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The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld cities' use of traffic camera enforcement, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a police officer to be present. But Columbus officials say the city won't rush to bring their cameras back.

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The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in a Miranda rights case from Cleveland. The court says being questioned in the front seat of a police car is not the same as being interrogated while in custody. 

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The Ohio Supreme Court has decided a tough case that involves two young parents, which will likely mean a 2-year-old child will be taken from the Tennessee family he’s lived with since birth.

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The state Department of Education can start collecting $60 million from Ohio’s largest online charter school. This comes after the Ohio Supreme Court decided not to grant an injunction. However, the fight is far from over.

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ECOT, one of the nation's largest online charter schools, is locked in a fight with the Ohio Department of Education over tens of millions of dollars. Now it's asking the Ohio Supreme Court to step in. 

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The state Supreme Court has for the third time upheld the death sentence for Ohio's only condemned female killer.

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether the free speech rights of people living with HIV were violated by a law requiring they disclose their status to potential sexual partners.

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Kids under 13 can’t be charged with rape in Ohio. But the Ohio Supreme Court will decide if they can be charged with other sex crimes if both involved in the act were under 13. The court heard arguments in a case involving a 12-year-old and a nine-year-old.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a student’s constitutional rights weren’t violated by a search of an unattended book bag that led to the discovery of a gun.

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The state’s leading abortion rights group is asking an Ohio Supreme Court justice to remove herself from two cases involving abortion providers.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy spoke last week at a fundraiser for Greater Toledo Right to Life. The state high court will hear cases later this year involving a Toledo abortion clinic’s fight with the state over transfer agreements and abortion restrictions in the 2013 state budget. 

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A case originating at a Columbus high school was heard by the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday. It revolves around how and why a student at a public school can have their personal property searched.

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The Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over the constitutionality of a Columbus student's backpack search that authorities say led first to the discovery of bullets and later to a gun.

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Ohio lawmakers are moving quickly to override a state Supreme Court ruling that prosecutors fear could delay and shorten sentences for suspects caught with cocaine.

In 2016, supporters of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson collected petitions to get their candidate on the Ohio ballot.
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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against members of the committee that nominated Libertarian presidential candidate, Gary Johnson, and his running mate, Bill Weld, to be on the ballot as independent candidates last fall.

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The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow on whether a state law that bans the use of most red-light cameras goes too far.

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Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the investigative files of a completed criminal case are a public record under state law.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has sharply split over whether a 112-year sentence for a teenager convicted of kidnapping and raping a Youngstown State student in 2001 is constitutional. The court ended up ruling against what is effectively a life sentence.

The Ohio Supreme Court says a state law capping damages in sex-abuse cases is constitutional. That means a 15-year-old Delaware County girl raped by her pastor in 2008 will get a quarter of a million dollars – not the $3.5 million the jury awarded her family. 

The girl’s lawyer had argued the $250,000 cap is unconstitutional, especially when it comes to underage victims of sex crimes. But a majority of the court agreed those caps on non-injury cases passed by state lawmakers in 2005 are constitutional. 

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A former inmate who spent years on death row for a double murder he didn't commit is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to rule for a second time that he can continue to sue the state for wrongful imprisonment.

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The state's highest court has ruled that online retailers who do business in Ohio must pay the Commercial Activity Tax, even if the businesses have no physical offices in Ohio. The decision will affect about $1.7 billion in revenue each year.

This election, appeals court judge Pat DeWine is vying for a position on the Ohio Supreme Court.

But because DeWine's father is Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, leaders from the Ohio Democratic Party say if he's elected, it would be a conflict of interest. 

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A group that fights for an end to the death penalty in Ohio has issued a new report showing a task force’s recent recommendations are not being implemented.

Ohio's largest anti-death penalty group wants more recommendations for changing the state's capital punishment law to be enacted.

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A divided Ohio Supreme Court says the state's good Samaritan law applies to individuals trying to provide non-medical help in emergencies.

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BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) - Special programs allowing Ohio college students to earn both their bachelor's and law degrees in a combined six years are cropping up around the state.

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Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled that prior juvenile convictions cannot be used to increase the severity of charges or the length of prison sentences those individuals receive as adults. 

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A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutional.

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The Ohio Supreme Court says backers of a plan to cap the price Ohio pays for drugs it buys for Medicaid, prisons and other state-run programs fell short of the signatures they need to put it before voters next year.

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The Ohio Supreme Court says an insurer isn't liable for part of a central Ohio megachurch's $3.1 million settlement over the alleged beating of a 2-year-old boy at the church's daycare.

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A fight over whether Ohio can impose business taxes on companies that do millions of dollars of business in the state but have no stores or buildings on the ground has reached the state's Supreme Court.

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