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MAY 20, 2022

Upper Arlington Makes Moot Court History

Image of two boys and two girls, all wearing suits, wearing medals, posing in front of the giant, stainless steel gavel in the south reflecting pool of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. One boy is holding a trophy, while a girl is holding a plaque and certificate.For the first time, the state moot court final featured two teams from the same school.

MAY 17, 2022

Perseverance Exemplified at Bar Admissions Ceremony

Among the 109 newly sworn in Ohio attorneys who took the oath last week at the Supreme Court of Ohio’s spring bar admissions ceremony, one northeast Ohio father of three might have the most uncommon route.

MAY 13, 2022

Remote Technology Central in Proposed Court Rule Changes

Male judge in black judicial robe seated on a bench with a female staff member standing next to him.A series of proposed rule changes to the practices and procedures in Ohio’s courts have been filed with the General Assembly. Among the amendments are proposals for the use of remote technology to make courts more accessible and efficient.


MAY 24, 2022

Cable Installer Owes $341,000 for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

An underground cable installation company owes about $341,000 in workers compensation premiums because it improperly classified its workers as independent contractors, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

MAY 19, 2022

State Funding Cuts for Cities Collecting Traffic Camera Fines Constitutional

Image of a traffic light with cameraA law that reduces state funding to municipalities that use red-light and speeding photo enforcement is constitutional, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

MAY 17, 2022

Cedar Point Pass Holders Want Refunds for COVID-Shortened Season

The roller coaster of COVID-19 has spun into a dizzying number of lawsuits across the country. The pandemic “is expected to lead to more litigation than any other incident in U.S. history,” according to one legal publication.

MAY 12, 2022

Death Sentence Upheld for Cleveland Man Who Killed Car Lot Owners

Image of a smiling prison inmateThe Supreme Court of Ohio today affirmed the death penalty of a Cleveland man who killed the husband-and-wife owners of a car dealership while stealing two cars and money.

MAY 11, 2022

New Trial Rejected for Man Who Claimed Trial Judge Was Biased

When a criminal defendant does not object to an error made during the trial, regardless of the severity of the mistake, then the defendant appealing the case must prove the error impacted the outcome of the trial, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

MAY 10, 2022

Man’s Illegal Gun Possession Can Be Basis for Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today that if a person is prohibited from using a gun but does so anyway, proximate resulting in the death of another, he can be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The reason that he is prohibited from using the gun is irrelevant.

MAY 5, 2022

Marion County Inmate’s Plot to Kill Ex-Wife Was Tried in Wrong County

A Marion County prison inmate cannot be tried for retaliation in Erie County for plotting with a cellmate to kill his ex-wife when all his actions occurred in Marion County, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.


May 11, 2022

Supreme Court Educating Students in Person and Afar

The Supreme Court of Ohio has a mission to educate students across Ohio about the justice system. In certain instances, the Supreme Court brings that initiative directly to young Ohioans.

APRIL 26, 2022

Former Lawmaker Hears First Supreme Court Case

Image of female judge in a judicial robe holding an award. On either side of her is a man and a woman.A prominent Ohio public servant over the past three decades debuted today as a visiting judge on the Supreme Court of Ohio.

APRIL 20, 2022

Ohio Program to Serve as Mentor for Drug Courts Nationwide

Image of female judge in a judicial robe holding an award. On either side of her is a man and a woman.The judicial system paved a path for two northeast Ohio court employees on how to help people struggling with substance use. It’s a mission that gives them purpose locally and now, nationally.

APRIL 19, 2022

Assistant Prosecutor Appointed to Tenth District Bench

Longtime Franklin County assistant prosecutor Keith McGrath was appointed today as a judge on the Tenth District Court of Appeals.

APRIL 12, 2022

Four Visiting Judges Hear Oral Arguments

Three Supreme Court of Ohio oral arguments today included visiting judges. Two of the judges sat in one case.

MARCH 30, 2022

Attorney, Mediator Appointed as Henry County Judge

Image is a headshot photo of Judge-designate Elizabeth Schuller wearing a white blouse and black blazerNorthwest Ohio attorney and mediator Elizabeth J. Schuller was appointed today as the judge for Napoleon Municipal Court.

MARCH 25, 2022

Clinton County Assistant Prosecutor Appointed Judge

Image of a man with a beard wearing a blue checkered suit smilingWilliam C. Randolph, a longtime member of the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office, was appointed today as the judge for Hillsboro Municipal Court.

MARCH 24, 2022

Two Judges Appointed in Montgomery County

Kimberly A. Melnick and Robert G. Hanseman were appointed today as judges for Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.