ballot initiative

Should abortion law be paused while court case continues? Ohio Supreme Court weighs arguments.

BY: - September 28, 2023

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from both parties involved in the court case that would decide whether the six-week abortion ban law can continue in Ohio. But the arguments the state’s highest court heard on Wednesday had more to do with whether the law should be paused while the Hamilton County court […]

Ohio Supreme Court sets date for arguments in abortion appeal

BY: - August 11, 2023

Update 8/14/23 – The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit attempting to block the abortion ballot initiative from heading to the November general election. ______________________________________________________________________________ The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a case regarding the indefinitely paused six-week abortion ban as it also decides whether to intervene in the November abortion ballot […]

The Ohio Supreme Court has a complicated history deciding on Ballot Board cases

BY: - June 12, 2023

Last week the Ohio Supreme Court sided with the Ohio Ballot Board decision to allow an abortion rights amendment to go forward as a single question. Opponents of the effort wanted the court to split it in two, but instead the justices deferred to the Ballot Board. That’s not always the case. Going back to […]

After bipartisan backlash, Ohio GOP tweaks legislation that makes it harder to amend Constitution

BY: - December 2, 2022

The following article was originally published on and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The resolution to make it harder for voters to amend the Ohio Constitution […]