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Ohio v. Clark

Docket No.: 13-1352
Certiorari Granted: Oct 2 2014
Argued: March 2, 2015
Decided: 6/18/15


Confrontation Clause, Miranda, Sixth Amendment, criminal procedure

PartyNames: Ohio v. Darius Clark
Petitioner: Ohio
Respondent: Darius Clark

Court Below: Supreme Court of Ohio
Citation: 999 N.E.2d 592
Supreme Court Docket

Darius Clark
Question Presented:

1. Does an individual's obligation to report suspected child abuse make that individual an agent of law enforcement for purposes of the Confrontation Clause? 2. Do a child's out-of-court statements to a teacher in response to the teacher's concerns about potential child abuse qualify as "testimonial" statements subject to the Confrontation Clause?

Ohio v. Clark

March 2, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in Ohio v. Clark
Opinion By:

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Ohio v. Clark
Case Documents

1OHIO v. CLARK Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
2OHIO v. CLARK Oral Argument Audio
3Slip Opinion in Ohio v. Clark (Opinion by Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.)