COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich's job-creation agency is taking advantage of infighting among opponent lawyers to call the legal basis of their constitutional challenge into question.
JobsOhio attorney Aneca Lasley said in an Ohio Supreme Court filing this week that arguments made by a lawyer ousted from the case by ProgressOhio show "a pattern of disregard for settled law and procedure."
Lasley refers to a complaint filed by former ProgressOhio lawyer Victoria Ullmann seeking a restored lead role in the case.
Ullmann questioned the liberal group's decision to align with the conservative 1851 Center for Constitutional Law and to make its director the lead lawyer.
She has alleged that the two politically opposed think tanks have formed a suspicious alliance that may be designed to undermine the lawsuit's chances.