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

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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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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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