Author name: Steven Steinglass

Ohio Constitution Passes 60,000 Word Threshold

With the approval by Ohio voters of the Reproductive Rights (formally titled “The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety”) Amendment on November 7, 2023, see Ohio Const. Art. I, sec. 22, Ohio crossed a significant threshold and now has more than 60,100 words in its oft-amended constitution, the 1851 Ohio Constitution.  […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Addresses the Standards for Appellate Review of Excessive Bail Claims in DuBose v. McGuffey

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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