Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Merit Decision. Court Again Applies Good-Faith Exception, This Time to Avoid Suppression of Evidence From Warrantless GPS Search. State v. Johnson

On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Johnson, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-5021. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Terrence O’Donnell, in which Justices Paul Pfeifer and Judy Lanzinger … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Disapproves Arrest Warrants Issued Without A Probable Cause Determination, But Denies Exclusion of Evidence as Remedy. State v. Hoffman

On November 4, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Hoffman, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-4795. In a 6-1 opinion written by Justice Judy Lanzinger, in which Justice Terrence O’Donnell wrote a short … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Warrantless GPS Tracking Device, Revisited. State of Ohio v. Sudinia Johnson.

Update: On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“If Jones was on the books when your client was arrested for this illegal activity, we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Merit Decision. Failure to Raise Constitutional Challenges Below Proves Fatal. State v. Quarterman.

On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Quarterman,2014-Ohio-4034. The defendant in this case raised a constitutional challenge to Ohio’s mandatory bind-over statutes. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Juvenile Again Sentenced to Life Without Parole. State v. Long

Case background

Eric Long, then seventeen, along with two adult offenders, aged 25 and 26, was convicted of two counts of aggravated murder arising out of a shooting on I-75 in Hamilton County involving assault style weapons. At a joint … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Warrantless GPS Tracking Device, Revisited. State of Ohio v. Sudinia Johnson.

Update: On November 13, 2014 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On September 24, 2014, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Is a Single Trash Pull Enough for a Search Warrant? State of Ohio v. Lauren Jones

On September 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Lauren Jones, 2013-2023. The issue in the case is whether a single trash pull provides sufficient probable cause to … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview. Is a Single Trash Pull Enough for a Search Warrant? State of Ohio v. Lauren Jones

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On September 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Lauren Jones, 2013-2023. The issue in the case is … Continue reading

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

On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in Ohio v. Clark. 13-1352.

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 … Continue reading

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

Update: On September 23, 2014 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On July 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading

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