To Explore Current Issues in Judicial Elections and the Administration of Justice

Ohio Judicial Reform is a website established by Ohio Chief Justice Mareen O’Connor to encourage discussion of her ideas to improve Ohio’s system of electing judges. Justice at Stake is a nonpartisan campaign with more than 50 national partners, working to keep state and federal courts fair and impartial. Justice at Stake Campaign partners educate the public and work for reforms to keep politics and special interests out of the courtroom—and to protect what Chief Justice Rehnquist called one of the “crown jewels” of our democracy. Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. The Brennan Center seeks meaningful, measurable change in the systems by which our nation is governed. In 2016, the Brennan Center published “Rethinking Judicial Selection in State Courts The Bliss Institute of the University of Akron conducted a survey of Ohio registered voters to determine voting attitudes and behaviors in judicial elections, and published the results in its 2014 Ohio Judicial Elections Survey Findings Report .