Maureen O'Connor

The Justice Center in Cleveland, the complex which houses the Cuyahoga County jail.
Karen Kasler

A bipartisan group of lawmakers launched another effort to overhaul the state’s bail system, which has been talked about for years and is backed by conservative and liberal groups.

A gavel commissioned by the Ohio State Bar Association sits outside the Ohio Supreme Court building in downtown Columbus.
Dan Konik

A big change coming to Ohio’s court system starting July 1, as the state takes a step closer to getting rid of cash bail for people being held in jail.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor (left) administers the oath of office to new Justice Jennifer Brunner on her family's Olive Hill Farm in Columbiana County.
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The Ohio Supreme Court now has three Democratic justices for the first time since 1994, with the first statewide swearing in to start the new year - the 162nd state supreme court justice.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor
Liesl Bonneau

The Ohio Democratic Party is asking the Franklin County Common Pleas Court that issued a ruling that allows for the addition of ballot drop boxes to take action against the Ohio Republican Party too. The comment is also being condemned by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor delivered her State of the Judiciary at the Hilton at Easton.
Liesl Bonneau

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is sending a message to all local courts and jails to do what they can to try and reduce the number of people behind bars as the state fights the spread of coronavirus.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor
Karen Kasler

Ohio's highest court has rejected a recommendation to allow judges throughout the state use “risk-assessment tools” to determine the amount of bail they require from defendants. 

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor delivered her State of the Judiciary at the Hilton at Easton.
Liesl Bonneau

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor talked about maintaining public trust in the judiciary, supporting sentencing reform, and keeping dockets moving with apps, texting and technology.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor
Jo Ingles

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is calling out a problem in the bail system, saying it’s a real problem when some low-income Ohioans charged with crimes have to pay bail to be released from lockups. 

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The top justice of the state’s highest court is speaking out on a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot, which would require low-level drug offenders be charged with misdemeanors, not felonies. Supporters say money could then go to treatment instead of crowded prisons. But Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has concerns about Issue 1.

Jo ingles

A Facebook post from the only Democratic justice on the Ohio Supreme Court is raising eyebrows today. But in an interview, Bill O’Neill, the only Democrat holding state-level statewide elected office, says he stands by it.

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The state’s leading abortion rights group is asking a Supreme Court justice to remove herself from two cases involving abortion providers coming before the court.

Katie Monahan, Ohio Supreme Court

Courts are getting hit hard by the state’s opioid epidemic, according to the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. That was just one point in her annual state of the judiciary speech.