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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: What’s On Their Minds?
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
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
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
What’s On Their Minds: Father Tries to Take the Fifth in Domestic Violence Case Against Son. State of Ohio v. Jeffrey C. Arnold.
“Are you not troubled by the fact that the trial court, rather than explaining the parameters of the Fifth, merely said, you’ll either testify or you will be held in contempt. Don’t you think that falls a little short of … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Protected Health Information or Public Record? Board of Health of Cuyahoga County v. Lipson O’Shea Legal Group.
“So your position is get out of our lives? We don’t have to deal with you and we don’t have to disclose anything?” Justice Pfeifer to the lawyer for the Board of Health.
On May 19, 2015, the Supreme Court … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Are Oil and Gas Rights Marital or Separate Property In A Divorce? James P. Kuhn v. Kelly L. Kuhn n/k/a Cottle.
Update: On July 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed this case as improvidently accepted. Read more about that here.
What’s On Their Minds: Liability of a School Bus Driver for Child Injured While Crossing the Street After the Bus Has Driven Away. Amber Sallee (A Minor) v. Stephanie Watts, et al.
“Assuring that the child crosses the roadway to the residence side is, in your view, the operation of a motor vehicle?” Justice O’Donnell to Amber Sallee’s counsel.
On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard argument in the … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Do Mandatory Sex Offender Classifications Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment? State of Ohio v. Travis Blankenship.
“What is wrong with affording a hearing instead of a cookie-cutter one size fits all? Allowing the defendant to come in and individualize it?” Justice Paul Pfeifer, to the prosecutor.
On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Right to a Public Hearing and Public Deliberations. Adam Stewart vs. Board of Education of Lockland School District.
On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Adam Stewart v. Board of Education of Lockland School District, 2014-0164. At issue in this case is whether a for-cause public employee can … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Standing in Foreclosure Cases, Again. Note and Mortgage or Note or Mortgage at Time of Filing? SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Shari Lewis et al.
Update: on April 22, 2015, the court unanimously dismissed this case as improvidently certified.
“Aren’t there rights of a mortgage holder to enforce a foreclosure independent of the note? We don’t want to recognize some new field of law … Continue reading