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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: Juvenile Law
Brandon Moore was sentenced to an aggregate prison term of 112 years in prison for convictions for three counts each of aggravated robbery, rape, complicity to commit rape, and one count each of kidnapping, complicity to commit aggravated … Continue reading
Oral Argument Preview: Mother’s Right to Counsel at Permanent Custody Hearing. In re: R.K. (A.S., Appellant).
Read the analysis of the oral argument here.
Merit Decision: No Sentencing Break in Adult Court for Bound-Over Juvenile Offender. State v. Anderson.
On July 5, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Anderson Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-5656. Although the blog did not preview this case, it is a companion to the decision on the … Continue reading
On December 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Moore, 2016-Ohio-8288. In a 4-3 opinion written by now-retired Justice Paul Pfeifer, the court held that a term-of-years prison sentence imposed on … Continue reading
On May 25, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio granted reconsideration in State v. Aalim, No. 2017-Ohio-2956, and this time has upheld the mandatory juvenile transfer statutes it struck down December 22, 2016, in State v. Aalim, 2016-Ohio-8278.
Extra! Extra! Court Reverses Itself in State v. Aalim; Upholds Mandatory Juvenile Transfer Statutes.
Update: Read the analysis of the new merit decision here.
Update: On May 25, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio granted reconsideration in this case, and reversed it. Read the analysis of the new merit decision here.
At the end of December of last year, facing the upcoming … Continue reading
Further update: On October 2, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the state’s cert. petition.
Update: On June 14, 2017, the cert. petition was distributed for conference of September 25, 2017.
Read Moore’s brief in opposition here.