Tag Archives: Confrontation Clause

Update on State v. Clark: U.S. Supreme Court Bound?

On October 30, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Clark, 2013-Ohio-4731. In a 4-3 decision written by Justice O’Donnell, for himself and Justices Pfeifer, Kennedy and O’Neill, the Court held that … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Before You Complain, Watch What You Stipulate. State v. Keck.

On November 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Keck, 2013-Ohio-5160. In a unanimous decision written by Justice Lanzinger, the Court held that the defendant’s rights under the Confrontation Clause were not … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Nixes Non-Testifying Child’s Statement to Teacher about Abuse. Strong Dissent by Chief Justice O’Connor, who Invites U.S. Supreme Court Review. State v. Clark

On October 30, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Clark, 2013-Ohio-4731.  In a 4-3 decision written by Justice O’Donnell, for himself and Justices Pfeifer, Kennedy and O’Neill, the Court held that … Continue reading

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In Sharper Focus: Confrontation Clause Jurisprudence-Testimonial and Non-Testimonial Statements.

This post is meant as a companion piece to better understand the merit decision in State v. Clark, posted here.

Federal Precedent

In 2004, in Crawford v. Washington, a landmark opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court authored by … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Nixes Statement Identifying Accomplice Through Testimony of Police Officer. State v. Ricks.

On September 5, 2013 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Ricks, 2013-Ohio-3712.  The issue was whether it was proper in this case to admit a non-testifying accomplice’s out-of-court statements through the testimony of … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: More Crawford Issues. State v. Daniel Arden Keck II.

On November 27, 2013, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On May 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State v. Daniel … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Still More Crawford Issues. State v. Daniel Arden Keck II.

On November 27, 2013, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On May 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds? The Crawford Testimonial Tangle: Are a Student’s Statements to his Teachers Regarding Abuse Testimonial or Non-Testimonial? State v. Darius Clark.

Update: On October 30, 2013 the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

On January 23, 2013, the Supreme Court head oral argument in State v. Darius Clark, 2012-0215. The issue … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Admission of Out-Of-Court Statements of Identification without the Declarant Being Cross-Examined. State v. Ricks

Update: On September 5, 2013 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On January 23, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in State v. Ricks, 2011-1912. This … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: More Confrontation Clause Issues. State v. Thomas J. Ricks.

Update: On September 5, 2013 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On January 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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