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- Judge Jennifer Brunner

JUDGE JENNIFER BRUNNER 

Judge Jennifer Brunner is a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court in 2020.  She has served for more than 5 years as one of 8 elected judges of the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals in Columbus.  Judge Brunner served as Ohio Secretary of State from 2007-2011 and as a Franklin County Common Pleas judge from 2000-2005.

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Friday, September 11, 2020 10:28 PM

Achieving Justice Series - Jennifer Branch

"Achieving Justice" is an interview series to educate individuals about Ohio's judicial system and the judges and candidates for judge who serve and wish to serve their state and community.

This "Achieving Justice" interview is conducted by Judge Jennifer Brunner, currently a judge of Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals. Judge Brunner is a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court in 2020. In her sixteenth interview of this series, Judge Brunner interviews Attorney Jennifer Branch, judicial candidate for the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas.


Friday, September 11, 2020 10:11 PM

The changing landscape of evictions in Franklin County

Judge Jennifer Brunner for Ohio Supreme Court

By Joe Oliphint, Associate Editor

Columbus Alive

Posted Sep 11, 2020 at 12:01 AMUpdated at 8:34 AM

A landmark court decision that requires landlords to be present at eviction hearings, plus a recent CDC-issued moratorium on certain evictions through the end of the year, are drastically altering the way evictions are handled in 2020.

Tenants were required to show up for eviction proceedings, but landlords could evict by affidavit, a written statement. Franklin County was the only county in Ohio that permitted eviction by affidavit.

Last week, city leaders celebrated the court victory in a press event. “I want to publicly thank Judges Jennifer Brunner, Julia Dorrian and William Klatt for the courage to right a wrong, all together issuing the same opinion,” Mayor Andrew Ginther said.

 


Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:21 AM

Achieving Justice Series - Carl Aveni

This "Achieving Justice" interview is conducted by Judge Jennifer Brunner, currently a judge of Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals. Judge Brunner is a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court in 2020. In her fifteenth interview of this series, Judge Brunner interviews Attorney Carl Aveni, judicial candidate for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:30 PM

All 4 Ohio Supreme Court candidates will participate in a virtual forum Oct. 9

Democratic ex-Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (top right) will face Republican Justice Judith French (top left), while Republican Justice Sharon Kennedy (bottom left) is being challenged by Democratic Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John P. O'Donnell (bottom right).

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The four candidates running for the Ohio Supreme Court have agreed to participate in a virtual forum Oct. 9.

A previously announced Supreme Court debate Sept. 22 was canceled due to the court having scheduled cases, according to the nonpartisan Ohio Debate Commission, which is organizing the forum.

The forum’s participants will be Republican Justice Sharon Kennedy and challenger Democrat John P. O’Donnell, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge; and GOP Justice Judith French, and Democratic challenger Jennifer L. Brunner, an Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals judge and former Ohio Secretary of State.

 


Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:23 PM

Ohio 2020 election: Who's running for the Ohio Supreme Court?

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Supreme Court of Ohio, photo by Doral Chenowith III, Columbus Dispatch

Jackie Borchardt  Cincinnati Enquirer

Published 10:06 p.m. ET Aug. 31, 2020 Updated 10:48 p.m. ET Aug. 31, 2020

COLUMBUS – Two of the seven seats on the Ohio Supreme Court are up for grabs this fall.

Democrats are hoping to flip the majority-Republican court to their favor. Republicans are hoping to keep two long-time jurists on the bench.

But the candidates' party affiliations won't appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. And many voters choose to skip the races after making their picks for president and other top-of-the-ballot races.

This year, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French, a Republican, faces a challenge from Judge Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat on the 10th District Appellate Court and former Ohio secretary of state. Justice Sharon Kennedy, a Republican, is opposed by Judge John P. O'Donnell, a Democrat on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

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