Tag Archives: Equal Protection

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

On May 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in State of Ohio v. Orlando Batista, 2016-0903. At issue in the case is whether R.C. 2903.11(B)(1) violates the Equal Protection Clauses and/or the right to free … 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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