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65 SOUTH FRONT STREET, COLUMBUS, OH 43215-3431

CHIEF JUSTICE JUSTICE


MAUREEN OCONNOR WILLIAM M. ONEILL

JUSTICES
TERRENCE ODONNELL TELEPHONE 614.387.9040
SHARON L. KENNEDY FACSIMILE 614.387.9049
JUDITH L. FRENCH www.supremecourt.ohio.gov
WILLIAM M. ONEILL
PATRICK F. FISCHER
R. PATRICK DEWINE
November 2, 2017

Sandra H. Grosko
Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 8th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

RE: Notice of Recusal

Dear Ms. Grosko,

On October 29, 2017 Justice ONeill announced his intention to become a partisan
candidate for the Office of Governor of Ohio.

In the interest of avoiding the appearance of impropriety, the Justice issued the following
blanket notice of recusal for future cases:

I will not be participating in any new matters submitted to the Court from this date
forward until February 7, 2018. I will continue to vote on and participate in the
resolution of the approximately 99 cases which have been submitted and not yet
released.

Should the Justice terminate his campaign for governor at any time or for any reason, he
will resume participating in all matters before the Court from that date through the end of
his duly elected term, which ends on January 1, 2019.

Sincerely,

Justice William Michael ONeill

Cc: Chief Justice


Associate Justices
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