The Ohio Supreme Court this morning announced proposed amendments to the Supreme Court Rules for the Reporting of Opinions that would discontinue the publication of bound volumes of Ohio appeals court and trial court decisions as of July 1, 2012.
Public comment on the proposed amendments will be accepted until May 22, 2012.
Amendments to the Rules for Reporting adopted in 2002 contemplated the end of the Ohio Appellate and Ohio Miscellaneous volumes of the Ohio Official Reports at some future date, due in significant part to the declining demand for the print volumes due to the availability of the opinions via electronic publication was the major reason for the decision. Ohio Supreme Court opinions are not affected by this decision and will continue to appear in the Ohio State 3d bound volumes as well as on the Ohio Supreme Court's website.
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