Issue 1 Would Affect All Proposals to Amend Ohio’s Constitution, ‘Kneecap’ General Assembly Governing Ability
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Ohio Constitution, Issue 1, constitutional amendments, gerrymandering
State constitutions are instruments of governance, but Issue 1 throws a monkey wrench into the works as the General Assembly seeks to undercut the ability of state voters to approve state constitutional amendments – even those that the General Assembly has proposed.
Sadly, in their zeal to undercut the reproductive rights amendment and to thwart the adoption of an independent redistricting commission, the proponents of Issue 1 have demonstrated a short-sighted willingness to weaken the role of the General Assembly and to limit its ability to use one of the most important tools in the state government toolbox.
Steinglass, Steven H., "Issue 1 Would Affect All Proposals to Amend Ohio’s Constitution, ‘Kneecap’ General Assembly Governing Ability" (2023). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1293.