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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: Guest Posts
Merit Decision Guest Post: Court Upholds Application of Ohio’s Commercial Activity Tax. Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa.
Tax is totally not my field. But recognizing the significance of the decision in Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa, I asked my University of Cincinnati College of Law tax colleague Professor Stephanie Hunter McMahon to analyze the decision in the … Continue reading
On October 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of In re: Daren A. Messer, Angela Messer, Debtors Daren Messer & Angela Messer v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Case Number 2014-2036. This case … Continue reading
Guest Post: Trial Court Cannot Impose Prison Term and a No-Contact Order For the Same Felony Offense. State v. Anderson.
Kenyatta Mickles, my colleague at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and Director of our Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order Clinic, has authored this guest post on the recent Supreme Court of Ohio decision in State v. … 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
Professor Bettman’s Introduction to Guest Post
The Supreme Court of Ohio has now addressed the interplay between standing and subject matter jurisdiction in the context of foreclosure cases in both Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Schwartzwald and 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
Guest Post on Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. Context Matters, and the Court got it Wrong About Freshwater’s Personal Bible.
On November 19, 2013, in a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the firing of 8th grade science teacher John Freshwater for “insubordination in refusing to remove religious displays in his classroom after being told to do … Continue reading
Guest Post Analyzing the Court’s Nixing of the Class Action in Cullen v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co.
On November 5, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Cullen v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 2013-Ohio-4733. In a 5-2 decision written by Justice O’Donnell, the Court held that class certification was improper … Continue reading
Guest Post: Merit Decision on Necessity of Service of Protection Order to Sustain Conviction for Violation of that Order. State v. Smith.
On April 30, 2013, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in State v. Smith, Slip Opinion No. 2013-Ohio-1698. This guest post on the merit decision in this case is by my colleague Kenyatta Mickles, Director of … Continue reading
In Sharper Focus. Guest Post on the Issues Raised in Freshwater v. Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education.
On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard the case of Freshwater v. Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education, which involved the firing of an eighth grade public school science teacher, allegedly for teaching creationism in … Continue reading