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Merit Decision: Due Process Does not Require the State to Provide Appointed Counsel to an Indigent Non-Paying Parent at a Civil Contempt Purge Hearing. Liming v. Damos.

On October 24, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in Liming v. Damos, 2012-Ohio-4783. The Court had accepted the case on conflict certification and discretionary review and consolidated the two cases, argued May 23, 2012.  In … Continue reading

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Due Process Rights at a Civil Contempt Hearing

In my July 13 post I discussed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Turner v. Rogers , in which the high court discussed the procedural safeguards necessary … Continue reading

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Should A “Deadbeat Dad” get a Court-Appointed Lawyer Before Being Jailed for Non-Support

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that in a criminal trial the accused has the right to the assistance of a lawyer. And we all know from listening to the Miranda warnings on TV cop shows that if … Continue reading

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