Justices Won’t Hold Reporter In Contempt

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By: Randy Ludlow | The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio Supreme Court today refused to hold a newspaper reporter in contempt for refusing to testify in a disciplinary case against a lawyer.

The justices dismissed a case in which the Akron Bar Association asked them to hold reporter Phil Trexler of the Akron Beacon Journal in contempt for declining to answer questions about a story he wrote that led a judge to complain he was smeared by a lawyer that Trexler quoted.

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