Lawsuit Based on Criminal Acts

Ohio law allows a person to pursue a civil lawsuit based on injuries caused by a criminal act without having to show the crime resulted in a conviction, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JULY 28, 2020

Fugitive Doctor Challenges Former Patients’ Right to Sue

A fugitive doctor accused of botching hundreds of spine surgeries is striking back at some of his former victims, accusing them of a botched judge-shopping scheme that he argues should cost the patients their right to sue.

JULY 23, 2020

Immigrant Charged with Sex Crimes Cannot Withdraw Plea Based on Faulty Legal Advice

A Romanian national failed to prove that had he been given accurate information about the potential of being deported by pleading guilty, he would have instead chosen a trial to fight the charges against him, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

New Trial Based on Juror’s Letter Expressing Regret Denied

The Ohio Supreme Court today held that a new trial was not warranted in a case where, following a jury trial, a juror wrote a letter claiming that she had agreed to a Friday-evening verdict to avoid having to return for jury deliberations the following week.

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AUGUST 6, 2020

Three Visiting Judges Hear Oral Arguments Remotely

Image of an attorney at a podium addressing the bench of the Supreme Court of OhioThree judges from appeals courts throughout the state served as visiting judges on the Ohio Supreme Court for oral arguments.

AUGUST 5, 2020

Appellate Judges Hear Oral Arguments

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

AUGUST 4, 2020

Court Approves Rules for Judicial Campaign Activities

The Ohio Supreme Court has approved two amendments to the Code of Judicial Conduct that revise certain requirements for judicial campaigns.

JULY 27, 2020

Governor Appoints Fourth District Court of Appeals Judge

Image of a woman in a black suit standing with her arms crossedGov. Mike DeWine has announced the appointment of Kristy S. Wilkin to the Fourth District Court of Appeals.

JULY 15, 2020

Justices Call for Statewide Sentencing Database

Image containing six smaller individual images of three women and three men participating in a video meetingOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Justice Michael Donnelly are calling for a statewide sentencing database, which they see as the keystone to criminal justice reform and racial fairness.

JULY 8, 2020

First District Judge Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of a male judgeFirst District Court of Appeals Judge Pierre H. Bergeron served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case to decide the correct classification for out-of-state sex offenders.

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JULY 31, 2020

Remote Appearances and Oaths Extended

The Ohio Supreme Court today issued an order to continue allowing remote appearances by parties in Ohio courts and the remote administration of oaths and affirmations.

Anti-Bias Training Part of Judicial College’s Present and Past

Racial fairness has been the leading issue of protests in Ohio since the death of George Floyd in police custody four months ago.

JULY 30, 2020

Conduct Board Announces August Hearings

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logoThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced August disciplinary hearings involving attorneys.