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COMMITTEE TO IMPOSE TERM LIMITS ON THE OHIO SUPREME COURT AND TO PRECLUDE SPECIAL LEGAL STATUS FOR MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, et al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
OHIO BALLOT BOARD, et al.,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 17-3888
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio at Columbus.
No. 2:16-cv-01030—James L. Graham, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: March 20, 2018
Before: SILER, BATCHELDER, and DONALD, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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ALICE M. BATCHELDER, Circuit Judge. The Plaintiffs-Appellants in this case submitted a ballot initiative petition proposing to amend the Ohio Constitution in two ways: imposing term limits on the justices of the Ohio Supreme Court and requiring that all laws “that apply to the people of the State of Ohio . . . apply equally to the members and employees of the General Assembly.” But because Ohio law contains a single-subject rule which allows initiative petitions to contain only “one proposed law or constitutional amendment,” the Ohio Ballot Board split Plaintiffs’ initiative into two initiatives, each containing only one proposed constitutional amendment. Plaintiffs brought this action challenging the Ohio initiative process, arguing that it violates their First Amendment rights. The district court dismissed the action, and we AFFIRM.