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OH Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart announces reelection bid ...


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart, a Democrat who is the first Black woman elected to the court, said she is running for reelection in 2024....


Stewart – who most recently served on the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from lower Cuyahoga County courts – is not a fan of partisan interference on the court. “It’s clear to me and I hope to everyone that the change in the law to put the party affiliation on the ballot was designed for no other reason than to make it more difficult for me and Justice Donnelly and Justice (Jennifer) Brunner, quite frankly any Democrat who would run for the Supreme Court, to maintain a seat or get elected on the Supreme Court,” she said in an interview. “Unfortunately, I think the legislation was completely politically motivated.”


Stewart said she’s never decided a case based on party identity.

“Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, we all take the same oath,” she said.



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