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WKSU Radio runs series of news reports on the role of the Probate Court

WKSU Radio last week ran a series of news reports on the role of the Probate Court and its influence on park districts in Ohio. Below is the introduction to Part 1 of the series and a link to the WKSU website where you can read or listen to the entire report. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page for links to the rest of the series.


Probate Judges Have a Lot of Power in Ohio and May Gain More

  JUL 17, 2017

Kent State University political science professor Chris Banks says much of the power of probate judges comes from their shepherding of wills and estates.

Who wields political power in Ohio? You may think of your mayor, county officials or even Gov. John Kasich.  But county-by-county, probate judges are among the most powerful elected leaders in the state.  So what does a probate judge do?

WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia recently asked Kent State University political science professor and attorney Chris Banks, who specializes in American politics and the judicial process.


Part 2: Ohio gives power over local parks to probate judges


Part 3: Is there a need to increase—or decrease—the power of probate judges?

 

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