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Ohio ex rel. Speweik v. Wood County Board of Elections
Ohio ex rel. Speweik v. Wood County Board of Elections, No. 2020-0382 (Ohio S. Ct.)
|Case Summary||Facts/Claims: Plaintiff candidate for an Ohio county court of common pleas sued the Ohio Secretary of State and the Wood Country Board of Elections, alleging violation of election laws for changing the primary date from March 17 when the state legislature had not elected to move the primary date despite the COVID-19 crisis.|
|Type of Court||State|
|Issue Tag(s)||Authority To Act (State Separation of Powers)|
|Dispositive Ruling(s)||03/16/2020: Petition|
|03/17/2020: Order/Ruling, Mandamus sua sponte issued by the Supreme Court of Ohio for the respondents (Wood City Board of Elections and Secretary of State LaRose) to respond to the compaint by 1:30pm Tuesday, March 17th. Decision of the lower court upheld. Case finalized by dispositive order.|