Category Archives: Constitutional Law

What’s On Their Minds: Arrest Warrants Issued Without A Probable Cause Determination. State v. Hoffman

On April 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Brandon Lee Hoffman, 2013-0688. At issue in this case is whether the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule precludes evidence that … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Evidence Seized Pursuant to Arrest Warrants Issued Without A Finding of Probable Cause by a Judicial Officer. State v. Hoffman.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On April 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Brandon Lee Hoffman, 2013-0688. At issue in this case … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Youth of Juvenile Homicide Offender Must be Considered when Imposing Life Without Parole. State v. Long.

On March 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Long Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-849. While the justices unanimously agreed that a trial court must consider youth … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. Context Matters, and the Court got it Wrong About Freshwater’s Personal Bible.

On  November 19, 2013, in a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the firing of 8th grade science teacher John Freshwater for “insubordination in refusing to remove religious displays in his classroom after being told to do … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Does a City Curfew on Cleveland’s Public Square Violate the First Amendment? Cleveland v. McCardle.

On November 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of City of Cleveland v. Erin McCardle and Leatrice Tolls, 13-0096. At issue in this case is whether the Cleveland Ordinance which establishes a … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Upholds Firing of Middle School Science Teacher. Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.

On November 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2013-Ohio-5000. The case was argued February 27, 2013. In a 4-3 decision written by Chief Justice … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Does a City Curfew on Cleveland’s Public Square violate the United States Constitution? Cleveland v. McCardle.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On November 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of City of Cleveland v. Erin McCardle and Leatrice Tolls, 13-0096. At issue in … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: No Advance Notice Required for Informational Picketing Under the Ohio Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act. Mahoning Edn. Ass’n. of Dev. Disabilities v. State Emp. Relations Bd

On October 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Mahoning Edn. Ass’n. of Dev. Disabilities v. State Emp. Relations Bd., 2013-Ohio-4654. While the Court unanimously held that the union in this case had not … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Does A Minor have a Constitutional Right to Participate in a Disputed Parental Visitation Proceeding? In re A.G.

On October 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of In re A.G. 12-2097. At issue in this case is whether the U.S. Constitution and the Ohio Constitution guarantee minors the right to … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Discretionary Life Without Parole Sentence for a Juvenile Homicide Offender? State of Ohio v. Eric Long.

Update: on March 12, 2014, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  read the analysis here.

Read an analysis of the oral argument of this case here.

On June 11, 2013, the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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