Blueprint for a Loophole: The Cincinnati Enquirer v. Cincinnati Board of Education

By John C. Greiner

On June 22, 2011, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal in the case of The Cincinnati Enquirer v. The Cincinnati Board of Education.1 The litigation resulted from a dispute between the Cincinnati Enquirer (Enquirer) and the Cincinnati Board of Education (Board) over a violation of the Ohio Open Meetings Act (Act).2 By denying the Enquirer’s appeal, the Supreme Court let stand the Court of Appeals decision that created a major loophole for public bodies to avoid the provisions of the Act and expanded an already questionable decision far beyond its proper scope. . . . Read More