Ohio’s Modern Courts Amendment Must Be Amended:  Why and How, 66 Cleveland State Law Review 69 (2017)

Professionals: Mark Wagoner

Mark Wagoner, partner in the Toledo office, co-authored an article published in the Cleveland State Law Review that proposes amending Art. IV, § 5(B) of the Ohio Constitution to fill a void that has existed since the Modern Courts Amendment was adopted in 1968.  The Amendment left unanswered whether the Supreme Court of Ohio’s authority to write rules of practice and procedure for Ohio courts is shared to any extent with the legislature, as it is in the federal system and in 80% of the other states.

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