The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is continuing her statewide conversations about judicial election reform. Maureen O'Connor spoke Friday to the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce in Eastgate.
O'Connor said polling shows people like their local judges, but they think there are problems with the legal system. She said it is important to have an impartial judiciary.
Ohio's top court says Hamilton County must amend its ballot language on a Cincinnati charter amendment ahead of the November election.
The Supreme Court Thursday ruled the county must include omitted sections of the proposed amendment to reform the city's employee pension program. The group Cincinnati for Pension Reform put the issue on the ballot but objected to the modified language adopted by the Board of Elections.
Stanley M. Chesley, the famed class-action lawyer who was disbarred in Kentucky and faced the same fate in Ohio, gave the Ohio Supreme Court notice that he is "permanently retired" from the practice of law.
The Ohio Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Services told WVXU this morning that Chesley's retirement was effective Thursday.