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Merit Decision: Court Upholds Felonious Assault Statute Compelling Disclosure of HIV Status. State v. Batista.

On October 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Batista, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-8304. The court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of R.C. 2903.11(B)(1), which requires persons who know they are HIV … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Is Section of Felonious Assault Statute Singling Out Sexual Conduct of HIV Positive Persons Unconstitutional? State of Ohio v. Orlando Batista.

Update: On October 26, 2017, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the argument here

On May 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: A Surprising Application of the New Judicial Federalism. State v. Mole.

On July 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Mole, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5124. In a 4-3 opinion authored by Chief Justice O’Connor, joined in full by Justices Pfeifer and O’Neill, … Continue reading

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Justice Pfeifer finds his Ohio Federal Judicial Soul Mate on the Death Penalty in Judge Greg Frost

Update: Ohio Attorney General DeWine appealed the stay of execution order in the Lorraine case to the U.S. Supreme Court. On February 8, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to lift the stay of execution.

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