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COA heads to northern Indiana for ‘Appeals on Wheels’

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The Indiana Court of Appeals will travel to northern Indiana Wednesday to hear arguments in Lake and St. Joseph counties involving two criminal cases.

Judges Paul Mathias, Melissa May and Michael Barnes will hear Rashawn Speed v. State of Indiana, 35A02-1308-CR-696 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph High School. Speed was found guilty of child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor related to his conduct with an acquaintance’s 13-year-old niece.

Speed raises four issues on appeal: whether the trial court improperly allowed vouching testimony on the victim’s behalf; whether the trial court erred by allowing certain questions; whether the evidence supports his convictions; and whether Speed’s trial counsel was ineffective.

Judges John Baker, James Kirsch and Margret Robb are scheduled to hear the appeal of Maddox Macy v. State of Indiana, 52A02-1309-CR-808, in Crown Point. Maddox Macy argues her resisting law enforcement conviction cannot stand because she didn’t forcibly resist.

Police and animal control officers went to Macy’s home after receiving a report that two of her dogs bit her neighbor. She was uncooperative and loud, and police threatened to arrest her if she did not calm down. She continued “making a scene,” according to court records, so the police officer forced her into the back of his police car. She refused to put her feet inside the door, so the officer had to place them inside the car. She was convicted of disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.

The arguments will be held at 1 p.m. CDT at the Lake County Government Complex Auditorium, 2293 N. Main St., Crown Point. The Women Lawyers Association is hosting the argument, which is a part of the “Appeals on Wheels” program. High school students from Lake and Porter counties will attend the argument.

 

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  1. Unlike the federal judge who refused to protect me, the Virginia State Bar gave me a hearing. After the hearing, the Virginia State Bar refused to discipline me. VSB said that attacking me with the court ADA coordinator had, " all the grace and charm of a drive-by shooting." One does wonder why the VSB was able to have a hearing and come to that conclusion, but the federal judge in Indiana slammed the door of the courthouse in my face.

  2. I agree. My husband has almost the exact same situation. Age states and all.

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  4. Andrew, if what you report is true, then it certainly is newsworthy. If what you report is false, then it certainly is newsworthy. Any journalists reading along??? And that same Coordinator blew me up real good as well, even destroying evidence to get the ordered wetwork done. There is a story here, if any have the moxie to go for it. Search ADA here for just some of my experiences with the court's junk yard dog. https://www.scribd.com/document/299040062/Brown-ind-Bar-memo-Pet-cert Yep, drive by shootings. The lawyers of the Old Dominion got that right. Career executions lacking any real semblance of due process. It is the ISC way ... under the bad shepard's leadership ... and a compliant, silent, boot-licking fifth estate.

  5. Journalism may just be asleep. I pray this editorial is more than just a passing toss and turn. Indiana's old boy system of ruling over attorneys is cultish. Unmask them oh guardians of democracy.

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