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No Justice: Judicial Election Reform in Ohio


It's been 45 years since Ohio enacted comprehensive judicial reforms, and it might be time for a tune-up. In light of low voter turnout at judicial elections and even lower popular opinion of the courts, Chief Justice of Ohio Maureen O'Connor has unveiled a new plan to strengthen elections, and educate the electorate. This hour, we'll get the details of her new proposal.


  • Maureen O'Connor, Chief Justice of Ohio's Supreme Court
  • Nancy Brown, President of the League of Women Voters
  • Tom Suddes, Columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Links Chief Justice O'Connor's Proposal for Strengthening Judicial Elections http://www.lwvohio.org/site.cfm/imPACT-Home/Issues/Judicial-Impartiality/Judicial.cfm http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2013/05/19/senate-should-sign-off-on-judicial-appointments.html