SUPCO Justice DeWine Recuses Himself From ECOT Case

Jul 10, 2018

Justice Pat DeWine

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine has recused himself from a case over how the state calculated funding for the now-defunct online charter school operator The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, five months after it was argued. 

The son of Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine did not give a reason for the recusal. DeWine is one of three Republican justices who received contributions from ECOT founder Bill Lager. Judith French recused herself last year and was replaced by Democratic Judge W. Scott Gwin.