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Ohio Supreme Court To Redistricting Committee: Is Contempt Merited?

20 Feb , 2022  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

The Ohio Supreme Court weighed in on the redistricting battle on Friday evening, asking the members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission why it shouldn’t hold them in contempt of court for defying its order.

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor signed an entry in all three of the lawsuits against the ORC on legislative redistricting, asking Gov. Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Auditor Keith Faber, Senate President Matt Huffman, House Speaker (and commission co-chair) Bob Cupp, state Sen. (and commission co-chair) Vernon Sykes and House Minority Leader Allison Russo, to explain the “failure to comply with this court’s February 7, 2022 order,” and why they shouldn’t face anything from fines to jail time, the consequences for contempt of court.

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Ohio Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Armed Teachers Case

14 Jan , 2021  

by Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

The issue of whether or not school districts should be allowed to determine firearms policies and the level of training needed comes down to grammar and the English language, according to attorneys who argued the case before the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The state’s highest court heard arguments in a lawsuit regarding a Butler County district’s ability to allow personnel to carry guns on school property.

The focus of the lawsuit became the meaning of one sentence in Ohio law creating conditions on being armed in schools. More…

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Mansfield Attorney Suspended

17 Jun , 2020  

By: Court News Ohio

On Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended a Mansfield attorney who “actively avoided” paying a settlement to a former client who sued him for legal malpractice.

In a unanimous per curiam opinion, the Supreme Court suspended Byron D. Corley for two years, with 18 months stayed, on the conditions that he pay the nearly $25,000 he owes his former client and not commit any further misconduct.

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a complaint against Corley with the Board of Professional Conduct in 2019, charging him with neglecting a client matter and refusing to pay a judgment that he agreed to begin paying in January 2014. More…

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