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Ohio Supreme Court Decides Two Major Cases In 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court in 2013 ruled on cases involving Medicaid and education.
December 27, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court justices decided two major cases in 2013. The cases highlight the year in the judicial branch of Ohio government.
One of the biggest rulings came two and a half weeks before the end of the year – the decision that upheld Medicaid expansion.

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion
December 20, 2013

Ohio’s high court has upheld a state legislative panel’s vote to fund an expansion of Medicaid.

High Court Upholds Privacy Of JobsOhio Records

Ohio Supreme Court says JobsOhio is exempted from state's public records law.
3, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawyer’s request for records kept by the state’s privatized job-creation agency on procedural grounds.

Foes Of JobsOhio Make Case To Supreme Court

The Kasich Administration's jobs creation board is challenged in the Ohio Supreme Court.
November 7, 2013

The Wednesday arguments involving the state’s job creation program didn’t focus on the legality of the program, but on who can sue to settle questions about JobsOhio.

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over JobsOhio

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November 6, 2013

JobsOhio comes before the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday, as a group of liberal and conservative activists make their arguments against lawyers for the job creation program and Gov. John Kasich.

Ohio Court Leader Pushes Plan For Interpreters

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The Ohio Supreme Court will make a free telephone line available to courts to provide round-the-clock interpreting in more than 200 languages.
12, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court is taking steps to ensure that non-English speakers and people who are hearing impaired have access to foreign and sign language interpreters.

Support Grows For Courtroom Bans Of Mobile Devices

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9, 2013

A national survey of judges, bailiffs and other court personnel shows growing support to ban mobile devices from courtrooms. The survey reflects a recognition of the impact of new media on the judicial process.

Divisions Mark Ohio Death Penalty Panel

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The Ohio Supreme Court committee report looking at changes in the death penalty is likely to be divided.
15, 2013

An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying changes to the state’s death penalty law is almost guaranteed to produce majority and minority reports on their findings when its work is finished later this year.

Ex-lawmakers: JobsOhio Foes Lack Standing To Sue

Two former Ohio lawmakers who helped design JobsOhio tell the Ohio Supreme Court a lawsuit against the quasi-private jobs agency should not move forward.
25, 2013

Two former state lawmakers who helped craft Gov. John Kasich’s ‘s privatized nonprofit job-creation entity tell the state’s high court that a lawsuit against JobsOhio shouldn’t be allowed to proceed.

Former Ohio Justice Now Opposes Death Penalty

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Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton says she's changed her view of capital punishment.
June 14, 2013

A former Ohio Supreme Court justice who mostly sided with the majority in cases ending in executions says she now opposes the death penalty. Former Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton says she objects not for moral reasons but because she doesn’t think the death penalty is effective.