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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. Each September since 2003, she has given a presentation at the Ohio Judicial Conference analyzing the year’s most important cases from the Supreme Court of Ohio. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.
Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch
Dayton Police Detective David House was patrolling in an unmarked cruiser in an area known for drug activity. He pulled up behind a pick-up truck bearing out-of-county license plates. Because drug dealers were known to come from outside Montgomery … Continue reading
Update: Judge Christine Croce, who is now hearing this case, ruled July 25, 2014, that Prade should go back to jail while the court of appeals decides whether he should get a new trial.
In January of … Continue reading
Demetius Darmond, along with his mother-in-law, Iris Oliver, was indicted on one count of drug trafficking and one count of drug possession. Darmond alone was also indicted on one count of possessing criminal tools and two counts of … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Condition Precedent Language in a Contract Means Pay-if-Paid. Transtar Elec., Inc. v. A.E.M. Elec. Servs. Corp.
On July 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Transtar Elec., Inc. v. A.E.M. Elec. Servs. Corp., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-3095. In a 5-2 opinion authored by Justice Kennedy, the Court held that … Continue reading
Guest Post: Which branch calls the shots on sealing criminal records? State v. Radcliff and the rapidly evolving world of record sealing.
This guest post summarizes the spate of cases and statutes on judicial record sealing. It is written by Priya Walia and Stephen JohnsonGrove.
Priya Walia is a rising 2L at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and is interning this … Continue reading
No, not like on Facebook. In today’s news clips from the Supreme Court of Ohio was this link to an article in the Wall Street Journal, titled
“Roberts Turns Supreme Court into Friendliest Bar in Washington “ http://online.wsj.com/articles/roberts-turns-supreme-court-into-friendliest-bar-in-washington-1405477802
It … Continue reading
On October 30, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Clark, 2013-Ohio-4731. In a 4-3 decision written by Justice O’Donnell, for himself and Justices Pfeifer, Kennedy and O’Neill, the Court held that … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Are Mandatory Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court Unconstitutional? State v. Quarterman
On July 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Alexander Quarterman et al. 2013-1591. The central issue in this case is whether mandatory transfers of juvenile offenders to … Continue reading
Court Dismisses Appeal over Proper Consideration of Military-Service Related Disabilities When Sentencing Veterans. State v. Belew.
On July 10, 2014, by a vote of 4-3, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed State v. Belew Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-2964 as improvidently accepted. The issue in the appeal was whether the trial judge properly considered Belew’s service-related … Continue reading