Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oral arguments on Ohio's smoking ban challenge

I know a lot of people have been following the lawsuit over the unconstitutionality of Ohio's smoking ban, so I thought this might be of interest.

For background, it's Jackson v. Bartec. The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law and Columbus tavern Zeno's challenged the constitutionally of the Ohio smoking ban, as applied to the property rights of bar owners, and the constitutionally of how the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has enforced the ban, arguing that ODH has exceeded its limited administrative authority and taken the law into its own hands.

If you'd like to watch the oral arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court, which begin today at 9:30 a.m., you can do so here. If you like to watch them later, they will be available in the Court web site's archive.

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