The Ohio Supreme Court, this morning, will be considering a challenge against enhancements made to the State’s domestic violence statutue in 2004. Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel argues it applies only to unmarried couples, and Thomas Eagle that the law, a constitutional amendment, repealed the state’s right to treat unmarried people in the same manner as those married.
An article in yesterday’s Enquirer reported that the Supreme Court cannot overturn the amendment, but will rule on how broadly it can be applied.
Ohio domestic violence statute (ORC § 2919.25)
12th. District’s opinion