Part II: JobsOhio- Why the Ohio Supreme Court Should Not Abandon the Sheward Public-Right Exception

Author: Cameron Downer, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review

On November 6, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments in the case of ProgressOhio.org, Inc. v. JobsOhio.[1] With this case, the Supreme Court of Ohio has the opportunity to reinforce or abandon the public right exception to standing. Although some people think the public-right exception should be abandoned, the exception acts as a safeguard for Ohioans. Without the public right exception, legislative acts that fundamentally alter the structure of the state government could go unchallenged; such is the case with JobsOhio.

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