Clark

Traffic stop by officer outside jurisdiction violates Ohio Constitution, rules Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a trial court should have suppressed drug evidence seized when a township officer stopped a driver on the interstate. The officer did not have the authority to make such a traffic stop under Ohio law. The Court found the traffic stop, the search that located the drugs and the …

Traffic stop by officer outside jurisdiction violates Ohio Constitution, rules Ohio Supreme Court Read More »

SCOTUS finds teacher’s testimony about child abuse doesn’t violate Confrontation Clause, reversing Ohio Supreme Court

The Supreme Court issued a decision today in Ohio v. Clark that reversed a decision of the Ohio Supreme Court regarding the admissibility of statements by a minor to his teacher as evidence of abuse by the defendant.  The Supreme Court found that admitting these statements did not violate the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment, …

SCOTUS finds teacher’s testimony about child abuse doesn’t violate Confrontation Clause, reversing Ohio Supreme Court Read More »