Notice: Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Died Suddenly Today.
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer passed away suddenly on April 2, 2010 at age 70. This comes during a time when the state and nation awake a critical decision on the constitutionality of Ohio Senate Bill 10 (Adam Walsh Act).
These four consolidated cases challenge several constitutional violations of the law, which we have written about extensively on these blogs. He was to retire and surrender his seat after this year and the May 4, 2010 election will replace his position on the Court. What this means to the fate of the ruling on these challenges remains to be seen. Ohio's Governor Strickland (D) will appoint an interim replacement to hold the seat until Jan 2011 when a new Justice will take office. It is unknown whether the rulings on these cases have been made, and just not yet announced, or not.
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