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Supreme Court justices reject 12 cases

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The Indiana Supreme Court added no cases to its docket last week, denying or dismissing transfer in a dozen cases.

The Supreme Court transfer list released Monday for the week ending July 6 includes two cases in which transfer was dismissed and 10 transfer denials. Transfer was dismissed on two criminal appeals – Richard Mitchell v. State of Indiana, 43A03-1202-CR-55, and Robert Murphy v. State of Indiana, 18A02-1202-CR-142.

The justices also rejected two appeals involving lawsuits against cities. Justices declined to review Jack Messer v. City of New Albany 22A05-1104-MI-179, in which a policeman sued following his suspension after he made comments deemed racist during a roll call. His discipline was upheld by a divided Indiana Court of Appeals panel.

Also denied review was Ayanna Wright; American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 62, Local 4009, AFL-CIO v. City of Gary, Indiana, 45A04-1107-PL-362. In that case, a divided Court of Appeals reversed a trial court that vacated a union arbitrator’s finding for an employee who had been terminated.

 

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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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