Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch

Court’s Informal Summer Recess.

Yesterday’s oral arguments—June 21, 2017—were the last set of oral arguments posted on the Court’s Oral Argument Calendar. In recent years, the Court has not been hearing oral arguments during the summer, usually until the end of August. Presumably, merit … Continue reading

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An Update on Brandon Moore’s case.

On December 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Moore, Slip Opinion No. 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 … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: What Does It Mean to “Willfully Abandon” a Mother During Her Pregnancy? In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H.

On June 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H., 2107-0173. At issue in this case is whether the putative father willfully abandoned the … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Is Section of Felonious Assault Statute Compelling Disclosure of HIV Status Unconstitutional? State of Ohio v. Orlando Batista.

“But presumably there is a partner here who was uninformed and deprived of the right to make that decision. Is that not sufficient consideration for the state under the rational basis test to impose this type of a statute?”

Chief … Continue reading

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On Reconsideration: A Major Shift in Philosophy in Juvenile Jurisprudence? State v. Aalim, Part II.

On May 25, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio granted reconsideration in State v. Aalim, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-2956, and this time has upheld the mandatory juvenile transfer statutes it struck down December 22, 2016, in State v. Aalim, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Do Activities of Licensees Affect the Exclusivity of Adverse Possession? Don Koprivec et al. v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County.

On May 16, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Don Koprivec et al. v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County, 2016-0704. This case was accepted on jurisdictional appeal and cross-appeal. At issue on appeal … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! Court Reverses Itself in State v. Aalim; Upholds Mandatory Juvenile Transfer Statutes.

Update: Read the analysis of the new merit decision here.

Oh my. The court has granted reconsideration in State v. Aalim, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-2956, and this time has upheld the mandatory juvenile transfer statutes it struck … Continue reading

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Court Dismisses Rush v. Univ. of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc. As Improvidently Accepted.

On May 22, 2017, by a vote of 5-2, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed Rush v. Univ. of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc. Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-2896 as improvidently accepted. The issue in the case was whether an employee needs … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Properly Preserving An Off-The-Record Discussion For Appeal. State of Ohio v. Andrea Beasley.

“Can’t we infer that the court assented to what counsel said by virtue of silence on the part of the court?”

Justice O’Donnell, to the prosecutor

On May 16, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Okays Searches of Student Book Bag Left on School Bus. State v. Polk.

On May 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Polk, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-2735. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Kennedy, the court upheld the propriety of the searches of … Continue reading

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