Informal Summer Recess

While the Supreme Court of Ohio doesn’t have an official summer recess, it has finished hearing oral arguments until August 19. These are the cases that have been covered on the blog that are still under submission:

Peggy Spaeth, … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner

Case Background

Dayton Police Detective David House was patrolling in an unmarked cruiser in an area known for drug activity. He pulled up behind a pick-up truck bearing out-of-county license plates. Because drug dealers were known to come from outside Montgomery … Continue reading

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Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again

Update: Judge Christine Croce, who is now hearing this case, ruled July 25, 2014, that Prade should go back to jail while the court of appeals decides whether he should get a new trial.

Short Summary

In January of … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: State v. Darmond

Case Background

Demetius Darmond, along with his mother-in-law, Iris Oliver, was indicted on one count of drug trafficking and one count of drug possession. Darmond alone was also indicted on one count of possessing criminal tools and two counts of … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Condition Precedent Language in a Contract Means Pay-if-Paid. Transtar Elec., Inc. v. A.E.M. Elec. Servs. Corp.

On July 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Transtar Elec., Inc. v. A.E.M. Elec. Servs. Corp., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-3095. In a 5-2 opinion authored by Justice Kennedy, the Court held that … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Which branch calls the shots on sealing criminal records? State v. Radcliff and the rapidly evolving world of record sealing.

This guest post summarizes the spate of cases and statutes on judicial record sealing. It is written by Priya Walia and Stephen JohnsonGrove.

Priya Walia is a rising 2L at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and is interning this … Continue reading

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Trending Toward Friending?

No, not like on Facebook. In today’s news clips from the Supreme Court of Ohio was this link to an article in the Wall Street Journal, titled

“Roberts Turns Supreme Court into Friendliest Bar in Washington “ http://online.wsj.com/articles/roberts-turns-supreme-court-into-friendliest-bar-in-washington-1405477802

It … Continue reading

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Update on State v. Clark: U.S. Supreme Court Bound?

On October 30, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Clark, 2013-Ohio-4731. In a 4-3 decision written by Justice O’Donnell, for himself and Justices Pfeifer, Kennedy and O’Neill, the Court held that … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Are Mandatory Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court Unconstitutional? State v. Quarterman

On July 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Alexander Quarterman et al. 2013-1591. The central issue in this case is whether mandatory transfers of juvenile offenders to … Continue reading

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Court Dismisses Appeal over Proper Consideration of Military-Service Related Disabilities When Sentencing Veterans. State v. Belew.

On July 10, 2014, by a vote of 4-3, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed State v. Belew Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-2964 as improvidently accepted.  The issue in the appeal was whether the trial judge properly considered Belew’s service-related … Continue reading

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