In Ohio, as throughout the country, the peace and good order of communities are often protected by vague disorderly conduct statutes which fail to sufficiently define prohibited conduct. The failure of such statutes to provide specific standards for enforcement, and the determination of the courts to uphold these laws, may lead to an arbitrary standard of justice. Whens the courts are presented with a vagueness question concerning an archaic city or state statute, they should be eager to void, rather than careful to limit and interpret the language of the law. It is the duty of the legislatures to provide specific statutes which benefit the individual and the community and it is the duty of the courts to establish and insure the minimum standard of specificity required of these statutes.
Comment, Disorderly Conduct Statutes and Ohio, 22 Clev. St. L. Rev. 186 (1973)