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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: Ohio Supreme Court Watch
Merit Decision: Court Permits Fifth Retrial of Defendant Incarcerated for Fourteen Years Without a Lawful Conviction. State v. Anderson.
On September 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Anderson, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5791. In a fractured plurality opinion written by Justice Kennedy, the court held that there is no constitutional … Continue reading
In State v. Broom, 2016-Ohio-1028, the Supreme Court of Ohio decided in a 4-3 opinion written by Justice Judy Lanzinger that a second attempt to carry out the death penalty after the first attempt at lethal injection failed, was … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Validity of Permanent Surrender Agreement in Adoption Case. In re: (C.C.S.), (C.L.S.) v. Adoption by Gentle Care.
“I’m just looking for any basis at all to say that the social worker is a fiduciary in this situation.” Justice French, to counsel for C.L.S.
On August 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the … Continue reading
On August 30, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Carter v. Reese, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5569. In a 4-3 opinion written by Justice O’Donnell, joined by Justices Kennedy, French, and O’Neill, the court held that … Continue reading
As I wrote in this post yesterday, today, August 31, 2016, is the last set of oral arguments to be heard by Justices Paul Pfeifer and Judy Lanzinger, who cannot run for re-election because of the age limits in the … Continue reading
Merit Decision: A Prior Juvenile Adjudication Cannot Be Used to Enhance an Adult Sentence. State v. Hand.
Update: On September 15, 2016, Hand was resentenced by Montgomery County Court of Common Please Judge Dennis J. Langer to a non-mandatory three year term of incarceration, to be served consecutively with the three year mandatory firearm specification, for a total … Continue reading
There are no oral arguments posted on the Court’s calendar past August 31, 2016. So, absent any emergency hearings, this week will be the last set of oral arguments heard by Justice Judy Lanzinger and Justice Paul Pfeifer, neither of … Continue reading
Oral Argument Preview: Validity of Permanent Surrender Agreement in Adoption Case. In re: (C.C.S.), (C.L.S.) v. Adoption by Gentle Care.
Read an analysis of the oral argument here.
What’s On Their Minds: Interpreting the Meaning of “Transacts Business” under R.C. 4117.13(D). Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority v. State Employment Relations Board et al.
“You don’t run busses in Franklin County. You don’t have bus stops, you don’t have parking lots, you don’t have any of the essentials to a bus service?” Chief Justice O’Connor to counsel for GDRTA.
“You are familiar with the … Continue reading
On July 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Mole, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5124. In a 4-3 opinion, the court struck down R.C. 2907.03(A)(13) on its face, on … Continue reading