Tag Archives: Plea Bargain

Merit Decision: Sentence Not Impermissible Trial Tax; Court Adopts Actual Vindictiveness Standard. State v. Rahab.

On April 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Rahab, 2017-Ohio-1401. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice DeWine, the court found that the trial court judge did not impermissibly give Rahab … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Propriety of Sentencing Penalty for Exercising Right to Trial. State of Ohio v. Malik Rahab.

Update: On April 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

“Counsel, do you think it is ever appropriate to look at and comment on a defendant exercising … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Propriety of Sentencing Penalty for Exercising Right to Trial. State of Ohio v. Malik Rahab.

Update: On April 18, 2017, 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 February 9, 2017, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Can a Prosecutor in One County Bind the Prosecutor in Another County to a Plea Agreement? State v. Billingsley.

On September 25, 2012, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here. 

On May 8, 2012 the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in State v. Desmond Billingsley, 2011-0827. The … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Can a Prosecutor in One County Bind the Prosecutor in Another County to a Plea Agreement? State v. Billingsley.

On September 25, 2012, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here. 

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

On May 8, 2012 the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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