Ohio Issue 1 (2022): Determining bail amounts based on public safety

In Politics by Michael Rae


Ohio’s Issue 1 on the November 2022 ballot requires a court to consider public safety concerns, such as the seriousness of the alleged offense, a person’s criminal record, and the likelihood a person will return to court when determining bail amount. The amendment would eliminate the Ohio Supreme Court’s current authority to determine the procedures for establishing the amount and conditions of bail.

Amendment 1 was advanced in response to an Ohio Supreme Court ruling, DuBose v. McGuffey. In that case, the state Supreme Court determined a $1.5 million bond for a Cincinnati man accused of fatally shooting a man during

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