Latest Ohio Supreme Court News

Execution date set for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

Sep. 27, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday set a September 2026 execution date for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation. Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell...

Court: Election denier can run for Ohio secretary of state

Sep. 20, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative podcaster who embraces former President Donald Trump’s discredited claims of a stolen 2020 election is eligible to run for Ohio secretary of state this fall, the state's high court ruled Tuesday. Terpeshore “Tore” Maras, who calls...

Ohio chief justice: New redistricting amendment needed

Sep. 15, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's efforts to curb gerrymandering are not working and voters must once again amend the constitution to take politics completely out of the process, the retiring chief justice of the state Supreme Court said Thursday. The current redistricting commission,...

Podcaster ruled ineligible in race for Ohio elections chief

Aug. 31, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative podcaster who embraces former President Donald Trump’s discredited claims of a stolen 2020 election isn’t eligible to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate vying to challenge Ohio's Republican elections chief, according to an assistant...

Court won't hear appeal in Oberlin College $25M judgment

Aug. 30, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not take up an appeal of a $25 million judgment against Oberlin College in a business' lawsuit claiming it was libeled by the school after a shoplifting incident involving three Black students. The court did not...

Judge rules against podcaster seeking to run Ohio elections

Aug. 26, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative podcaster who embraces former President Donald Trump’s discredited claims of a stolen 2020 election should be tossed from Ohio's fall ballot, where she is seeking to become the state elections chief, an Ohio justice recommended Friday. ...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 25, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 22, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. August 21, 2022. Editorial: DeWine, Husted need to come clean on their roles in HB 6 passage Ohioans deserve straight talk from Gov. Mike DeWine and his lieutenant governor, Jon Husted, about the House Bill 6/FirstEnergy scandal, the biggest...

Ohio GOP misses disputed deadline for new US House map

Aug. 18, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's latest court-imposed deadline for redrawing U.S. House district boundaries came and went Thursday without a new congressional map. Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp, an influential Republican and former justice, rejected any need for lawmakers to meet a...

Ohio high court upholds project to build Lake Erie wind farm

Aug. 10, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company can proceed with plans to build what will be the first freshwater offshore wind-powered electric-generation facility in North America, in Lake Erie off the coast of Cleveland, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. At issue is the 2020 approval by...