New Internet Access to Ohio Supreme Court Case Information

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By Stephanie Beougher

Court News Ohio

A new Ohio Supreme Court case database is searchable by propositions of law.

A new search feature has been added to the Supreme Court of Ohio’s website to help the public track issues accepted for review by the court.

The new service is available through the Supreme Court’s Clerk of Court on the home webpage under “Issues Accepted for Review.” 

All accepted jurisdictional appeals, accepted certified conflict cases, and accepted certified question of state law cases are viewable while open and for 180 days after they are closed.

A search can be done using the issue, case caption, or case number.

“Case information has been available online for quite some time, but now anyone who is interested in certain legal issues will have access to a case database that is searchable by the issue, or propositions of law that are submitted by the parties in the case,” Clerk of Court Mark Reed said.

“This will be a useful tool in many ways, including for attorneys who may be interested in issues that affect their clients but are not directly involved in the case before the Supreme Court.”

The Supreme Court’s website also includes other features that can be used to track all cases, such as:

    Case activity notification service to receive email notification when documents have been filed in a specific case.
    Video archive of oral arguments of cases dating back to 2004.
    Opinions and case summaries of the Supreme Court and Ohio’s 12 appeals courts.

The Supreme Court has jurisdiction in cases involving questions arising under the Ohio or United States Constitutions, cases originating in the courts of appeals, and cases in which there have been conflicting opinions on the same question from two or more courts of appeals.

The Supreme Court hears all cases in which the death penalty has been imposed. The Court's appellate jurisdiction also extends to review of the actions of certain administrative agencies, including the Public Utilities Commission and the Board of Tax Appeals.