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Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2021-0051 State of Ohio v. Miranda C. Smith OPEN 3/2/2021 Proposition of Law: A conviction for rape based on insertion must be supported by evidence that the person accused inserted a body part or object into another.
2021-0001 State of Ohio v. Jeremy Cochran OPEN
(Held)
3/2/2021 APPELLANT'S FIRST PROPOSITION OF LAW: As amended by the Reagan Tokes Act, the Revised Code's sentences for qualifying felonies violates the constitutions of the United States and the State of Ohio APPELLANT'S SECOND PROPOSITION OF LAW: Challenges to the Reagan Tokes Act are ripe for review on direct appeal.
2020-1505 State of Ohio v. Nigel J. Brunson OPEN 3/2/2021 Proposition of Law I: A trial court violates a defendant’s right to remain silent, in violation of both the Ohio Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, when it relies upon that silence as part of the basis for imposing a sentence of Life without the possibility of parole. Proposition of Law III: A witness waives attorney-client privilege with respect to a subject when he or she offers testimony on the same subject. Proposition of Law IV: The attorney-client privilege of a State’s witness must yield to a defendant’s right to present a full defense and confront his accuser when the information that is purportedly the subject of that privilege is Brady material in the possession of the State.
2020-1503 State of Ohio/City of Bryan v. Steven M. Towns OPEN 3/2/2021 Proposition of Law No. II: RC 102.03(B) does not permit complaints subject to chapter 102 of the Revised Code to proceed as a criminal complaint without a review of the Ohio Ethics Commission.
2020-1496 State of Ohio v. Christopher P. Hacker OPEN
(Held)
3/2/2021 FIRST PROPOSITION OF LAW As Amended By The Reagan Tokes Act, The Revised Code's Sentences For First And Second Degree Qualifying Felonies Violate The United States And Ohio Constitutions.
2020-1429 State of Ohio v. Donovan Asher Nicholas OPEN 2/16/2021 First Proposition of Law: Because standards of review are functions of due process, non-amenability decisions must be supported by clear and convincing evidence
2020-1429 State of Ohio v. Donovan Asher Nicholas OPEN 2/16/2021 Second Proposition of Law: As the party moving for discretionary transfer under R.C. 2152.12(B), prosecutors bear the burden of proving the child is not amenable to juvenile court treatment. A transfer decision without any affirmative proof of non-amenability must be reversed
2020-1429 State of Ohio v. Donovan Asher Nicholas OPEN 2/16/2021 Third Proposition of Law: To meaningfully decide whether juvenile offenders are not amenable to juvenile court treatment, juvenile judges must . first weigh all the available dispositional options, especially, where provided by statute, a serious youthful offender disposition
2020-1420 State of Ohio v. Lance A. Irvin OPEN
(Held)
1/27/2021 The burden-shifting changes made to the self-defense statute, R.C. 2901.05, through the passage of H.B. 228 apply to offenses that were committed before the effective date of the statute but tried after the effective date.
2020-1392 State of Ohio v. John D. Yerkey OPEN 2/2/2021 Proposition of Law No. I: Victims are constitutionally entitled to full and timely restitution, including restitution for losses victims incur throughout the prosecution of the criminal offense. Proposition of Law No. II: Victims must be entitled to restitution for losses incurred throughout the prosecution of the criminal offense in order to protect victims' constitutional rights to be present throughout the criminal justice process and heard when their rights are implicated.
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