The Ohio State Constitution: A Reference Guide

The Ohio State Constitution: A Reference Guide

by Steven H. Steinglass, Gino J. Scarselli, Gino J. Scarselli
     
 

In 2003 Ohio celebrated its bicentennial, but most of the state's residents are unaware of the rich history and text of the state's constitution. From its precursor, the Northwest Ordinance, through three successful constitutional conventions and more than 200 proposed amendments; the Ohio Constitution is an evolving document. This work, current through the

Overview

In 2003 Ohio celebrated its bicentennial, but most of the state's residents are unaware of the rich history and text of the state's constitution. From its precursor, the Northwest Ordinance, through three successful constitutional conventions and more than 200 proposed amendments; the Ohio Constitution is an evolving document. This work, current through the November 2004 election, is a needed resource for anyone interested in the history or text of the Ohio Constitution, or state Constitutions in general.

This work provides an introductory essay outlining the history of the Ohio State Constitution as well as a section-by-section commentary on the Constitution. Tables listing changes to the Constitution as well a complete list of all proposed amendments to the Constitution from 1851 to the present are included. Foreword by current Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313267659
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Reference Guides to the State Constitutions of the United States Series, #40
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.46(d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN. H. STEINGLASS is Professor of Law and Dean at Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he has served as Dean since 1996. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the Columbia Law School. He has written law review articles and book chapters about state courts and federal civil rights litigation as well as a two-volume treatise, Section 1983 Litigation in State Courts (West Group). He has argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

GINO J. SCARSELLI is an attorney in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1993 and holds a master's degree in Philosophy from Ohio State University. He has served as law clerk to Hon. Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and as Assistant Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.

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