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2020-1326 Beachwood City School District Bd. of Education v. Warrensville Heights City School District Bd. of Education OPEN 1/22/2021 Proposition of Law I: R.C. 3311.06 and O.A.C. Chapter 3301-89 require the Ohio Board of Education to receive and approve any negotiated agreement related to a school district’s request to transfer territory following a city’s annexation of property, regardless of whether the proposed agreement involves the physical transfer of territory or just tax revenues. I. The plain language of R.C. 3311.06 required the Ohio Board of Education to approve the proposed agreement before it could become binding. II. The plain language of O.A.C. Chapter 3301-89 confirms that the Ohio Board of Education needed to approve the proposed agreement. Proposition of Law II: R.C. 5705.41 and 5705.412 apply to agreements to transfer tax revenues between school districts . Proposition of Law III: R.C. Chapter 2744 provides immunity from tort claims arising from a school district’s negotiation of tax revenue-sharing agreements.
2020-1304 State of Ohio v. Kennedy M. Burroughs OPEN 1/22/2021 Proposition of Law: When law enforcement officers seek to search a lawfully seized backpack, purse, or similar item in a person’s home, they must obtain a search warrant issued by a neutral, detached magistrate, if officer-safety concerns or exigent circumstances are not present.
2020-1266 State of Ohio v. Edward Maddox OPEN 12/28/2020 "Is the constitutionality of the provisions of the Reagan Tokes Act, which allow the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections to administratively extend a criminal defendant's prison term beyond the presumptive minimum term, ripe for review on direct appeal from sentencing, or only after the defendant has served the minimum term and been subject to extension by application of the Act?"
2020-1250 State of Ohio v. Ladasia Brooks OPEN 12/30/2020 "Does legislation that shifts the burden of proof on self-defense to the prosecution (2018 H.B. 228. eff. March 28, 2019) apply to all subsequent trials even when the alleged offenses occurred prior to the effective date of the act?"
2020-1242 State of Ohio v. Marcus Toles OPEN 11/24/2020 Proposition of Law: The plurality decision in State v. Gwynne does not supplant this Court’s prior ruling in State v. Marcum that an appellate court may modify a sentence if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that the record does not support that sentence.
2020-1232 State of Ohio v. Damon K. Downard OPEN
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12/29/2020 SECOND PROPOSITION OF LAW Challenges to the Reagan Tokes Act are ripe for review on direct appeal.
2020-1189 State of Ohio v. Ladasia Brooks OPEN 12/30/2020 Proposition of Law No. I: 2018 H.B. 228, which shifted the burden of proof on self-defense to the prosecution, applies to all trials held after the effective date of the act, regardless of when the alleged offenses occurred.
2020-1187 State of Ohio v. Daniel J. Campbell OPEN 12/15/2020 First Proposition of Law: Ohio courts may constitutionally require aprobationerto consent to warrantless searches as a condition of community contol.
2020-1187 State of Ohio v. Daniel J. Campbell OPEN 12/15/2020 Second Proposition of Law: A probation offrcer may rely in good faith upon a warrantless consent to search community control condition agr€ed to by a probationer.
2020-1187 State of Ohio v. Daniel J. Campbell OPEN 12/15/2020 Third Proposition of Law: An Ohio court may not impose the remedy of exclusion to an otherwise constitutional search based upon a violation of R.C. 2951.02 where the General Assembly provided for no remedy.
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