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State v. Foreman (amicus)

Under the prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth Amendment and Article I § 9 of the Ohio Constitution, it is unlawful to prosecute a person for the status or condition of being a “drug user.” Yet, Kelly Foreman was convicted of felony possession for her status as a drug user

February 12, 2021 Smart Justice Drug Policy

A. Philip Randolph Institute, et al. v. LaRose

On August 12, 2020, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued Directive 2020-16 prohibiting Ohio Boards of Elections from installing secure drop boxes for receiving ballots and ballot applications at any location other than the Board office.

September 24, 2020 Voting Rights

League of Women Voters of Ohio, et al. v. LaRose

Ohio’s scheme of matching voters’ signatures on absentee ballot applications and on return envelopes containing absentee ballots is unconstitutional because it denies voters sufficient opportunity to learn about and correct alleged mismatches.

September 24, 2020 Voting Rights

State ex rel Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose (amicus)

On the eve of the March 17, 2020 primary election in Ohio, Governor DeWine and Director of Health Acton announced that the election was to be postponed because of COVID-19. Secretary of State LaRose announced that the new primary date would be June 2.

July 23, 2020 Voting Rights