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The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in two child molesting cases and one personal injury case.

In a case originating from Wells Circuit Court – Keith Hoglund v. State of Indiana, No. 90S02-1105-CR-294 – appellant/defendant Keith Hoglund appealed his conviction of and sentence for Class A felony child molesting, contending the trial court abused its discretion in admitting testimony regarding whether the victim was falsifying or exaggerating stories of Hoglund’s molestation of the victim. He also contended the trial court’s sentence was inappropriately harsh. The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed his conviction. Arguments begin at 9:45 a.m.

The Supreme Court will also hear arguments in a child molesting case from Monroe Circuit Court, in which the defendant Andy Velasquez was found not guilty.  The state appealed certain "reserved questions"  pursuant to Indiana Code 35-38-4-2, which the Court of Appeals addressed in Velasquez v. State, 944 N.E.2d 34 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011), vacated.  Arguments for State of Indiana v. Andy J. Velasquez, No. 53S05-1105-CR-280, begin at 9 a.m.

In the case of Henry C. Bennett, et al. v. John E. Richmond, et al., No. 20S03-1105-CV-293, Henry C. Bennett appealed the trial court’s motion to correct error following a jury verdict in favor of John and Jennifer Richmond.

The COA concluded that the Elkhart Superior Court abused its discretion by allowing a doctor to testify that John Richmond sustained a brain injury as a result of the car accident with Bennett and remanded for a new trial. Arguments begin at 10:30 a.m.

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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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