State ex rel. Bowling v. DeWine, 2021-1062

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Ohio
Citation2022 Ohio 4122
Docket Number2021-1062
PartiesThe State ex rel. Bowling et al., Appellees, v. DeWine, Governor, et al., Appellants.
Decision Date22 November 2022


The State ex rel. Bowling et al., Appellees,

DeWine, Governor, et al., Appellants.

No. 2021-1062

Supreme Court of Ohio

November 22, 2022

Submitted May 25, 2022

Appeal from the Court of Appeals for Franklin County, Nos. 21AP-380, 2021-Ohio-2902.

DannLaw, Brian D. Flick, Marc E. Dann, and Emily White; and Advocate Attorneys, L.L.P., and Andrew M. Engel, for appellees, Candy Bowling, Shawnee Huff, and David Willis.

Dave Yost, Attorney General, Benjamin M. Flowers, Solicitor General, Michael J. Hendershot, Chief Deputy Solicitor General, and Julie M. Pfeiffer, Allison D. Daniel, and Eric A. Baum, Assistant Attorneys General, for appellants, Governor Mike DeWine, and Matt Damschroder, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Kristy A. Michel; Regina Campbell; Katherine B. Hollingsworth; Michelle Wrona Fox; Kristen Finzel Lewis; Lori K. Elliott; Rebecca Steinhauser; Kevin Mulder; Megan O'Dell; Hannah C. Halbert; and Christina Marie Royer, urging affirmance for amici curiae Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Community Legal Aid Services, Inc., Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, L.L.C., Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc., Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Ohio Poverty Law Center, Policy Matters Ohio, and Ohio Employment Lawyers Association.

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease L.L.P., Daniel E. Shuey, and Erica M. Rodriguez; and Kevin D. Shimp, urging reversal for amici curiae Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Business Roundtable, Ohio Restaurant Association, Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, Ohio Grocers Association, Ohio Trucking Association, Ohio Manufacturers' Association, Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, L.L.P., and Larry J. Obhof Jr.; and Jay R. Carson and Robert Alt, urging reversal for amicus curiae Buckeye Institute.


{¶ 1} This cause is dismissed, sua sponte, as moot.

O'Connor, C.J, and Kennedy, Fischer, Groves, Donnelly, Stewart, and Brunner, JJ, concur

Emanuella D. Groves, J., of the Eighth District Court of Appeals, sitting for DeWine, J.


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