Ohio Supreme Court

If a party disagrees with a ruling of the Ninth District Court of Appeals, the case can be appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court. The Ohio Supreme Court has a limited jurisdiction and may accept or decline an appeal in cases where (1) they involve substantial constitutional questions; (2) they are of great public or general interest; (3) there are conflicting opinions from two or more courts of appeals on a relevant issue; or (4) the death penalty has been imposed. If the Ohio Supreme Court grants jurisdiction in a particular case the parties will then file appellate briefs and the case will proceed to oral argument. Oral arguments for the Ohio Supreme Court are held in the Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus, Ohio.