Tag Archives: Sentencing

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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Oral Argument Preview: Can a Prior Juvenile Adjudication Be Used to Enhance an Adult Sentence? State of Ohio v. Adrian Hand, Jr.

Update: On August 25, 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 December 1, 2015 the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Mandatory Sex Offender Registration and Address-Verification Requirements Do Not Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment. State v. Blankenship.

On November 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Blankenship, 2015-Ohio-4624. In a 5-2 opinion authored by Justice Lanzinger, joined in full by Chief Justice O’Connor and Justice French, and in … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Do Mandatory Sex Offender Classifications Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment? State of Ohio v. Travis Blankenship.

Update: On November 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“What is wrong with affording a hearing instead of a cookie-cutter one size fits all? Allowing the … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Do Mandatory Sex Offender Classifications Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment? State of Ohio v. Travis Blankenship.

Update: On November 12, 2015, 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 March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of … 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.

Update: On December 22, 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 February 4, 2015 the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Requiring Military-Service Related Disabilities in Mitigation when Sentencing Veterans. State v. Jeffrey Belew.

Update: On July 10, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed this case as improvidently accepted.  Read more about that here.

On March 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Requiring Military-Service Related Disabilities in Mitigation when Sentencing Veterans. State v. Jeffrey Belew.

Update: On July 10, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed this case as improvidently accepted.  Read more about that here.

Read the analysis of the argument here.

On March 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio will … Continue reading

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