The Chief Thanks Justices Pfeifer and Lanzinger for their Service

As I wrote in this post yesterday, today, August 31, 2016, is the last set of oral arguments to be heard by Justices Paul Pfeifer and Judy Lanzinger, who cannot run for re-election because of the age limits in the … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: A Prior Juvenile Adjudication Cannot Be Used to Enhance an Adult Sentence. State v. Hand.

“Juvenile law and criminal law are not synonymous.” From the majority opinion.

On August 25, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Hand, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5504. In a 4-3 opinion written … Continue reading

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Elections, Retirements, and the Court’s Business.

There are no oral arguments posted on the Court’s calendar past August 31, 2016. So, absent any emergency hearings, this week will be the last set of oral arguments heard by Justice Judy Lanzinger and Justice Paul Pfeifer, neither of … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Validity of Permanent Surrender Agreement in Adoption Case. In re: (C.C.S.), (C.L.S.) v. Adoption by Gentle Care.

On August 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of In re: (C.C.S.), (C.L.S.) v. Adoption by Gentle Care, 2016-0395. At issue is the validity of the permanent surrender agreement in the … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Interpreting the Meaning of “Transacts Business” under R.C. 4117.13(D). Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority v. State Employment Relations Board et al.

“You don’t run busses in Franklin County. You don’t have bus stops, you don’t have parking lots, you don’t have any of the essentials to a bus service?” Chief Justice O’Connor to counsel for GDRTA.

“You are familiar with the … Continue reading

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State Cries Foul in State v. Mole; Seeks Reconsideration.

Merit Decision

On July 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Mole, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5124. In a 4-3 opinion, the court struck down R.C. 2907.03(A)(13) on its face, on … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Interpreting the Meaning of “Transacts Business” under R.C. 4117.13(D). Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority v. State Employment Relations Board et al.

Read the analysis of the oral argument in this case here.

On August 17, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority v. State Employment Relations Board et … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: A Surprising Application of the New Judicial Federalism. State v. Mole.

On July 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Mole, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5124. In a 4-3 opinion authored by Chief Justice O’Connor, joined in full by Justices Pfeifer and O’Neill, … Continue reading

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Case Preview: How Far Does the Statutory Obligation of Reunification Go for Children’s Services Agencies? In the Matter of: A.J. Adjudged Neglected Child.

On August 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio was to hear oral argument in the case of In the Matter of: A.J. Adjudged Neglected Child, but both the mother and the agency have now waived oral argument, so … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Cleveland Trial Judge Finally Decides Iran Doss Was Not Wrongfully Imprisoned. Doss v. State.

Update: On August 24, 2016, Doss filed a notice of appeal from Judge Villaneuva’s decision.

Case Background.

On New Year’s Eve 2004, 23-year-old J.P. came from Ravenna to celebrate with friends at a club in Cleveland.  She consumed a … Continue reading

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