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Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2016-0395 In re: (C.C.S.), (C.L.S.) v. Adoption by Gentle Care OPEN 5/4/2016 When determining if a parent is voluntarily relinquishing custody of her child it is imperative that all steps be taken to insure that such relinquishment is given without duress and duress is particular to that individual at the time she makes her decision. The fiduciary provided by the Appellee must protect the Appellant.
2016-0353 In re: A.J. Adjudged Neglected Child (Brittany C. Johnson - Appellant) OPEN 4/20/2016 Absent proof of conviction of one of the charges specified in O.A.C. 5101:2- 4218, a children services agency does not act in "good faith"/ignores the mandates of O.A.C. 5l01:2-42-05 when it refuses to place a minor child in substitute care with a relative based solely upon allegations that are in excess of ten (10) years old.
2016-0317 State of Ohio v. Rickym Anderson OPEN 5/18/2016 When one codefendant who proceeds to trial receives a sentence twice as long as a codefendant who enters a plea, an appellate court cannot dispel the possibility of an impermissible trial tax merely by referring to the disparity as a reward to the codefendant for entering a plea
2016-0317 State of Ohio v. Rickym Anderson OPEN 5/18/2016 The mandatory sentencing statutes in R.C. 2929 are unconstitutional as applied to children because they do not permit the trial court to make an individualized determination about a child's sentence or the attributes of youth
2016-0315 State of Ohio v. Steven Lee OPEN
(Held)
5/18/2016 A juvenile court commits plain error when it transfers juvenile offenders to criminal court pursuant to R.C. 2152.lO(A)(l)(a) and 2152.12(A)(l)(a)(i), because those sections are unconstitutional, in violation of the right to due process of law as guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 16, Ohio Constitution
2016-0315 State of Ohio v. Steven Lee OPEN
(Held)
5/18/2016 A juvenile court commits plain error when it transfers juvenile offenders for criminal prosecution pursuant to 2152.lO(A)(l)(a) and 2152.12(A)(l)(a)(i), because those sections are unconstitutional, in violation of the right to equal protection of law as guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 2, Ohio Constitution
2016-0282 City of Cleveland v. Benjamin S. Oles OPEN 5/4/2016 The investigative questioning of a driver in the front seat of a police vehicle during a routine traffic stop does not rise to the level of custodial interrogation and any statements elicited do not incur the protections of Miranda
2016-0282 City of Cleveland v. Benjamin S. Oles OPEN 5/4/2016 The evidence obtained independently in an investigatoin of Driving Under the Influence during a routine traffic stop cannot be suppressed
2016-0271 State of Ohio v. Joshua Polk OPEN 5/18/2016 A search is constitutional if it complies with a public school's reasonable Search protocol. The subjective motive of the public-school employee performing the search is irrelevant
2016-0271 State of Ohio v. Joshua Polk OPEN 5/18/2016 The sole purpose of the federal exclusionary rule is to deter police misconduct. As a result, the exclusionary rule does not apply to searches by public-school employees.
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