Ohio Supreme Court Justice's Facebook Post Is Raising Eyebrows

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He says the women included "a gorgeous blonde" with whom he "made passionate love" in a hay loft and a "drop dead gorgeous red head" from Cleveland.

I condemn in no uncertain terms Justice O'Neill's Facebook post. Of course, because you can see the history of post edits on Facebook, nothing has been lost.

In 2012, I was elected by over 2 million Ohioans to serve on the Supreme Court of Ohio.

In an apparent attempt to stay a step ahead of opposition research, O'Neill - who recently launched a gubernatorial campaign - wrote, "Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males".

O'Neill was already creating controversy by remaining on the Ohio Supreme Court while running for governor.

"No words can convey my shock", O'Connor wrote. In contrast, the OH supreme court's chief justice condemned her colleague for expressing "gross disrespect for women", and his opponents have called for his resignation.

Geyh said he was "a bit on the fence" on how to react to O'Neill's post from a potential misconduct angle. He writes that he is "sooooo disappointed" by the current watershed moment in public discourse about sexual violence, that he calls a "feeding frenzy". Franken's (D., Minn.) sexual misconduct scandal. It sickens me that guys like you are held up as role models.

There are now about 99 cases pending before the Court. They are almost ready to be released. "As a candidate for governor I am probably the next victim". Anything short of that act is constitutionally protected free speech, which has been ratified by none other than the late great Justice Antonin Scalia.

The Ohio Democratic Party responded in a statement by saying "Justice O'Neill's Facebook comments that dehumanize women add nothing to this important conversation, which is actually about harassment and abuse, not encounters between consenting adults".

Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also a candidate for governor, says his "crass post is ill-timed and dismissive at best".

And fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidaes Betty Sutton and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley both weighed in.

Moments ago I was able to contact Justice O'Neill to announce my resignation from the campaign.

Connie Pillich, who is also running for governor, agreed the justice should resign, tweeting, "there's nothing amusing about sexual assault".



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