Tag Archives: Ohio Supreme Court

Jurisdiction Ruling: a Reassuring Footnote

A Sixth Circuit court has denied[i] Jeffrey Wogenstahl the opportunity to make a separate appeal to establish whether Ohio had jurisdiction to try him. Jeff wanted to appeal an Ohio Supreme Court’s ruling[ii] from 2017. In that ruling the majority … Continue reading

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Scope for Pitfalls Ahead

2018 has brought Jeffrey Wogenstahl a huge breakthrough – a federal court decision that spelled out the travesty that was his trial. As Jeff knows only too well, however, there is scope for pitfalls ahead. If he needed any proof … Continue reading

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Shadow of Execution Date Lifted

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has been granted an indefinite stay of execution by the Ohio Supreme Court (see Supreme Court of Ohio Case Announcements October 24, 2018): 1995-0042. State v. Wogenstahl. Hamilton App. No. C-930222. On appellant’s motion to reopen direct appeal. Motion … Continue reading

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A Flawed Statute

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has filed a new petition in the Ohio Supreme Court, claiming that Ohio relied on a flawed statute to allow itself jurisdiction to try him.* At fault was the statute’s sub-section known as R.C. §2901.11(D); this addressed situations … Continue reading

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The Majority Judges Erred

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has appealed an unfavorable Ohio Supreme Court ruling.*  Last month five of the judges rejected his claim that Ohio lacked jurisdiction to try him for murder; but Chief Justice O’Connor wrote a compelling dissent in his support (see … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Information

The Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case about jurisdiction on Tuesday morning next week (Tuesday, April 4, 2017). The session will be held at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus. The … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of the Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has denied* Jeff’s motion to remand his case to the trial court. This motion had asked the court to allow all Jeff’s legal challenges to be combined into one.  The court has also declined to accept … Continue reading

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Oral Argument: April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 will be an important day for Jeffrey Wogenstahl. Oral argument has been scheduled for that day,* to consider whether his Ohio trial court lacked jurisdiction to try him (Jeff has a strong case that because the … Continue reading

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Not Indicative of a Murderer

One of the filings from Jeffrey Wogenstahl that is now before the Ohio Supreme Court supports his claim of innocence. This claim was dismissed by the Hamilton County  Court of Appeals last December, a decision which has been roundly criticized for … Continue reading

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A Question of Jurisdiction

Yesterday Jeff’s lawyers addressed the issue which the Ohio Supreme Court has invited them to raise, namely that Jeff’s trial court did not have jurisdiction to try him. The relevant statute in force at the time of the crime of … Continue reading

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