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A former death row inmate exonerated when another man confessed to his crime is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to completely clear his name to allow him to seek compensation from the state. 

The Ohio Supreme Court will weigh in on the state's mandatory punishment for a 21 year old man convicted after what he said was a consensual sexual relationship with a 15 year old girl.

The Ohio Supreme Court says state oil and gas drilling regulations supersede local zoning laws.

The Ohio Supreme Court has thrown out part of a state sexual assault law requiring a mandatory sentence when prosecutors provide corroboration of evidence.

The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday heard arguments about laws that tax professional athletes and entertainers who work for short periods of time in the state.

Just as state lawmakers pass a bill that will likely end most traffic camera programs in Ohio, the state’s highest court has ruled cities have the authority to use them.

The Republican-dominated Ohio Supreme Court took up several important cases this year, rendering opinions that surprised some observers.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that private property owners that lease to community colleges aren't entitled to property tax exemptions available to the institutions. 

SUPCO Justice Talks Same-Sex Marriage, JobsOhio

Nov 14, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer says language on same-sex marriage, pro or con, does not belong in the state Constitution.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has settled the question of whether a person be charged with unintentionally trying to commit an intentional murder. 

SUPCO: Toledo Municipal Court Warrants Unconstitutional

Nov 5, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled Toledo's municipal court has long issued arrest warrants that are unconstitutional because police weren't required to provide evidence for why they were seeking the warrant.

The U-S Supreme Court today also rejected the appeal of a Mount Vernon public school science teacher who was fired for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom. 

The Ohio Supreme Court will now decide whether a private management company that was paid tens of millions of dollars in tax money to run charter schools is -- at least to some extent -- a public entity. 

SUPCO Hears School Tax Case

Sep 11, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments over a school district's funding move that resulted in an unexpected tax increase. 

SUPCO Declines To Hear Former Cop's Appeal

Jul 24, 2014
Summit County Prosecutor's Office

Summit County prosecutors are asking a judge to again imprison former Akron police captain Douglas Prade, who is fighting a ruling that reinstated his conviction for killing his ex-wife.

The Ohio Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of a former Cuyahoga County judge convicted of lying to FBI agents.

SUPCO Delays Traffic Camera Case

Jul 10, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has put a Cleveland traffic camera case on hold while the justices decide a motorist's challenge to Toledo's camera system.

Fight Over Elections Board Members May Go To Court

Jul 3, 2014

The Lucas County Republican Party plans to take Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to court in a dispute over nominees for the county's troubled board of elections.

High Court To Decide Case Involving Insurance Definitions

Jun 30, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court often decides cases that are unusual.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of a former death row inmate from the Columbus area who says he did not commit the two murders for which he was convicted.

In a victory for payday lenders, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a two-week loan to an Elyria man that imposed more than 235-percent interest is not prohibited under Ohio's mortgage lending laws. 

Ohio Supreme Court Rules On Standing And JobsOhio

Jun 11, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court’s decision on JobsOhio doesn’t say anything about whether the legislature’s creation of that public-private entity was constitutional. 

SUPCO Upholds Cleveland Curfew Law

May 29, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court says the city of Cleveland has the right to enforce a curfew law for a downtown park.

SUPCO To Consider Public Records Cases

May 27, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on two cases involving media requests to law enforcement for public records.

The Ohio Supreme Court is siding with the state in a case involving compensation for landowners for flooding losses near Ohio's largest inland lake. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Duke Energy from charging customers for pollution clean-up at its deactivated manufactured-gas plants.

Supporters of medical marijuana legalization will march in Cleveland this weekend as an effort to get a constitutional amendment before voters continues.

State Supreme Court Weighs time Limits In Sex Abuse Cases

Apr 30, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide how long a victim of childhood sexual abuse has to file a lawsuit, if the abuser is a state employee. 

SUPCO Strikes Down Child Enticement Law

Mar 7, 2014

The Ohio Supreme court says Ohio's child enticement law is unconstitutional because it criminalizes innocent behavior.

SUPCO Hears Natural Gas Drilling Case

Feb 27, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court justices yesterday vigorously challenged attorneys over the power of state oil and gas drilling regulations to supersede local zoning laws  in a case brought by the Akron suburb of Munroe Falls against Beck Energy.