Latest Ohio Supreme Court News

Democratic group sues over Ohio GOP's new congressional map

Nov. 23, 2021 10:58 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s newly drawn map of congressional districts was hit with its first constitutional challenge, which alleges the boundaries represent partisan gerrymandering by Republicans. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Ohio Supreme Court by the National...

Ohio Supreme Court decides gun access case under Marsy's Law

Nov. 18, 2021 17:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has successfully challenged her abusive ex-husband's right to possess a gun, under a crime victims’ rights law amended into the state Constitution in 2017. The state Supreme Court ruling on Thursday agreed with a lower court's...

House passes bill on training rules for armed school workers

Nov. 17, 2021 16:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts could set their own training requirements for employees they choose to arm under legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Ohio House Wednesday. The measure aims to undo the effect of an Ohio Supreme Court ruling earlier...

High court to weigh end of $300 weekly unemployment payment

Nov. 09, 2021 11:57 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide whether Gov. Mike DeWine had the legal ability to end the state's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments. At issue...

EXPLAINER: Why Ohio lawmakers want less teacher gun training

Nov. 09, 2021 10:20 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts could set their own training requirements for armed employees under Republican legislation arising from a court battle over one district's reaction to a school shooting. The legislation pending in the GOP-controlled House Criminal...

3 Ohio officials detail failed map negotiations to court

Nov. 05, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three statewide elected officials told the Ohio Supreme Court on Friday that even their combined 75 years of experience couldn't bridge the gap between legislative Republicans and Democrats to achieve 10-year maps of state legislative districts. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 01, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Oct. 31, 2021. Editorial: Ohio Republicans ignore will of people by drawing partisan legislative maps Ohio’s Republicans aren’t even trying. They have brushed off the hopes of Ohio voters and are taking their own path. ...

EXPLAINER: How mental illness law is changing Ohio death row

Oct. 21, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law prohibiting the execution of people who had severe mental illness at the time of their crime has begun seeing its first implementations. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in January signed the bill into law covering killers diagnosed with...

Court: Ohio regulators erred in OK'ing FirstEnergy affiliate

Oct. 15, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state's utility regulators should not have approved an Akron-based FirstEnergy affiliate to help consumers shop for electricity. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the high court's...

Divided court upholds death sentence for man who killed 4

Oct. 07, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The brutal killing of four people, including an 8-year-old child, justified the death sentence for an Ohio man and outweighed evidence presented on his behalf including a variety of mental health diagnoses, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. ...