Monday, December 23, 2013

Judge In Contempt

The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed a contempt citation against a county court of common pleas judge for disobeying an order of the court of appeals in a juvenile matter.

The order involved media access to the case brought by the Cincinatti Enquirer.

The court of appeals had allowed the paper into court without conditions. The judge then prohibited publication of names. The paper argued that the judge's order was a prior restriant on its right to publish.

The court here rejected the judge's contention that she had complied with the express mandate of the court of appeals' order.

Nky.com had this report. (Mike Frisch)

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What, no discussion in the opinion of whether the judge had judicial immunity? Personally, I cannot see how she can be held in contempt and fined. I would think the only method of acting personally against her would have been through the a disciplinary proceeding.

Stephen

Posted by: Stephen Williams | Dec 27, 2013 4:28:05 PM

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