University of Denver

Ohio: Panel sides with candidate for Supreme Court

Former Senior Director

A thirteen-member judicial commission overturned a lower disciplinary panel that issued a cease-and-desist order against a Democratic supreme court candidate and former court of appeals judge, who identified himself as a judge several times in a campaign brochure. According to the commission, the statements were misleading but not false under the state’s code of judicial conduct, since retired judges are eligible for temporary judicial assignments.