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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: What’s On Their Minds?
What’s On Their Minds: Is Questioning in the Front Seat of a Police Cruiser a Custodial Interrogation? City of Cleveland v. Benjamin Oles.
“So, he’s not free to leave. Why is he (Oles) not in custody at that point?”
What’s On Their Minds: Is the Exclusionary Rule a Proper Remedy for the Violation of Ohio’s Knock-and-Announce Rule? State of Ohio v. Sherri Bembry and Harsimran Singh.
“Going forward, how do we ensure that we don’t have a successive violation of the knock and announce rule if in fact we say, well, yeah, there was a violation, but it doesn’t really make any difference. There will never … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Constitutionality of Searches by Public School Employees. State of Ohio v. Joshua Polk.
“This was a backpack sitting on an empty school bus. In this day, that’s concerning. I can’t help but look at this from a very practical perspective, perhaps as a parent, and think, everybody knows a backpack sitting there by itself … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Propriety of Sentencing Penalty for Exercising Right to Trial. State of Ohio v. Malik Rahab.
“Counsel, do you think it is ever appropriate to look at and comment on a defendant exercising their constitutional right to have the state of Ohio prove beyond a reasonable doubt their guilt of the crimes as charged as a … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Satisfying the Clarity Element of a Wrongful Termination Claim. McGowan v. Medpace.
“I don’t understand how this is anything other than a termination for supporting public policy in Ohio.”
Justice O’Neill, to counsel for Medpace
On February 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of McGowan … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Arbitrator’s Powers in Police Disciplinary Action. Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Ass’n, et al. v. City of Findlay.
“Isn’t the issue whether the arbitrator was bound by the matrix…?” Justice French
On February 7, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Ass’n, et al. v. City of Findlay, … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: What Constitutes Proper Presentment of a Claim Against a Decedent’s Estate? James A. Wilson v. William Lawrence, Executor, et al.
“So our issue really is, is substantial compliance or strict compliance necessary here?” Chief Justice O’Connor
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.
Update: On October 27, 2016, by a vote of 4-3, this case was dismissed as improvidently accepted. Voting to dismiss were Chief justice O’Connor, and Justices O’Donnell, Lanzinger and O’Neill. Justices Pfeifer, Kennedy, and French dissented.
“I’m just looking … Continue reading
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.
Update: On November 2, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed the case as improvidently allowed.
“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 … Continue reading