Last week, the OMA continued to lead the fight against attempts to erode Ohio’s petition process and the validity of ballot security by filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with five other statewide business groups in support of the state’s appeal.
The merit brief seeks the reversal of a U.S. district court ruling that dealt a blow to business interests. The unprecedented ruling would allow electronic signature collections — as opposed to the traditional, in-person signatures — for several pending Ohio ballot measures. That decision, which was stayed by the Sixth Circuit while the appeal is pending, would have provided a lifeline to out-of-state groups trying to change or undermine the Ohio Constitution. 7/30/2020