October 10, 2008
Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until Nov. 4 about a rule that concerns retired judges adjudicating civil actions or proceedings.
The proposed amendment to Gov. Jud. R. VI, Section 1(C)(2) conforms the rule to the Supreme Court’s holding in Barnes v. Univ. Hosps. Of Cleveland, 119 Ohio St.3d 173, 2008-Ohio-3344.
In Barnes, the Court held that a retired judge who was never elected but served as a judge by appointment of the governor was eligible to serve as a private judge under R.C. 2701.10. The rule change adds the words “or appointed” to the definition of a “voluntarily retired judge.”
Please visit http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/RuleAmendments/ for the text of the proposed rule. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to: Richard A. Dove, Assistant Administrative Director, Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Seventh Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or email@example.com.