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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Ind. Courts - Update on suit to to lift the rules that bar Indiana judicial candidates from commenting on issues

Indiana Daily Insight has an interesting item today:

Indiana Republican National Committeeman James Bopp, Jr. of Terre Haute is representing the Texas Republican Party on appeal in the federal litigation over the eligibility of former U.S. House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX) in the November general election. On Tuesday, Bopp filed a motion for a partial stay of the ruling barring the Texas GOP from finding DeLay ineligible and replacing DeLay on the ballot. He also filed a Motion to Expedite the proceedings in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Indiana attorney Bopp is also lead counsel in the suit of Indiana Right To Life Inc et al v. Randall T. Shepard et al, which is pending in the Northern District of Indiana, Judge Sharp presiding. This is a suit to lift the rules that bar Indiana judicial candidates from commenting on issues.

Here are two recent filings, the memorandum in behalf of Defendant Randall T. Shepard's motion for summary judgment, filed 12/30/05, and the response memorandum, filed 4/3/06, that give an overview of this case.

See this ILB entry from Nov. 9, 2005 for some background, as well as this one from June 13, 2006.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 12, 2006 08:52 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts