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Welcome to Judge Jennifer Brunner's campaign website. Judge Jennifer Brunner is one of 8 elected judges of the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals. She was elected in November 2014 to an unexpired term and is slated for re-election in 2016 to a full, 6-year term. We look forward to your involvement with our campaign and Judge Jennifer Brunner's public service to Ohio as a state appellate court judge.  


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:48 PM

Man's sentence reduced in Hilltop torture case

From the Columbus Dispatch, August 23, 2016

A man sentenced to 35 years in prison for his involvement in the torture of a couple in a Hilltop basement will have his sentence reduced by 14 years after the Franklin County Court of Appeals overturned his rape convictions.

Friday, August 5, 2016 3:53 PM

Tenth District: Non-Incumbent Candidates No Longer Have to Use “For” to Alert Voters They Don’t Hold the Office

From Court News, August 5, 2016

Candidates can’t be required to list words such as “for” in their campaign materials to clarify for voters that they don’t currently hold the office they seek, an Ohio appeals court ruled. Judicial elections, however, with differing public interests, are still subject to Ohio Supreme Court rules prohibiting use of a title not currently held.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 4:03 PM

Columbus man charged with drug trafficking wins appeal

From the Akron Legal News, July, 16, 2016

The 10th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the dismissal of drug charges against a Columbus man.

The indictment referred to a compound known as MDPPP, a synthetic stimulant, referred to as a “controlled substance analog” under the law.

The court of appeals ruled that, by failing to incorporate the definition of “controlled substance analog” into R.C. 2925.01, the General Assembly excluded that definition from applying in the context of criminal drug offense statutes.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:08 PM

Falsely accused, denied justice

From the Columbus Dispatch, July 7, 2016

Editorial, July 7, 2016

Dale Johnston is an innocent man. The case against him in the grisly 1982 murders of his stepdaughter and her fiancé was shaky from the start. But he served nearly seven years on death row before being freed on appeal in 1990. It turns out the crime scene was never properly secured and Johnston’s statements to police were coerced during an eight-hour police interrogation.

The Franklin County Court of Appeals again shot down Johnston’s plea for a finding of innocence. Judge Jennifer Brunner dissented, disagreeing with her colleagues who cited a new Supreme Court ruling to block Johnston’s pursuit of an innocence ruling.

The man is 82. He lost his family. He lost his freedom. But it appears the state is waiting for Johnston to die before exonerating him. That’s shameful.

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