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Daily Court Reporter - News Robert Duncan, first black justice on the Ohio Supreme Court dies at 85

 

Robert Duncan, first black justice on the Ohio Supreme Court dies at 85

Robert Morton Duncan, a pioneering Ohio jurist who was the first African American to ever serve on the Ohio Supreme Court and who decided the Columbus schools’ historic desegregation cases, died on Friday. He was 85.

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Date Published: November 9, 2012

 

 

Two brothers charged with sex trafficking of children

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Board must reconsider fitness center’s property value

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Auditor appropriately lowered Carmax tax value by $1.1 million

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Ohio residents head to Washington to advocate for support for programs, research to save sight

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Why protect speech we don't want to hear? We need to hear it

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Collectors would be fined for buying war relics under proposal

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Board of Professional Conduct: Operation of virtual law offices permissible

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Attorney convicted of child pornography charges suspended

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