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Ohio Supreme Court Justice's Facebook Post Is Raising Eyebrows

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Gabe Rosenberg
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Screen grab from Justice Bill O'Neill's origional post on Facebook. He has since edited the post to remove names.

A Facebook post from the only Democratic justice on the Ohio Supreme Court is raising eyebrows. And it's causing some to call for his resignation. Justice Bill O'Neill announced last month he'd run for governor in 2018 if Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Richard Cordray didn't jump in the race. Since that time, Cordray resigned that post and it looks like he will throw his hat in that ring.

But O'Neill might still be considering a run given a Facebook post put up midday Friday. In it, he describes his sexual forays in detail. O'Neill writes in the post that his intent is to draw attention to the feeding frenzy surrounding the indiscretions of some political leaders, and he writes that he's saving his opponents some research time.

He amended his initial post – which offered information that could reveal the identities of his past partners.

Some Democrats and Republicans saying they are appalled and calling for his resignation from the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor says in a statement, "I condemn in no uncertain terms Justice O'Neill's Facebook post. No words can convey my shock. This gross disrespect for women shakes the public's confidence in the integrity of the judiciary."

O'Neill's campaign manager resigned Friday after the post, according to media reports.

O'Neill's edited post:

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