Oral Argument: City of Toledo v. Walker (Red Light Camera Case)
Cases to Watch - Oral Argument Scheduled
Quarterman v. State, Case no. 2013-1591. Oral Argument July 8, 2014. Whether Ohio statutes requiring the mandatory transfer of 16- and 17-year-old juveniles who commit category-two offenses with a firearm violate a juvenile's right to fair and impartial trial and equal protection, as guaranteed by the Ohio and U.S. Constitution? Do these statutes constitute cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Ohio and U.S. Constitutions? (Ohio Constitution Art. I, Section 16, Art. I, Section 2 and Article 1, Section 9, respectively) Docket. Oral Argument Preview. . Oral Argument Video
State v. Mole, Case no. 2013-1619 Oral Argument July 8, 2014. Whether R.C. 2907.03(A)(13), which prohibits sex between peace officers and minors, a violation of equal protection rights guaranteed by the U.S. and Ohio constitutions. Ohio Constitution, Art. I, Section 2. Docket, Oral Argument Preview. Oral Argument Video.
Issues Accepted for Review by the Ohio Supreme Court
Cases to Watch - Oral Argument Held
Walker v. City of Toledo, Case No. 2013-1277 . Docket. Whether the City of Toledo unconstitutionally usurped the jurisdiction of the Toledo Municipal Court by diverting challenges to traffic camera violation notices to an administrative hearing officer set up within the police department, in violation of Ohio Constitution, Article IV, Section 1. Oral argument scheduled for June 11, 2014. Argument Video. Oral Argument Preview
State of Ohio ex rel. Jack Morrison, Jr., Law Director City of Munroe Falls, Ohio, et al. v. Beck Energy Corporation, et al., Case No. 2013-0465, Docket Whether 2004 Ohio HB 278, which preempts municipalities and other local governments from regulating oil and gas drilling, violates the Ohio Constitution’s Home Rule provision, Ohio Constitution Article XVIII, Section 7. Oral argument Feb. 26, 2014. Oral argument preview. Argument Video.
Cases to Watch - Oral Argument Not Yet Scheduled
State ex rel. Ohio Civil Service Employees Association v. State , Case no. 2014-0319. Docket. Whether an Ohio Budget Bill, Am. Sub. H. B. No. 153 , 129th General Assembly violated the One Subject Rule, Art. II, Section 15(d), Ohio Constitution, because it included a prison privatization measure. Whether requiring the trial judge to conduct a provision-by-provision analysis of the budget bill results in unconstitutional “judicial line item vetoes”. Whether prison privitization provisions in the budget bill violate Ohio Constitution, Article VIII, Section 4, which prohibits joint ventures between the State and any company.
Jodka v. City of Cleveland, 2014-0636 Docket.Held for decision in Walker v. City of Toledo