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Citizens' Groups File ECOT-Related Complaint Against SUPCO Justice

Feb 1, 2018

Terrence O'Donnell
Credit supremecourt.ohio.gov

An ethics complaint says  Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell should recuse himself from hearing a case affecting funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, for which he was commencement speaker in 2013. 

The complaint asks the court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel to review whether O'Donnell's ability to be impartial is affected by his relationship with ECOT founder William Lager, including receiving a campaign contribution from Lager's company in 2012. ProgressOhio and Common Cause Ohio filed the complaint. The court hears arguments February 13 in the case.