Gongwer is reporting that Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Stratton has announced her resignation effective at the end of the year.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton has announced her resignation effective at the end of December, ending a 16-year run on the court.
Justice Stratton, who has led some of the court's efforts on mental health and veteran issues, said in her resignation letter that "the demands of the job limit my ability to work on these important criminal justice issues more fully."
"These criminal justice issues occupy a place of growing importance in my life and I have decided to dedicate myself to them even more so, not only here in Ohio but also on a national level," she said.
The justice was appointed to the high court in 1996 by former Gov. George V. Voinovich, and subsequently elected to three six-year terms. Her current term ran through Jan. 1, 2015.
Gov. John Kasich will have the opportunity to appoint her successor.