Ohio Supreme Court

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 24:

DRC

A convicted killer is claiming that since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida’s capital punishment sentencing law in 2016, Ohio’s death penalty law is now unconstitutional.

He claims the ruling that a jury must sentence a defendant to death makes Ohio’s two-part sentencing process illegal.

What's Next for Thousands of ECOT Students, Teachers

Jan 23, 2018
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ASHTON MARRA / IDEASTREAM

A judge has appointed a special master to oversee the assets of ECOT--The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow-- until the Ohio Supreme Court can decide its case over student enrollment, possibly as soon as next month.

In that case, education officials say the online charter school owes the state $80 million after ECOT embellished its enrollment numbers. But the school contends it shouldn’t have to pay the money back after the state improperly changed the reporting criteria.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 23:

BILL O'NEILL
TIFFANY O'NEILL SCULLEN

The only Democrat on the Ohio Supreme Court is speaking out after the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate voted yesterday to take the first step to remove him from the bench. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked with Justice Bill O’Neill about the action Senators took.

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