It’s one thing to lose a distinguished, experienced and knowledgeable jurist like Justice Robert Cupp. It’s another completely to not only lose him, but have him replaced by an unqualified, ill-equipped former judge turned nurse.
But that’s who you elected, Ohio. Ladies and Gentlemen, Ohio Supreme Court Justice-elect Bill O’Neill.
For those who are unfamiliar with our newest justice–having voted for him because of his familiar ballot name over the more qualified Justice Cupp–he’s erratic, prone to rambling, and was investigated back in 2004 by the Disciplinary Counsel of the Ohio Supreme Court for potential violations of the judicial ethics canons. Plainly put, his election was solely based on a good ballot name, and had nothing to do with his judicial qualifications.