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Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2016-0441 State of Ohio v. Buddy Mutter OPEN 6/15/2016 FIRST PROPOSITION OF LAW: Second prosecutions are barred when they require relitigation of factual issues already resolved by a previous prosecution. Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, United States Constitution; Section 10, Article I, Ohio Constitution.
2016-0441 State of Ohio v. Buddy Mutter OPEN 6/15/2016 SECOND PROPOSITION OF LAW: An appellate court may not shift the burdens established by App.R. 9 and App.R. 12(A) in Ohio's Rules of Appellate Procedure. Fourteenth Amendment, United States Constitution; Section 16, Article I, Ohio Constitution
2016-0440 State of Ohio v. Melvin Mutter OPEN 6/15/2016 FIRST PROPOSITION OF LAW: Second prosecutions are barred when they require relitigation of factual issues already resolved by a previous prosecution. Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, United States Constitution; Section 10, Article I, Ohio Constitution.
2016-0440 State of Ohio v. Melvin Mutter OPEN 6/15/2016 SECOND PROPOSITION OF LAW: An appellate court may not shift the burdens established by App.R. 9 and App.R. 12(A) in Ohio's Rules of Appellate Procedure. Fourteenth Amendment, United States Constitution; Section 16, Article I, Ohio Constitution
2016-0428 State of Ohio v. Roberto R. Sanchez OPEN
(Held)
6/15/2016 PROPOSITION OF LAW NO. I: IN A PROSECUTION UNDER R.C. 2925.03(A) AND (C) THE LEVEL OF THE OFFENSE IS DETERMINED BY THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE COCAINE OR A COMPOUND, MIXTURE, PREPARATION, OR SUBSTANCE CONTAINING COCAINE AND NOT THE WEIGHT OF THE PURE COCAINE.
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
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