State Files U.S. Supreme Court Cert. Petition in Brandon Moore Case.

Case Background

Brandon Moore was sentenced to an aggregate prison term of 112 years in prison for convictions for three counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of rape, three counts of complicity to commit rape, one count of kidnapping, one … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Validity of the Search of an Arrestee’s Purse. State of Ohio v. Jamie Banks-Harvey.

Read an analysis of the argument in this case here.

On April 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Jamie Banks-Harvey. At issue in this case … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Can a Doctor’s Admission of Fault During An Apology Be Used in Court? Dennis Stewart, Individually and as the Administrator of the Estate of Michelle Stewart, Deceased v. Rodney E. Vivian, M.D., et al.

Read an analysis of the oral argument in this case here.

On April 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Dennis Stewart, Individually and as the Administrator of the Estate of … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Does Ohio’s Dram Shop Act Preclude All Traditional Common-Law Negligence Claims Against a Liquor Permit-Holder? Nichole Johnson v. Mary E. Montgomery et al.

Read the analysis of the argument in this case here.

On April 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Nichole Johnson v. Mary E. Montgomery et al., 2016-0790. At issue … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Christopher Anderson is Out of Jail. State v. Anderson.

Case Background

On August 29, 2002, Christopher Anderson, was charged with murdering Amber Zurcher on June 3, 2002. His first trial resulted in a mistrial. His second trial resulted in a guilty verdict, which was overturned on appeal because of … Continue reading

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Prosecutor Seeks Execution Date for Romell Broom.

On March 13, 2017, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor filed a motion in the Supreme Court of Ohio to set an execution date for Romell Broom. This is just one of many such motions in Ohio. But with Broom this request is … Continue reading

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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?”

Justice O’Neill.

On March 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of City of Cleveland v. Benjamin … Continue reading

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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

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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

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What’s On Their Minds: Propriety of Sentencing Penalty for Exercising Right to Trial. State of Ohio v. Malik Rahab.

Update: On April 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

“Counsel, do you think it is ever appropriate to look at and comment on a defendant exercising … Continue reading

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