Ohio Supreme Court Clears Way for August Vote on Legislative Effort to Curb Direct Democracy

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In a ruling with major implications for direct democracy in Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court greenlighted the state legislature’s controversial plan to have Ohioans vote in August on a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder to amend Ohio’s Constitution in the future.

Explainer: Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider clarity in ballot questions as it decides the fate of Marsy’s Law

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“When Wisconsin voters were asked in 2020 whether to amend the state constitution to better protect the rights of crime victims, the response was overwhelming: the referendum passed by a three-to-one margin. But did voters know what they were getting?”