Tag Archives: Juveniles

Merit Decision: Court Finds R.C. 2933.81(B) Unconstitutional As Applied to Juveniles and Inapplicable to Analysis of Validity of Miranda Waiver. State v. Barker.

On April 26, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Barker, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-2708. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice French, joined by Chief Justice O’Connor and Justices Lanzinger, Pfeifer, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Voluntariness of a Juvenile Confession. State of Ohio v. Tyshawn Barker.

Update: On April 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“Where in this record can I look at this mentally challenged 15 year old who said, … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Voluntariness of a Juvenile Confession. State of Ohio v. Tyshawn Barker.

Update: On April 28, 2016, 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 November 17, 2015, the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Sentencing a Juvenile Non-Homicide Offender to a “De-Facto” Life Sentence. State of Ohio v. Brandon Moore.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On February 4, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Brandon Moore, 2014-0120. The issue in this case is … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Are Mandatory Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court Unconstitutional? State v. Quarterman

Update: On September 23, 2014 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On July 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Are Mandatory Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court Unconstitutional? State of Ohio v. Alexander Quarterman

Update. On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the argument here.

On July 8, 2014, the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Do Minors have a Constitutional Right to Participate in a Parental Dispute over Visitation? In re A.G.

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument in this case here.

On October 23, 2013, the Supreme … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: A Juvenile’s Statutory Right to Counsel Does Not Attach at a Police Interrogation. In Re M.W.

On October 3, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in In Re M.W., 2012-Ohio-4538.  The case was argued December 6, 2011.  By a vote of 4-3, the Court held that a juvenile has no … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Emerging Trends: High Courts Examine the Issue of Youth Prosecuted as Adults

In light of the important juvenile law issues the Supreme Court of Ohio has been tackling, most recently whether an amenability hearing can be waived, the blog welcomes this guest post by Erin Davies.  Erin is the Public Policy Attorney at … Continue reading

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In Sharper Focus: Understanding the Constitutional Challenges to Ohio’s Serious Youthful Offender Statute

Update: Read an analysis of the merit decision in the J.V. case here.

Ohio’s Serious Youthful Offender statute works like this.  The statute allows for a “blended” sentence, which is part juvenile disposition, part adult sentence. First, if warranted, … Continue reading

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