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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: Judiciary
Supreme Court of Ohio’s Handling of Cases Submitted With Then-Justice O’Neill Participating, But Released After He Left the Court.
On November 2, 2017, a few days after his gubernatorial-run announcement, Justice Bill O’Neill included this in a letter to the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Ohio:
“I will not be participating in any new matters submitted to the … Continue reading
Bill O’Neill is gone from the Supreme Court of Ohio. He left to pursue his run for governor. O’Neill’s last day was Friday, January 26, 2018, and his replacement has already been sworn in. O’Neill joined the Court on January … Continue reading
Tomorrow, January 26, 2018, is Bill O’Neill’s last day on the Supreme Court of Ohio. Mary DeGenaro, who is presently on the Seventh District Court of Appeals in Youngstown, has, as was widely expected, been appointed to the Supreme … Continue reading
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently rejected a challenge to allow party designations for judges on the general election ballot in Ohio. The case is Ohio Council 8 v. Husted, 16a0034p.06.
Ohio judicial elections have … Continue reading
Unlike the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Ohio does not have official terms. But the Ohio high court does have an informal summer time out from hearing cases. There are no oral arguments set until September 1, … Continue reading
Ever since the 2002 case of Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down, on First Amendment Grounds, the “announce clause” of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Code of Judicial Conduct, which prohibited judges … Continue reading
On March 11, 2015, in Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Salerno, 2015-Ohio-791, the Supreme Court of Ohio publicly reprimanded Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Amy Salerno for telling jurors in open court in a criminal case they had reached the … Continue reading
Now retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote this in her separate concurrence in the landmark case of Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, the 2002 decision that changed the landscape in judicial elections by giving judges … Continue reading
An interview with Ohio’s Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and AP reporter Andrew Welch-Huggins, which ran in a number of Ohio newspapers last week, carried the headline “Ohio Chief Justice: Time to Rethink Judicial Elections.” The story quotes O’Connor as saying … Continue reading