Latest Ohio Supreme Court News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 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...

Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

Aug. 01, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty 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 and Roberta John and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 25, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Should most Ohio retailers be required to accept cash as payment? A downstate GOP lawmaker has done something that many might consider unusual for a Republican -- introduce a bill in the Ohio Senate that would add a...

Ohio Supreme Court scraps 2nd GOP-drawn congressional map

Jul. 19, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a second Republican-drawn map of U.S. House districts as gerrymandered on Tuesday, sending it back for a third attempt to meet constitutional parameters approved by Ohio voters. The ruling adds to a string of court defeats for...

Court denies request for emergency halt to Ohio abortion ban

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An emergency stay of Ohio's newly imposed state ban on abortions at the first detectable “fetal heartbeat” was rejected Friday by the state Supreme Court. At issue was a request by Ohio abortion providers for the interim delay while the court reviews the...

GOP mapmakers' defiance of Ohio high court divides parties

Jun. 17, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State leaders continued to spar on Friday over whether the Ohio Supreme Court should force the state's Republican-dominated political mapmaking panel to answer for defying a court order to redraw unconstitutional Statehouse maps. Republican Secretary of State...

High court weighs delay in charging man in woman's attack

Jun. 16, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man arrested 26 years after a brutal assault of a woman says the state took too long to charge him and his conviction should be thrown out in a case that went before the Ohio Supreme Court Thursday. Ralph Bortree was arrested in 2019 and charged with...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 13, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 12, 2022. Editorial: Ohio’s cynically partisan zero-sum games over redistricting show reforms are needed In January, as an Ohio Supreme Court majority rejected the first of a slew of what it found to be unconstitutionally gerrymandered...

Justices decline to take up ex-campus bookstore worker case

Jun. 07, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to take up a fired college bookstore employee's battle for his job, likely ending the Ohioan's yearslong saga. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor signed the single-sentence entry declining Andre Brady's appeal without...

Judges impose voided Statehouse map, set Aug. 2 primary

May. 27, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal court panel on Friday ordered Ohio to hold an Aug. 2 primary using the third set of Statehouse maps approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission, despite a rebuke of the plan by the state's high court. The court acted after giving Ohio a Saturday...