Watch Attorney Barbin argue before the Ohio Supreme Court

Watch Attorney Barbin argue before the Ohio Supreme Court

In the case of State of Ohio v. Scott A. Speer, Case no. 2009-0330, the defendant had been convicted and was serving time in prison when Attorney Barbin entered the case to lead the appeal. The successful appeal was based on the following issue:

ISSUE: In a criminal trial where audio tapes will be introduced as evidence of the defendant’s guilt, is a trial court required to dismiss for cause a juror who on voir dire informs the court that she has a hearing disability that prevents her from hearing an audio recording and requires her to read the lips of live witnesses?

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