James DeWeese

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James DeWeese
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Current Court Information:
Richland County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
Title:   Judge
Position:   General Division
Service:
Active:   1990-2015
Past position:   Chief of the Civil Division, Richland County Prosecutor's Office and Magistrate, Richland County Court of Common Pleas
Past term:   1986-1990
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Miami University
Law School:   University of Dayton
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Richland County Court of Common Pleas
Position:  Term commencing 2/9/2015
State:  Ohio
Election information 2014:
Party:   Democratic
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  5/6/2014
Election date:  11/4/2014


James DeWeese is a judge on the Richland County Court of Common Pleas General Division in Mansfield, Ohio. He was first elected to the court in 1990 and was most recently re-elected in November 2008 for another six-year term, which expires on February 8, 2015.[1] DeWeese is running for re-election to the Richland County Court of Common Pleas General Division in 2014.

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio judicial elections, 2014
DeWeese is running for re-election to the Richland County Court of Common Pleas General Division.
General: He will be unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]
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Education

DeWeese received his undergraduate degree from Miami University and his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law.[3]

Career

Awards and associations

  • Member, Richland County Community Corrections Planning Board
  • Member, Ohio Judicial Conference
  • Member, Judicial Advisory Boards of CROSSWAEH Community Corrections Center and Licking-Muskingum Community Corrections Center[4]

Ten Commandments poster

Judge DeWeese has been taken to court twice for hanging a poster of the Ten Commandments in his courtroom. The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on the case in 2006 when DeWeese was ordered to remove the poster, and he was in court again in 2010 over a newly redesigned version.[5]

In February 2011, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the poster violates the First Amendment's Establishment Clause.[6]

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References

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