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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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