“So our issue really is, is substantial compliance or strict compliance necessary here?” Chief Justice O’Connor
On January 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of James A. Wilson v. William Lawrence, Executor, … Continue reading
On December 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Linert v. Foutz, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8445. In a 5-2 opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, the court held the trial judge in this … Continue reading
“These legislative statements are crystal clear. We need not dig further into the meaning of the statute than the language that was signed into law.”
Justice O’Neill, majority opinion.
On December 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down … Continue reading
“The mandatory-transfer statutes preclude a juvenile court judge from taking any individual circumstances into account before automatically sending a child who is 16 or older to adult court. This one-size-fits-all approach runs counter to the aims and goals of the … Continue reading
Read an analysis of the oral argument here.
On January 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of James A. Wilson v. William Lawrence, Executor, et al., 2016-Ohio-0180. At issue in … Continue reading
“Ohio courts lack the authority to confer immunity based on a different standard than the General Assembly has implemented.”
Justice French, Majority opinion.
“Today’s majority ruling will have a chilling effect on policing and will aid criminals in their fight … Continue reading
It may be a legal holiday today, January 2, 2017, but the website for the Supreme Court of Ohio already has Justices Patrick F. Fischer (whose term started yesterday, January 1) and R. Patrick DeWine (whose term started … Continue reading
I don’t know why we all love lists, but we seem to, especially at year’s end. So here’s the list of the top ten most visited blog posts in 2016:
For the third year in a row, number one is … Continue reading
“The court in Graham was not barring a terminology-“life without parole”-but rather a punishment that removes a juvenile from society without a meaningful chance to demonstrate rehabilitation and obtain release.”
Justice Paul Pfeifer, majority opinion.
On December 22, 2016, the … Continue reading
“Are we to value speed over certainly? Of all cases that cry out for certainty, it is cases that result in the extinguishing of a human life.”
Chief Justice O’Connor, majority opinion
On December 21, 2016, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading