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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches 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
Oral Argument Preview: Can a Prior Juvenile Adjudication Be Used to Enhance an Adult Sentence? State of Ohio v. Adrian Hand, Jr.
On December 1, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Adrian L. Hand, Jr. 2014-1814. At issue in this case is whether a prior juvenile adjudication should be … Continue reading
“Where in this record can I look at this mentally challenged 15 year old who said, yeah I talked to a lawyer but I don’t know what a lawyer is. Where do I know that he has intelligently waived his … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Mandatory Sex Offender Registration and Address-Verification Requirements Do Not Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment. State v. Blankenship.
On November 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Blankenship, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-4624. In a 5-2 opinion authored by Justice Lanzinger, joined in full by Chief Justice O’Connor and Justice … Continue reading
Read the analysis of the oral argument here.
Merit Decision. No Public Hearing for Terminated Nontenured, Nonteaching Public Employee. Stewart v. Lockland School Dist. Bd. of Edn.
On September 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Stewart v. Lockland School Dist. Bd. of Edn., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-3839. In a 6-1 opinion written by Justice … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Warrantless Inventory Search and Tow of a Legally Parked Car After the Arrest of an Occupant of the Car. State of Ohio v. Quayshaun Leak.
On September 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State v. Leak, 2014-1273. At issue is whether the arrest of the occupant of a legally parked car properly triggers a warrantless inventory … Continue reading
Oral Argument Preview: Legality of Warrantless Inventory Search of Legally Parked Car. State of Ohio v. Quasyshaun Leak.
What’s On Their Minds: Are Outside Salespeople Employees Subject to Ohio’s Minimum Wage Laws? John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al.
On September 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al., 2014-1241. At issue in this case is whether or not an outside salesperson is an employee … Continue reading
Eric Long was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of life without the possibility of parole for his role in two homicides in Hamilton County in March of 2009. He was seventeen when the crimes were committed. The First District … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Court Finds State Constitutional Violation For Extraterritorial Traffic Stop. State v. Brown.
On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in State v. Brown, 2015-Ohio-2438. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice O’Donnell, for himself, Chief Justice O’Connor, and Justices Pfeifer, Lanzinger, and O’Neill, the court … Continue reading