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LWV League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund
State of Ohio March 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter

Yvette McGee Brown
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Justice; Ohio State Supreme Court; Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/14; Democratic Party


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. There is a public perception that campaign spending influences judicial decisions. What steps should be taken to give Ohioans confidence that justice is impartial and not influenced by campaign spending?

The perception is not the reality. In Ohio, our constitution requires the election of judges. Informed voters are the ultimate accountability. Judges are also required to abide by a strict judicial canon of ethics that states all judges are to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.

2. Ohio has recusal standards requiring judges not to participate in cases where they have an interest. What are specific examples of situations where you think a judge should recuse himself or herself?

A judge is required to avoid the appearance of impropriety. Any case where a judge has a personal interest or stake in the outcome of the proceedings; has a relationship with one of the parties; or where the judge for whatever reason believes they cannot be impartial, are just a few examples.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits apply. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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