State bar association calls for more Ohio Supreme Court race ads removed as misleading

On Thursday, the bar association’s publicity committee sent letters to Democrats, the DeWine judicial campaign and North Carolina-based Forward Justice, a nonprofit “dedicated to advancing racial justice.” , social and economic in the southern United States”. The committee’s decisions and actions followed written complaints received by the bar association.

A letter called on Democrats to end its “dangerous” publicity against DeWine and Fischer.

“It is wrong to say that Justices DeWine and Fischer will ‘prohibit’ abortions when under the constitutional separation of powers they do not have that authority,” he says. “It is the legislator who makes the laws and the judges interpret them. Moreover, in accordance with judicial canons, none of the judges you criticize have taken a position or said how they would rule in such cases.

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A second letter was sent to DeWine’s campaign, arguing that there is no basis to claim that Zayas opposes consideration of public safety during bail.

DeWine’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday, but Zayas released a statement.

“I again call on Pat DeWine to stop questioning the integrity of our justice system,” she said. “The people of Ohio can be assured that I will always faithfully enforce the law and the Constitution, regardless of outside influence or partisan pressure.”

And the third letter was sent to Forward Justice, against its publicity criticizing DeWine and Fischer. Voting not to consider a case on appeal does not place these judges “on the side of paedophiles”, the letter states.

Forward Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Three of Ohio’s seven Supreme Court seats are up for election this year, including the chief justice position. All three available seats are now held by Republicans.

This year, for the first time, candidates’ political affiliation will appear next to their name on the ballot. The election results could shift the balance of the court as it is expected to consider burning issues including abortion and legislative redistricting.

Two current justices, Democrat Jennifer Brunner and Republican Sharon Kennedy, are seeking the position of chief justice. DeWine is seeking a second term, opposed by Zayas. Fischer is also seeking a second term; his Democratic challenger is Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge Terri Jamison.

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