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Pre-Term Cleveland, Inc. v. Kasich

Pre-Term Cleveland, Inc. v. Kasich

State court challenge to abortion restrictions passed by the legislature as part of the state’s 2014-2015 budget bill. Ohio’s Constitution includes a “one subject rule,” limiting every piece of legislation to address only a single subject and serve a single purpose. Preterm Clinic, Inc. alleges that the State violated the one subject rule by including provisions unrelated to appropriations, revenue generation or taxation in a budget bill. Current Status: After nearly a year without a court-scheduled hearing on the case, Plaintiff filed a motion for summary judgment asking the court to decide in Plaintiff's favor without a trial on the merits and requesting a hearing on their motion. (See the complaint here. See Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment here. Read more about the case here.)