9/14/12

Ohio Constitutional Seminar: “Shall There Be a Convention to Revise, Alter, or Amend” the Ohio Constitution?

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Presented by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Vorys hosted the Ohio Constitutional Seminar: “Shall There Be a Convention to Revise, Alter, or Amend” the Ohio Constitution? on September 14, 2012.

Discussions included;

What are the current constitutional mechanisms and standards for drawing state legislative districts? How would those mechanisms and standards be affected by the reform proposal headed for the November 2012 ballot or by the Ohio Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision in Wilson v. Kasich?

What are the conflicts that arise when governmental entities attempt to co-regulate oil and gas exploration and development? What is the status of the State’s preemptive authority? What preemption issues are we likely to see in the future?

What are the key Ohio constitutional provisions that impact the public sector’s role in economic development projects? What are the restrictions and exceptions? How do public and private entities work together in a constitutionally permissible manner?