Ohio Democratic Party Sues Frank LaRose for Acting Without ‘Legal Authority’ in Setting New Primary Date

The Ohio Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose over the state’s chaotic postponement of the presidential primary.

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine Recuses Himself from Voting on His Father Gov. Mike DeWine’s Effort to Quash State Primary

When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine went court shopping to quash the state’s primary Tuesday as a way to fight the coronavirus, one of three Supreme Court justices who abstained from voting in his favor was his eldest son, Justice Pat DeWine.

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AG Yost Weighs In on Whistleblower Lawsuit Which Could Affect Ohio’s Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a “friend of the court brief” with the Ohio Supreme Court regarding a federal lawsuit filed by an employee of the Geauga County Health Department. Rebecca Buddenberg, a “whistleblower” who claims the county retaliated against her for reporting, “…unequal pay practices and potential ethical violations by County Health Commissioner Robert Weisdack,” resigned in May 2017. She filed her lawsuit in March 2018.

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While Senate Hears Legislation to Change Law Allowing State Takeovers of Failing School Districts, Ohio Supreme Court Takes Up The Case

The Senate Education Committee has been considering House Bill 154 (HB 154) for several months. The bill would eliminate all current academic distress commissions and repeal the law, prohibiting the formation of new ones. The purpose of academic distress commissions is to take over chronically failing school districts. The commissions were created by House Bill 70 (HB 70), the constitutionality of which is currently under consideration by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Former Democrat Judge Timothy Horton Law License ‘Indefinitely,’ Sets New Precedent for Discipline Involving Sexual Harassment

In a unanimous decision Thursday, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended disgraced former 10th District Court of Appeals Judge Tim Horton’s law license indefinitely. The precedent-setting ruling found that Horton’s resignation from the bench and 10-day jail sentence for multiple misconduct violations, including sexual harassment, didn’t go far enough.

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Chief Justice O’Connor Talks About ‘A Good Year’ and Sentencing Reform

Ohio Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor delivered her ninth State of the Judiciary Address on Thursday at the Ohio Judicial Conference. “Looking back over the past 12 months, I must say overall I think it’s been a good year since I last spoke with you.”

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First Energy Solutions Wants Their Lawsuit Against House Bill 6 Referendum Expedited, AG Yost Says No

Last week First Energy Solutions (FES), which owns the two nuclear power plants in northern Ohio, sued the Ohio Secretary of State and Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts. FES wants to stop the Bailout group from moving ahead with their referendum against House Bill 6 – known as the nuclear bailout – and they asked for the case to be expedited. Attorney General Dave Yost declined their request.

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Ohio Attorney Expresses Concern About Identifying a City as a ‘Victim’ in Supreme Court Case, Calls It a ‘Very Slippery Slope’

The City of Centerville in Montgomery County wants the Ohio Supreme Court to consider it a “victim” based upon the “rights of victims of crime” in the Ohio Constitution.

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Partial Birth Abortion Doctor’s Appeal to Keep Dayton Clinic Operating Rejected by Ohio Supreme Court

Pro-Lifers in Ohio are celebrating after Dr. Martin Haskell, one of the nation’s most notorious abortion providers, lost his appeal to keep the Women’s Med Center of Dayton open in a narrow decision by Ohio’s Supreme Court this week.

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French Reminds Conservatives at OLC Event about the Importance of Voting in Every Race on the Ballot

  SAINT LOUISVILLE, Ohio – Justice Judi French, one of Ohio’s seven Supreme Court Justices, reminded a couple hundred freedom-minded citizens from around the state at the Ohio Liberty Coalition’s meeting Saturday how important it is that they vote in every race on the ballot each election. Justice French and…

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LeBron James Celebrates Ohio Electing First Black Woman to State Supreme Court

Ohio Democrats had an overall dismal performance in Tuesday’s elections, losing the governorship and all of the down-ticket statewide races including secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and auditor. They also lost every congressional seat they had targeted to flip from red to blue. But they did score some significant…

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