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State v. Boykin, 2013-Ohio-4582 (Ohio Oct. 22, 2013) held that neither the Ohio Constitution, Ohio Revised Code or case law require the sealing of a criminal record based on a pardon. The Ohio Constitution also militates against Boykin’s argument that a pardon automatically entitles the recipient to have the record of the pardoned conviction sealed. […]

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On April 10, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in State v. Boykin, Case nos. 2012-0808 and 2012-1216.    The issue is:  When the governor grants an unconditional pardon of an offender’s criminal convictions, does that action entitle the offender to have the court records of his or her pardoned convictions sealed?  Appellant’s […]

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