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Jonathan Entin and Steven Steinglass

Have special interests and deep pockets hijacked the Ohio Constitution

September 1, 2010

A panel discussion featuring:

  • Jonathan Entin: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Steven Steinglass: Professor or Law and Dean Emeritus, Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Since the U.S. Constitution was written in 1787, it has been amended 27 times.  In the past eight years alone, the Ohio Constitution has been amended 10 times.  Jonathan Entin, Professor of Law and Political Science at Case Western Reserve University, posits that Ohioans have cluttered up the state constitution with narrow-interest, overly-technical amendments better left to the legislativie process.

Since 1912, the Ohio Constitution has required that voters be given the opportunity every twenty years to call a state constitutional convention; Ohioans will vote on this question in 2012.  Steven Steinglass, Dean Emeritus at Cleveland-Marshal College of Law will address the pros, cons and possible unintended consequences of calling a constitutional convention.



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