Ohio Supreme Court

Abortion rights groups ask Ohio Supreme Court to order full amendment text for November ballots

BY: - September 7, 2023

In the fight against Ohio Ballot Board language that reproductive rights groups say is deceptive, an attorney has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to order the full text of the proposed amendment to be used on November ballots. The Ohio Ballot Board approved language last month for voters to see on their ballots that took […]


Ohio voters can expect to get hosed again by gerrymandering in upcoming redistricting charade

BY: - September 7, 2023

As Ohio gears up for another round of Statehouse redistricting, Republican politicians’ gerrymandering games never really ended — they were just intentionally paused to run out the clock on a full, fair, transparent, and good faith process. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has called for the Ohio Redistricting Commission to reconvene on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Ohio […]

Challengers ask Ohio Supreme Court to dismiss congressional redistricting case

BY: - September 6, 2023

The court challengers in a case against Ohio’s U.S. Congressional district map seem to be backing down from the current legal fight. Attorney Don McTigue represents anti-gerrymandering groups fighting against the congressional map approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission, which was rejected as unconstitutionally gerrymandered in a 2022 decision by a bipartisan majority on the […]

Ohio Secretary of State says redistricting urgent after year of inaction

BY: - September 1, 2023

It’s been more than a year since the Ohio Redistricting Commission met to adopt a Statehouse redistricting map. But on Aug. 30, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said the work urgently needs to be finished by the end of September. In a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine and other members of the Ohio Redistricting […]

Abortion rights amendment petition writers sue Ohio Ballot Board for “deceptive” summary

BY: - August 28, 2023

A coalition supporting a constitutional amendment on reproductive rights will take their arguments against a “deceptive” summary approved and written by the Ohio Ballot Board to the state supreme court. Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit Monday asking the Ohio Supreme Court either to order the ballot board to use the full text […]

Ohio Redistricting Commission set to begin work again

BY: - August 28, 2023

Two years on from the first attempt at congressional and statehouse redistricting in Ohio, a commission of elected officials is set to begin again next month. The Ohio Redistricting Commission announced it will meet on Sept. 13 “for organizational purposes and to begin the process of drafting a General Assembly redistricting plan,” according to an […]

Split ballot board approves reproductive rights amendment summary written by Ohio Sec. of State

BY: - August 24, 2023

In a 3-2 split decision Thursday, the Ohio Ballot Board rejected using the full text of a proposed reproductive rights amendment on the ballot in November, adopting instead summary language written by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office that was criticized for being incomplete and inaccurate. The board’s approval of the language – which is […]

Abortion amendment ballot language submitted, Ballot Board set to meet Thursday

BY: - August 22, 2023

Gearing up for an Ohio Ballot Board meeting where constitutional amendment language regarding reproductive health will be considered, groups pushing for the measure want to see the entire text of the amendment on November ballots. In a letter received by the Ohio Secretary of State on Monday, attorney Donald McTigue represented petitioners for the constitutional […]


Misrepresentative lawmaking will continue in Ohio until voters have fair maps

BY: - August 17, 2023

Ohio has a new round of redistricting coming up this fall. With a new right-wing majority on the Ohio Supreme Court and power-mad Ohio Republicans controlling both chambers of the legislature and the Ohio Redistricting Commission, prospects aren’t looking good for fair maps. What would representative and fair maps look like? About a 55% to […]

Proposed Ohio constitutional amendment seeks to end gerrymandering after legislature defied courts

BY: - August 15, 2023

Ohio’s redistricting and gerrymandering drama could come to an end under a newly-proposed constitutional amendment. The nonpartisan coalition Citizens Not Politicians has collected more than the 1,000 signatures they need to start the process of putting a constitutional amendment on the November 2024 ballot. In fact, just in a weekend, the group collected 7,300 from […]

Ohio Supreme Court could reinstate 6-week abortion ban ahead of Nov. vote

BY: - August 14, 2023

Ahead of the abortion rights vote in November, the GOP-led Ohio Supreme Court announced that they will be hearing a case that could reinstate a controversial law that bans the vast majority of abortions. There has been an August special election, lawsuits and millions of dollars spent all to make it harder for Ohioans to choose […]

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 […]