Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch

Merit Decision: Court Finds State Constitutional Violation For Extraterritorial Traffic Stop. State v. Brown.

On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in State v. Brown, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-2438. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice O’Donnell, for himself, Chief Justice O’Connor, and Justices Pfeifer, Lanzinger, and … Continue reading

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Another Submitted Case Reaches the One Year Mark With No Decision. Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto Owners Insurance, et al.

Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto-Owners Insurance, et al., 2013-1527 was argued June 25, 2014, and still no decision. The issue in the case is an insurer’s duty to defend in a housing discrimination case. I didn’t think the … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Must Noncitizens be Warned of the Immigration Consequences of a Written Admission of Guilt Required by a Diversion Program? State of Ohio v. Issa Kona.

“The access to justice that we are concerned about, what is the problem with requiring the court when there is a noncitizen and there is a situation like this, for the court to say you could have immigration problems, have … Continue reading

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Guest Post: In Sharper Focus: Overview of Federal Immigration Law.

This In Sharper Focus Guest Post by Cleveland attorney Harlan D. Karp is a verbatim reproduction of part of the amicus brief of Concerned Ohio Immigration Attorneys authored by Karp with the help of Cleveland practitioners Tina Haddad and Tanya … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard For Student Contributors

My two senior student contributors, Rebecca Campbell and Cameron Downer, have now graduated, and are studying for the bar exam.  I want to thank them both for the outstanding work they have done on the blog these past few years, … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: The U.S. Supreme Court Reverses the Supreme Court of Ohio in Ohio v. Clark.

On June 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in Ohio v. Clark. In a unanimous decision written by Justice Alito, in which Justice Scalia, joined by Justice Ginsburg, concurred in judgment only, and Justice Thomas … Continue reading

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Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Supreme Court of Ohio in Ohio v. Clark.

Read the complete analysis of the merit decision here.

In a 9-0 decision released today, in Ohio v. Clark, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the admission of a young child’s out-of-court statements to his teachers identifying the defendant … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Liquidated Damages or Penalty in Public Construction Contract? Boone Coleman Construction Co., Inc. v. Village of Piketon, Ohio.

“Is this a big problem in the construction area? I don’t see a whole host of amici here coming to your side of the table. I’d say the construction industry, especially those that do business with the state—I’d expect them … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Responsibility for Subrogation Lien in a Personal Injury Settlement. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation v. Jeffrey McKinley and Heritage-WTI, Inc., et al.

On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation v. Jeffrey McKinley and Heritage-WTI, Inc., et al., 2014-0795. At issue in this case is whether, pursuant to … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Does a Botched Execution Attempt Preclude a Second Try? State of Ohio v. Romell Broom.

“Are you arguing that the Constitution requires a quick and painless death in and of itself?” Justice Lanzinger, to defense counsel.

“What is the assurance [the state] is going to follow a revised protocol? When reading what occurred here start … Continue reading

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