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Governor names new Tax Court judge

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Gov. Mitch Daniels has chosen attorney Martha Wentworth as the state’s second-ever judge on the Indiana Tax Court.

The governor announced his decision just after 3 p.m., sending a news release rather than following the practice of holding a news conference as he did for his Court of Appeals and Supreme Court appointments.

He chose Wentworth over the two other finalists, Bloomington attorney Joby Jerrells and Hendricks Superior 3 Judge Karen Love.

Admitted in 1990, Wentworth is tax director at the multistate group Deloitte Tax LLP and had previously served in roles that included clerking for the Tax Court between 1990 and 1992. The Indiana University Maurer School of Law graduate has also taught graduate-level classes in state and local taxes at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business since 2000.

Wentworth succeeds retiring Tax Judge Thomas G. Fisher, who was the state’s first appellate tax judge appointed in 1986. He has planned his retirement to begin as soon as this appointment was announced.


 

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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?

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