Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch

Another Submitted Case Passes One Year Mark Without Decision. State of Ohio v. Issa Kona.

On June 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Issa Kona, 2014-0733. At issue in this case is whether a noncitizen must be advised of the immigration consequences … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Is an Officer’s Bodycam Footage a Public Record? State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters.

On June 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters. At issue in this original action in mandamus is whether a prosecutor’s office must release police … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand After Darius Clark’s Case Was Reversed and Remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Case Background

In November of 2010, Darius Clark was convicted of multiple counts of child endangerment, felonious assault, and domestic violence in relation to his girlfriend’s two small children, A.T. and L.P. At issue in this saga, which ended up … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Ohio Sua Sponte Dismisses Certified Question from Federal Court in Breach of Contract Case.

On June 16, 2016, in Am. Mun. Power, Inc. v. Bechtel Power Corp. Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-3431, the Supreme Court of Ohio declined, sua sponte, by a vote of 5-2, to answer a certified question from federal court after … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Probate Judge Approves Settlement in Anderson v. Massillon.

Case Background

On May 6, 2008, 72-year-old Ronald Anderson and his four year old grandson Javarre Tate were killed when Anderson’s minivan was struck broadside at an intersection by a fire engine on an emergency run in response to an … Continue reading

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A Familiar Face at Oral Argument in Public Records Case.

On June 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters. At issue in this mandamus action is whether a prosecutor’s office must release police officer bodycam … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: How Many Times Can A Criminal Defendant Be Re-Tried? State of Ohio v. Christopher L. Anderson

How much is too much? Is there ever such a thing? … At what point does a court have to say, stop, enough is enough?” Justice Pfeifer, to the prosecutor.

On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard … Continue reading

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More Food for Thought on the Death Penalty.

For those of you interested in lethal injections and the death penalty (see, e.g. State v. Broom, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-1028, and this blog post analyzing the Broom decision), I highly recommend this article from a recent New … Continue reading

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The Three Minute Oral Argument in State of Ohio v. Dominic Jackson.

On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio was to hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Dominic Jackson, 2015-Ohio-1137. At issue in the case is whether a defendant has a right to allocution … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: More On Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P

As I posted here, after the Supreme Court of Ohio reversed and remanded this case to apply the punitive damages cap in R.C. 2315.21(D)(2)(a) to the two million dollar punitive damages judgment, arguing began in earnest over the amount … Continue reading

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