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The 2014 Ohio Judicial Elections Survey Findings Report

The Bliss Institute along with co-sponsors Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Supreme Court of Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, the Ohio State Bar Association and Justice At Stake, recently conducted a survey of Ohio registered voters to determine voting attitudes and behaviors in judicial elections.

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Bliss in the media

  • June 30John Green, director of UA’s Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, has been interviewed by WXVU-FM for a story on Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s impending announcement that he’s entering the 2016 race for president.
  • June 29The Columbus Dispatch includes comments from John Green in a story on the impending announcement that Ohio Gov. John Kasich will enter the 2016 presidential race.
  • June 29: Professor David Cohen is quoted in a U.S. News & World Report story on the recent series of high-profile decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court that have been political victories for President Barack Obama.
  • June 29: John Green was quoted by USA Today and The Christian Science Monitor in stories on the impact the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling may have on the 2016 presidential campaign
  • June 25: UA’s Bliss Institute of Applied Politics will co-sponsor a debate in August featuring the four Democratic candidates for Akron mayor, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.
  • June 24: Associate professor Stephen Brooks is quoted in a story on mayoral recall initiatives, which seem to be on the upswing nationwide.
  • June 24: Professor David Cohen appeared on WHBC-AM’s Ron Ponder Show to discuss the growing controversy over the Confederate flag (no audio available).
  • June 24John Green is quoted in a Politico story on GOP governors and Obamacare.
  • June 22The National Catholic Reporter quotes John Green in its story on the increasing number of Americans who identify with no particular religion
  • June 19John Green is interviewed by NPR news and quoted in a National Journal piece about how presidential candidates are handling the Pope's comments on global warming.
  • June 18: Professor David Cohen talks with The Toledo Blade about results from a recent poll on the popularity of current presidential candidates.
  • June 17John Green is quoted in a New York Times piece about results of a new Pew Research Center poll centered on Roman Catholics and climate change.
  • June 16: In continuing coverage, John Green talks with The Columbus Dispatch on what opponents could use against John Kasich based on his record with Ohio legislators.
  • June 15John Green talks with The Columbus Dispatch on Governor Kasich’s legislative agenda.
  • June 15John Green talks with The Vindicator about how Ohio governor John Kasich may perform in a presidential debat
  • June 8Stephen Brooks, associate director of UA’s Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, is quoted in an Akron Beacon Journal story on Akron Mayor Gary Moneypenny’s admission that he made inappropriate contact with a female city employee. Brooks is also part of this Akron Beacon Journal story on Akron City Council President Jeff Fusco.

John Green, Bliss Institute director and distinguished professor of political science in UA’s Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for coverage of Cleveland hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Akron, OH 44325-1914

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The Ohio Supreme Court today announced Michael Farley as its Judicial and Legislative Affairs Counsel. In this role, Farley will serve as the primary liaison between the Supreme Court and the Ohio General Assembly, with communication responsibility with governmental entities and judicial associations on legislative matters affecting the judicial branch. He will also be involved in other projects in the legal and policy areas.

Farley graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor of arts in political science and history. He earned a Master of Public Administration from Ohio University and received his law degree from Capital University Law School.

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