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Law’s Atiba Ellis weighs in on Ohio Supreme Court ballot issue language

Ohio Supreme Court says Issue 1 ballot language must be rewritten

WEWSAtiba Ellis, the Laura B. Chisholm Distinguished Research Scholar and professor of law, contributed his expertise to a story about the Ohio Supreme Court issuing a ruling that ordered Issue 1’s ballot language be rewritten. “It does seem like there’s the implication that by ruling on what is in essence, a technical issue around the wordsmithing, that the larger premise of the referendum going forward seems to pass the Ohio Supreme Court’s measure,” Ellis said. “Yet, I do think that the problem that you’ve just identified in terms of the legality of this, in the larger sense, until the Ohio Supreme Court specifically speaks to it, I think that ambiguity is still there.”