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Ohio courts are not bound by the case or controversy requirements of Article III of the U.S. Constitution in determining whether cases in the Ohio courts are justiciable, but they are free to look to federal principles in developing state justiciability requirements, including the ripeness requirement. Under the Reagan Tokes Law, O.R.C. 2967.271, which became […]

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Unlike the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides, in part, that “excessive bail shall not be required,” Article I, sec, 9, of the Ohio Constitution provides not only that “[e]xcessive bail shall not be required” but also that there is an affirmative or positive (but qualified) right to bail: “A person shall be […]

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The Ohio State Bar Association is sponsoring its fourth annual program on The Importance of the Ohio Constitution: Who Decides? Constitutional Rights in Criminal and Civil Cases. The seminar is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, April 4, 2022, at the Ohio State Bar Association, 1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus 43204.   This year’s program […]

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The year 2021 represents the third consecutive year in which Ohio voters were not presented an opportunity to vote on any proposed amendments to the Ohio Constitution. In the first two decades of the 21st century, Ohio voters approved 18 of 31 proposed amendments to the Ohio Constitution. Of the 31, 16 were proposed by […]

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