November 13, 2011
As the first state to comply with the AWA, Ohio’s problems with constitutionality are an ominous sign for other states. Amy Borror, spokeswoman for the Ohio Public Defenders Office, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that complying with the AWA spawned more than 7,000 lawsuits and increased the workload on sheriff’s offices by about 60 percent. Her office estimates that Ohio has spent at least $10 million just on legal costs defending the AWA. Click here to read this report.