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COA at Purdue University for election case

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A panel of Indiana Court of Appeals judges visits Purdue University Tuesday for arguments in an election dispute out of Delaware County. Judges Cale Bradford, Melissa May, and Margret Robb will hear arguments in Jim Mansfield v. Sharon McShurley and the Delaware County Election Board, No. 18A02-0804-CV-375, which stems from whether Jim Mansfield or Sharon McShurley was elected mayor of Muncie.

Mansfield was originally elected; after a recount, his opponent McShurley was declared the winner. The trial court dismissed Mansfield's challenge because the election contest must be brought within 14 days after Election Day. Mansfield argues for the two weeks after the election he was the apparent winner and therefore couldn't challenge the recount results within the two-week statutory timeframe and that strict compliance with the statute isn't required. Mansfield also believes the trial court erred in dismissing his amended complaint questioning the exclusion of certain voters.

Arguments begin at 5 p.m. at the Fowler Auditorium in the Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, Purdue University, West Lafayette.

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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

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  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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