As state solicitor in 2015, Murphy urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Ohio’s controversial voter-purge law and argued that Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage did not violate the U.S. Constitution. The justices, by a vote of 5-4, found Ohio’s law unconstitutional.
He graduated from Miami University in 2001 with a BA. Went to law school at the University of Chicago.
Readler, a former partner in the Columbus law office of Jones Day, has been principal deputy and acting assistant attorney general for the civil division at the Justice Department. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan law school.