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Jasper County high school students to observe Court of Appeals oral argument

December 2, 2011

The Indiana Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Paul K. Ogden v. Robertson et. al. at 2 p.m. EST Dec. 6 at Rensselaer Central High School, 1106 E. Grace St.

Students from Rensselaer Central and Tri-County high schools will attend the oral argument and will later join the judges for an informal question-and-answer session about Indiana’s judicial branch of government. Seven teachers of seven different classes, including honors government and honors world history, will prepare students for the oral argument using a variety of materials, including a case summary prepared by the Court of Appeals. The hearing is open to the media and public.

In this case from Marion County, appellant Paul Ogden appeals the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of appellee Stephen Robertson, et. al., with respect to Ogden’s claim of wrongful termination from a state agency. Ogden raises issues involving the Indiana Whistleblower Law, constitutionally protected speech and due process.

Judges Patricia Riley, Carr Darden and Paul Mathias will hear the argument. Judge Riley is a Rensselaer native. Jasper Superior Court Judge James R. Ahler will also assist the students’ preparations.

For more information about traveling oral arguments or Bryant v. State, visit the court's website.

 

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