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The Ohio Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in two cases Tuesday, July 12, 2016, and two cases Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Live streaming video is available at this link. On July 12, in the death penalty appeal, State v. Spaulding, Case no. 2013-0536, the defendant raises a number of issues dealing with due process […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on April 19th and 20th, 2016. The session is being held at Meigs County High School as part of the Court’s program to hold arguments off-site twice per year. The Off-Site Court Program enables students and community members to watch the Court in action, and helps to […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in State v. Broom that it is not “cruel and unusual punishment” or double jeopardy to make a second attempt at executing the same person after the first attempt failed. The 4-3 decision was issued last Wednesday, with the majority opinion finding that since the medical team had failed to […]

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Does a provision of the DNA testing statute violate the Ohio Constitution (Article IV, sections 2(B)(2)(c) and 3(B)(2)) by mandating that the denial of applications for postconviction DNA testing in death penalty cases must be appealed directly to the Supreme Court of Ohio rather than to an intermediate court of appeals?  Oral argument preview. State […]

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Latest Ohio Supreme Court case: State v. Maxwell D. White, (June 14, 2012), 2012-Ohio-2583, Case No. 2009-1661. A 2005 law, allowing death penalty defendants whose sentence was overturned to be resentenced to death, does not violate the Ohio Constitution’s retroactivity provisions when applied to defendants sentenced to death on or before March 23, 2005.    […]

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