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Lawsuit accuses Ohio Redistricting Commission of violating constitution

BY: - September 24, 2021

The ACLU has filed an expected lawsuit disputing the partisan legislative redistricting maps passed earlier this month by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. The Ohio and national chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, along with law firm Covington & Burling, LLP, announced the lawsuit Thursday afternoon, accusing the Republican majority of “disrespecting the letter and […]

Final public redistricting hearing brings no agreement

BY: - September 15, 2021

The day before the deadline for legislative redistricting efforts in Ohio, there were no indications that agreement on a map was close. In fact, in a public hearing held Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse, some citizens conceded that an extension to the deadline could be beneficial, and some Ohio Redistricting Commission members agreed. “Yes, you […]

After ‘pesky’ issues on voting day, election protection advocates push for more improvements

BY: - November 4, 2020

While election protection groups reported no major issues on election day, misinformation about curbside voting and some intimidation at the polls joined technical issues in affecting voter experience at the polls, they said Wednesday. Record turnout encouraged groups like the Ohio chapters of the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, who held a media […]

COMMENTARY

Civic society suffers when one party bypasses the public

BY: - October 28, 2020

What would you think about a candidate for public office who thought so little of the democratic process that he or she refused to respond to a nonpartisan voter survey, or ignored invitations to participate in a public candidate forum, with both programs hosted by a respected good-government group? This election cycle in Ohio, many […]

History Thursday, energy efficiency, illicit drug trends, and water bill tax liens

BY: - March 5, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: History Thursday. Today the OCJ’s Tyler Buchanan took a look back at 100 years of […]

League of Women Voters celebrates 100 years: A look back

BY: - March 5, 2020

It took nearly 150 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed for women to fully achieve the right to vote. Once they got it, though, it took no time at all for the male-dominated political establishment to seek to capitalize.  Nowhere was that more true than in Ohio. The 19th Amendment giving equal voting […]