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Friday First District Roundup 10-8-21

State of Ohio v. Rico Mosley Case # C200448Quote from Judge Bergeron’s Opinion:A minor traffic stop yielded drug evidence, which eventually led to a conviction. But when questioned by the driver, the detaining officer could not even describe the traffic violation that prompted the stop. After the driver’s indictment for drug possession, he moved to suppress …

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Friday First District Roundup 10-1-21

State of Ohio v. Jade Woodson Case # C200363 Quote from Judge Bock’s Opinion:Defendant-appellant Jade Woodson appeals her criminal-damaging and assault convictions, asserting that the trial court erred by holding a bench trial when Woodson had made a jury demand and never waived that right. Woodson further asserts that the trial court did not have sufficient evidence …

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Law Library expands ebook access

The Law Library is very pleased to announce that limited access to our ebook collection is now available to everyone, including the general public, completely free of charge. What is it: Our ebook collection, which includes state and federal law with titles like Page’s Ohio Revised Code Annotated, KY and IN Jury Instructions, Couse’s Ohio …

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Friday First District Roundup 9-24-21

Lori A. McKenna v. Peter J. McKenna Case # C210115Quote from Judge Winkler’s Opinion:Plaintiff-appellant Lori McKenna (“Wife”) appeals the judgment of the trial court granting a motion to reduce spousal support filed by defendant-appellee Peter McKenna (“Husband”). Because we determine that the trial court’s modification of Husband’s spousal-support obligation was not an abuse of discretion, we …

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Friday First District Roundup 9-17-21

Joseph P. Houlihan v. Sarah Morrison, Administrator, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Hamilton County Case # C200382 Quote from Judge Crouse’s Opinion:Plaintiff-appellant Joseph Houlihan appeals the judgment of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas denying his request to participate in the workers’ compensation fund for the substantial aggravation of preexisting medical conditions. For the following reasons, …

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Happy Constitution Day, 2021!

In honor of Constitution Day, we would like to highlight some of the Con Law related books that we have in our collection, for your enjoyment. Both published in 2019, we have added How to Read the Constitution and Why, by Kim Wehle, and What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck. Reading How …

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Friday First District Roundup 9-10-21

State of Ohio v. Christopher Hall Case # C200264Quote from Judge Crouse’s Opinion:Defendant-appellant Christopher Hall appeals his conviction for domestic violence. For the reasons that follow, we reverse the trial court’s judgment and remand the cause for a new trial.[…]Hall was arrested later that morning and charged with one count of domestic violence, in violation of R.C. …

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Friday First District Roundup 8-27-21

State of Ohio v. James Rhymer Case # C200164Quote from Judge Crouse’s Opinion:Defendant-appellant James Rhymer was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault. He has appealed, arguing four assignments of error that (1) the trial court failed to properly instruct the jury on the elements of self-defense, (2) the trial court erred when it instructed the …

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We the People…

…do ordain and establish…. You are cordially invited to join us on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM (via Zoom) in establishing the inaugural Hamilton County Law Library Book Club. As a founding book club member, your input will be valuable in deciding the direction of the book club–what we’ll read (fiction, non-fiction, etc.), …

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Friday First District Roundup 8-20-21

State of Ohio v. Scott French Case # C200331Quote from Judge Myers’ Opinion:Defendant-appellant Scott French appeals his conviction for escape. In three assignments of error, French challenges the validity of his guilty plea, the effectiveness of his trial counsel, and the sentence imposed. Finding no merit to French’s assignments of error, we affirm.French was indicted for …

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