MOUNT VERNON — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French gave a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s highest court at the Monday meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre on the Ohio Eastern Star Campus.
French spoke about how the court decides which cases it will hear, how the case is heard and the process the justices use when issuing a ruling.
The supreme court docket is made up of mandatory cases, such as cases involving the death penalty, but the court also gets to choose its docket from approximately 1,600 cases submitted each year. Of those cases, about 100 will be chosen to be heard by the court, French said.
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