History of the Supreme Court of Ohio From 1968 to the Present

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1969 - Robert Duncan becomes the first African-American on the Supreme Court.

1974 - The Supreme Court moves into its former home in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower.

1977 - Office of Disciplinary Counsel created to investigate allegations of professional misconduct by attorneys and judges.

1979 - TV news cameras allowed in Ohio courtrooms for trials and hearings.

1987 - Court launches off-site court program. Twice a year court travels to towns across the state to hear and vote on actual cases.

2000 - Ohio Court Futures Commission issues recommendations on how Ohio courts can meet the challenges of the next 25 years.

2001 - Construction begins on the renovation of the new Ohio Judicial Center (formerly the Ohio Departments Building) located at 65 South Front Street.

2004 - Supreme Court moves into the Ohio Judicial Center on Feb. 17. This move marks the first time ever in Ohio's 200-year history that the judiciary is now housed separately from the other two branches, emphasizing its unique and independent role in state government.

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