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It was the heavyweight court battle that’s been brewing for more than a year.

Attorneys for the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and the Ohio Department of Education traded jabs before the Ohio Supreme Court over how the state should fund schools and if that funding should be tied to just enrollment or student participation.

ECOT teachers, staff, families and students rallied at the Statehouse in May 2017.
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The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday considers what could be the final appeal by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

ECOT closed last month because of financial trouble related to having to repay tens of millions of dollars in funding it never should have received. The affects on tax payers have gotten most of the attention, but former ECOT teachers and students say they're the real victims.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Richard Beasley, the man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers.

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Against Two Abortion Clinics

Feb 6, 2018
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The Ohio Supreme Court has delivered a pair of blows to abortion clinics in Toledo and Cleveland.

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An ethics complaint says an Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell should recuse himself from hearing a case affecting funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, the giant online charter school for which he was commencement speaker in 2013.

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After serving on the Ohio Supreme Court for 15 years, Bill O'Neill's new year began with an attempt by Senate Republicans to kick him off. Before it could go any further, though, he stepped down himself to pursue the goal that's been on his mind for months: running for Ohio governor. 

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A judicial panel will hold a hearing to determine whether Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick DeWine violated ethics rules when he participated in cases that involved his father, Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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Gov. John Kasich announced on Thursday that he would appoint Mary DeGenaro, a justice on the Seventh District Court of Appeals in Youngstown, to the bench of the Ohio Supreme Court. She will fill the vacancy being left by Bill O'Neill, who's stepping down Friday to run for the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida’s capital punishment sentencing law in 2016, a convicted killer is now arguing Ohio’s death penalty law is unconstitutional. Maurice Mason claims the ruling that a jury must sentence a defendant to death makes Ohio’s two-part sentencing process illegal.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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No matter how long the fight, the end always comes quickly.

Ohio’s largest online charter school is closing abruptly halfway through the academic year, meaning families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow are scrambling to arrange other schooling options.

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