Hot Topic Discussion: History and Future of Ohio’s Constitution

The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will present a Hot Topic discussion in the school’s Moot Court Room on Wednesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. The one hour lecture, “The History and the Future of the Ohio Constitution,” will be presented by Cleveland-Marshall’s Dean Emeritus, Steven Steinglass, senior policy advisor for the bipartisan Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.  

Steinglass will review the history of constitutional revision in Ohio from 1802 to the present. The discussion will focus on the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission’s current efforts to revise the constitution on a wide range of issues, including congressional redistricting, term limits, privacy, voting, the initiative/referendum, and education. The League of Women Voters of Ohio has been deeply involved with the Constitutional Modernization Commission, testifying on numerous occasions. More information is available on the LWVO website at

Steinglass, a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, is a leading authority on state constitutional law and the co-author of "The Ohio Constitution: A Reference Guide." He spent 31 years on the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, serving as dean for nine years.

The program is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit.  Preregistration is not required. 

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 9:06 AM, 02.17.2015