In Sharper Focus: Finding Greater Protection under the Ohio Constitution for a Bad Traffic Stop. Justice Pfeifer’s Crusade.

This In Sharper Focus post is a supplement to the blog’s preview of the case of State of Ohio v. Terrance Brown, 2014-0104.

In reversing the trial court’s denial of the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained in … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Exclusion of Evidence Under the U.S. or the Ohio Constitution Because of A Bad Traffic Stop? State of Ohio v. Terrance Brown.

On February 3, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Terrance Brown, 2014-0104. At issue in this case is whether evidence obtained from a traffic stop made without … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Sentencing a Juvenile Non-Homicide Offender to a “De-Facto” Life Sentence. State of Ohio v. Brandon Moore.

On February 4, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Brandon Moore, 2014-0120. The issue in this case is whether a juvenile offender can be sentenced to a … Continue reading

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Merit Decision. Court Nixes Psychologist’s Testimony. State v. Harris.

On January 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Harris, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-166.  In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Kennedy, in which Justice French wrote a short separate concurrence, … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Pleading Requirements in Foreclosure Cases. To Attach or to Allege, that is the Question. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et al.

On January 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et. al., 2013-1534. The issue in this case is whether Fed. Home Loan Mtge. … Continue reading

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The Blog’s Top Ten Cases of 2014 from the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Here’s my list of the top ten decisions handed down by the Supreme Court of Ohio in 2014 that I’ve blogged about. I don’t blog on all cases argued, so this list is totally subjective.

1. Bank of Am., N.A. … Continue reading

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The Warrantless GPS Fallout From State v. Johnson

On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down its decision in State v. Johnson, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-5021. In a unanimous opinion, the court held that the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule precluded suppression of … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Set for Ohio v. Clark.

As previously reported on the blog, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in the case now captioned Ohio v. Clark, which was an appeal by the state from the merit decision of the Supreme Court of Ohio in State v. … Continue reading

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Most Read Posts of 2014

I’ll make this an annual event, because we all love lists.  Here are the top ten most frequently read posts of 2014, in order.

Foreclosure issues continue to predominate. Last year Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Schwartzwald, 2012-Ohio-5017 was … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: More Procedural Issues on Standing in Foreclosure Cases. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et al.

Read an analysis of the oral argument here.

On January 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et. al., 2013-1534. The issue … Continue reading

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