Marshall Project Originals
Judge Celebrezze Removed From Controversial Cuyahoga County Divorce Case
Chief Justice Sharon Kennedy found judge violated court rules when taking a case involving her longtime friend
Cuyahoga Judge May Be the Only One Using Receivers, Costing Divorcing Couples Thousands
More ethics questions circle Leslie Celebrezze, as fellow judges say they never use receivers. Meanwhile, she gave her friend nearly $500,000 in work.
A Judge, a Kiss, and $450,000-plus in Court Work
An Ohio divorce court judge is barred from a case, pending a conflict hearing.
How We Reported on Voting and Criminal Courts in Cuyahoga County
The Marshall Project spent months analyzing court records and voting patterns to understand who chooses county judges and who experiences the consequences.
We Asked People in Cleveland What They Want to Know About Judges
They want to know about judges’ track records, legal experience and how they think about rehabilitation vs. prison time.
Judges Have Real Power in Cleveland. Who’s Voting for Them?
Our guide explains who votes, who doesn’t — and why.
Who’s Electing Judges in the Cleveland Area? Not Those Ensnared in the System
In Cuyahoga County, voting patterns have resulted in mostly White judges deciding the fate of mostly Black criminal defendants.