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Breaking an Initiative Into Separate Subjects Is Content Neutral

Robert Timothy Reagan
July 23, 2020
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Committee to Impose Term Limits on the Ohio Supreme Court and to Preclude Special Legal Status for Members and Employees of the Ohio General Assembly v. Ohio Ballot Board (James L. Graham, S.D. Ohio 2:16-cv-1030)
Proponents of a state constitutional amendment initiative filed a federal complaint alleging that the state’s breaking the two provisions of the proposed initiative into separate initiatives was impermissibly content based. The district court and the court of ap-peals held that it was content neutral.
Subject: Ballot measures. Topics: Ballot language; ballot measure.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.