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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. Such things are no more elections than those in the late, unlamented Soviet Union.

  2. It appears the police and prosecutors are allowed to change the rules halfway through the game to suit themselves. I am surprised that the congress has not yet eliminated the right to a trial in cases involving any type of forensic evidence. That would suit their foolish law and order police state views. I say we eliminate the statute of limitations for crimes committed by members of congress and other government employees. Of course they would never do that. They are all corrupt cowards!!!

  3. Poor Judge Brown probably thought that by slavishly serving the godz of the age her violations of 18th century concepts like due process and the rule of law would be overlooked. Mayhaps she was merely a Judge ahead of her time?

  4. in a lawyer discipline case Judge Brown, now removed, was presiding over a hearing about a lawyer accused of the supposedly heinous ethical violation of saying the words "Illegal immigrant." (IN re Barker) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-discipline-2013-55S00-1008-DI-429.pdf .... I wonder if when we compare the egregious violations of due process by Judge Brown, to her chiding of another lawyer for politically incorrectness, if there are any conclusions to be drawn about what kind of person, what kind of judge, what kind of apparatchik, is busy implementing the agenda of political correctness and making off-limits legit advocacy about an adverse party in a suit whose illegal alien status is relevant? I am just asking the question, the reader can make own conclsuion. Oh wait-- did I use the wrong adjective-- let me rephrase that, um undocumented alien?

  5. of course the bigger questions of whether or not the people want to pay for ANY bussing is off limits, due to the Supreme Court protecting the people from DEMOCRACY. Several decades hence from desegregation and bussing plans and we STILL need to be taking all this taxpayer money to combat mostly-imagined "discrimination" in the most obviously failed social program of the postwar period.

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