Ohio Supreme Court

The state’s highest court will decide whether internet retailers who sell products in Ohio but have no offices or employees here have to pay a tax that nearly all Ohio businesses pay.

Statehouse Correspondent Karen Kasler reports the question before the court centers on what the definition of "doing business" in Ohio actually is.

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A group that recently announced it would go to the ballot with a package of ethics reforms for lawmakers – including a pay cut – is now going to court. 

The group Ethics First – You Decide Ohio wants a single ballot issue composed of six proposals on pay and rules for state lawmakers.

Secretary of State Jon Husted noted the group wasn’t at the Ballot Board meeting where the package was split into three proposals.

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STATE OF OHIO/OHIO PUBLIC TELEVISION

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that all but one opponent of recently expanded gambling in the state have no standing to challenge the constitutionality of casino and racino betting in court.

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION & CORRECTION

The Ohio Supreme Court says state prison officials can make a second attempt to execute a condemned killer. For Ohio Public Radio, WOSU’s Steve Brown reports.

The failed 2009 lethal injection of Romell Broom, 59, made national headlines after executioners couldn’t find a suitable vein despite 18 tries over two hours.

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When a person is found guilty of violent charges such as rape or kidnapping, a judge can sentence that criminal to prison but can’t stop them from trying to contact the victim at the same time. A lawmaker wants to close that so-called loophole.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled last year that a separate court proceeding must take place if a victim wants to get a restraining order against the person sent to jail for that crime.

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