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Court Upholds Ohio Killer’s Death Sentence Again

Ohio Supreme Court upholds death sentence of man found guilty of murder while on parole for murder.
22, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who fatally shot his girlfriend three decades ago while on parole for killing his wife.

Ohio High Court Strikes Down Child Enticement Law

The Ohio Supreme Court rules Ohio's child enticement law is unconstitutional.
6, 2014

The Ohio Supreme court has thrown out Ohio’s child enticement law, saying it criminalizes innocent behavior. The decision puts the responsibility to rewrite the law on Ohio legislators.

Supreme Court Considers Sixth Trial For Same Murder

Christopher Anderson was locked up on Aug. 22, 2002, charged with strangling Amber Zurcher to death. Since then, he’s been put on trial five times. Twice, the case ended in mistrials, twice in hung juries and once, his conviction was overturned on appeal.
9, 2013

Justices heard arguments from the state and attorneys for a man who’s seen two mistrials, two hung juries, and one overturned conviction over the last 11 years.

Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling

Plaintiff Edith Windsor,of New York, waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, after the court heard arguments on her Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case.
26, 2013

The federal law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which the court decided violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

Field Director Charles White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
25, 2013

While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.

Poll Says Most Ohioans Favor Tax Hike On Drilling Companies

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
12, 2012

The wide-reaching poll also surveyed Ohioans on marijuana, same-sex marriage, and the practice of electing state Supreme Court justices.

GOP Refuses To Pull “Sympathizes With Rapists” Ad

The ad was commissioned by the Ohio Republican Party in support of incumbent Supreme Court Justice Robert Cupp. He says he was unaware of the ad until he was contacted by news media.
October 26, 2012

The Ohio Bar Association says a state Supreme Court justice must demand the state GOP pull a controversial ad from the airwaves. But Republicans say the ad will stay on the air.

Arizona-Style Immigration Law In Ohio?

SB 1070 ignited protests in Arizona and around the country.
26, 2012

Despite the controversy SB 1070 caused in Arizona, one Ohio lawmaker wants to mirror the so-called “show me your papers” clause that’s been held up by the U.S. Supreme Court.

State Smoking Ban Upheld In Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a statewide smoking ban is constitutional.
23, 2012

In a unanimous decision Wednesday, justices rejected claims by a Columbus tavern owner that argued the fines it was charged for violations were an illegal taking of property, violating the state’s legitimate police powers.

Ohio Joins Health Care Fight In Washington

Ohio protesters like these outside a downtown Columbus federal building last week have said the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
26, 2012

After months of protests and political jostling by both sides, representatives from Ohio and 25 other states are in Washington, D.C. today for Supreme Court arguments on the Affordable Care Act.