Won Defense of Mandamus Action before Ohio Supreme Court in County Charter Reform Government Transition
July 26, 2011
Steve Kaufman served as lead counsel on behalf of the Cuyahoga County Government Transition Committee’s defense of the action brought by the ACLU challenging the Public/Private collaborative transition process under Ohio Public Open Meetings and Records Acts . The 2010 County Charter reform had replaced a 200-year old form of County Commissioner Government into a new County Executive led government with a County Council. A unanimous Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of our clients based on the non-public body nature of the Transition Committee and its rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution.