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Order asks for attorneys, court to use more professionalism

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The Indiana Supreme Court denied a request for a writ of mandamus Friday. The high court noted that the attorneys and court involved had failed to act as professionally as they should regarding schedules.

The justices unanimously voted to deny the verified petition for writ of mandamus and prohibition seeking relief in State of Indiana, ex rel., John Crosby, et al. v. The Harrison Superior Court and the Hon. Roger D. Davis, as Judge Thereof, No. 31S00-1010-OR-615.

“The members of the Court conclude, unfortunately, that the level of professionalism exercised by both counsel and the trial court in the events underlying this original action falls short of the standard that other members of the legal profession and members of the public have a right to expect,” wrote Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. “This Court urges the trial court, prosecutor, and defense attorney to cooperate in finding effective ways of resolving scheduling issues that arise as criminal cases are set for trial.”

The justices didn’t find in this instance that the trial court exceeded its jurisdiction or that it failed to act when under a clear duty to do so. The high court concluded its intervention was unwarranted.
 

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  1. Hail to our Constitutional Law Expert in the Executive Office! “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law,” Obama said.

  2. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  3. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  4. 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.

  5. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

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