Stewart argues diversity crucial for Ohio Supreme Court
COLUMBUS — Judge Melody Stewart’s journey to what she hopes will be a seat on Ohio’s highest court began with a love of music.
“We had Aretha Franklin, God bless her soul, and the Motown sound playing through our house, but we also had Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin,” the Cleveland appellate judge said. “I’m a classically trained pianist. I was the only kid in my neighborhood with a piano in the house that (my mother) got on an installment plan.”
Despite getting a degree in music from the University of Cincinnati, it wasn’t Carnegie Hall that beckoned but rather health care, academia, and, eventually, the courtroom.