DeRolph Plaintiffs Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Review the Latest Ohio Supreme
On August 13, 2003, plaintiffs in the Ohio
school funding case, DeRolph v. State, filed papers (a Petition
for Writ of Certiorari ) in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to hear
an appeal of the Ohio Supreme Court's May 16
decision that forbid a lower Ohio court from exercising any further jurisdiction
in DeRolph. The May 16 ruling is State
of Ohio v. Lewis.
Plaintiffs contend that the Ohio Supreme Court's
judgment in Lewis violates the U.S. Constitution's due process clause because
it prevents enforcement of judicial remedial orders and denies plaintiffs access
to the Ohio courts and that Lewis violates the Constitution's equal protection
clause because it treats Ohio's schoolchildren differently and adversely, compared
to all other successful Ohio litigants. Plaintiffs' counsel, Bricker & Eckler,
provide more information on their website.
Prepared August 28, 2003