LEGAL CRAZY QUILT
Attorneys from The Ohio Innocense Project and the Ohio Public Defender’s Office successfully argued a statutory proceeding for appealing a denial of an application for post-conviction DNA testing was unconstitutional. The statute provided individuals sentenced to death were required to ask the Ohio Supreme Court to hear the appeal, while individuals not sentenced to death could file an appeal with the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals was required to hear the appeal. The Court held the statute was a denial of Equal Protection and a direct appeal could be taken to the Supreme Court who had to hear the appeal. The case is State v. Noling
, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8252.