Tag Archives: Confrontation Clause

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

On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in Ohio v. Clark. 13-1352.

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 … 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

Update: On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in this case, now captioned Ohio v. Clark. 13-1352.

On October 30, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Clark, 2013-Ohio-4731.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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