"Appellate Decisions" is a weekly e-mail sent out by the Law Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender's Appellate Division to its staff and panel attorneys. Every e-mail covers that week's decisions from appellate courts throughout Ohio, including all criminal decisions from the First District Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Supreme Court of the United States, that cover important changes in the law.
Importantly, only decisions from the First District Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Constitutional Issues), and the Supreme Court of the United States (Federal Constitutional Issues) must be followed by Hamilton County courts. All other decisions are merely persuasive in nature. "Appellate Decisions" is a compilation of those decisions. All writing in quotes is the work of the relevant court. None of this writing should be considered to be legal advice.
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