Oral Argument: State v. Mole
Cases to Watch - Oral Argument Scheduled
Hillenmeyer v. City of Cleveland Board of Review, Case No. 2014-0285, Whether Cleveland’s 2% municipal income tax on professional sports players from visiting teams violates the player’s Equal Protection rights under the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions. Oral argument January 14, 2015
Issues Accepted for Review by the Ohio Supreme Court
Cases to Watch - Oral Argument Held
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.
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.
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, Case no.2014-0636 Docket. Held for decision in Walker v. City of Toledo
In the Matter of: C.R., Case No. 2014-0943, Docket. Whether the imposition of a punitive sanction that extends beyond the age jurisdiction of the juvenile court violates the Due Process Clauses of the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions.
Haight v. Cheap Escape Co., Case No. 2014-1241, Docket. Whether the definition of employee for minimum wage purposes, under ORC 4111.14 violates the Ohio Constitution, Article II, Section 34a, because the statute's definition excludes employees exempted under federal minimum wage laws. The Ohio Constitution says that an employee is defined the same as an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fair Labor Standard Act has a broad definition of employee, but then exempts certain employees.
State ex rel. Walgate , Case No. 2013-0656, Docket. Whether Ohio Roundtable lacks standing to challenge VLTs (Video Lottery Terminals) at horse tracks as being in violation of the Ohio Constitution. This case was held for a decision in ProgressOhio v. JobsOhio, and is not going forward.