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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Practice Emerita at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she taught torts, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Ohio. She is also a former Ohio state court of appeals judge. Professor Bettman is a frequent presenter on Supreme Court of Ohio cases at Continuing Legal and Judicial Education seminars and conferences including the Ohio Judicial Conference. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.
Category Archives: Constitutional Law
What Happened on Remand After Darius Clark’s Case Was Reversed and Remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In November of 2010, Darius Clark was convicted of multiple counts of child endangerment, felonious assault, and domestic violence in relation to his girlfriend’s two small children, A.T. and L.P. At issue in this saga, which ended up … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: How Many Times Can A Criminal Defendant Be Re-Tried? State of Ohio v. Christopher L. Anderson
How much is too much? Is there ever such a thing? … At what point does a court have to say, stop, enough is enough?” Justice Pfeifer, to the prosecutor.
On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard … Continue reading
Oral Argument Preview: How Many Times Can A Criminal Defendant Be Re-Tried? State of Ohio v. Christopher L. Anderson
Read the analysis of the augment in this case here.
On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Christopher L. Anderson, 2015-1007 At issue in … Continue reading
On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Arnold, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-1595. In a 4-3 opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, joined by Justices Pfeifer and Kennedy, in which … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Court Finds R.C. 2933.81(B) Unconstitutional As Applied to Juveniles and Inapplicable to Analysis of Validity of Miranda Waiver. State v. Barker.
On April 26, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Barker, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-2708. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice French, joined by Chief Justice O’Connor and Justices Lanzinger, Pfeifer, … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Constitutionality of the Mandatory Juvenile Transfer Statutes. State of Ohio v. Matthew Aalim
“Even though as you said the legislature sets the rules, the court can say your rules are too extreme. And we can do that here.” Chief Justice O’Connor, to the Chief Deputy Solicitor.
“Don’t states have the right to determine … Continue reading
Oral Argument Preview: Court Again Tackles Constitutionality of Mandatory Juvenile Transfer Statutes. State of Ohio v. Matthew Aalim.
Read the analysis of the argument here.
Whenever a case we’ve blogged about has been pending for a year without a decision, we note that. On February 4, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in State of Ohio v. Brandon Moore, 2014-0120. There … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Court Nixes Warrantless Pre-Impoundment Inventory Search of Legally Parked Car Despite Arrest of Occupant. State v. Leak
On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Leak, 2016-Ohio-154. In a 4-3 decision written by Justice O’Neill, joined in full by Justices Lanzinger and Kennedy, in which Justice French … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Is the Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages Unconstitutional As Applied to a Minor Sex Abuse Victim? Simpkins v. Grace Brethren Church of Delaware, Ohio
“But Arbino has already gone through the rational basis test and has said this statute is constitutional as to everyone,” Justice O’Donnell, to plaintiffs’ counsel.
On December 15, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case … Continue reading