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Amicus Briefs by Topic




State v. Megan Goff, Supreme Court of Ohio, 2010 

Brief by the Ohio Public Defender and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on behalf of battered woman convicted of murder who gave notice of battering expert and was forced to undergo adverse examination by state expert.  Brief canvases law regarding compelled adverse examination and argues examination violated right not to incriminate self. 

Reversed.  128 Ohio St. 3d 169, 942 N.E.2d 1075 (2010)

NCDBW Note:  Court stated compelled adverse examination does not violate defendant’s rights so long as state expert examination is properly limited; defendant’s examination was not so limited.

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