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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court denies Bopp motion for an emergency writ regarding the middle initial issue in the recount

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 9th, the Terre Haute Trib-Star has this "breaking news" report from 4:01 pm:

TERRE HAUTE — The Indiana Supreme Court today denied the mandate actions filed by attorney James Bopp Jr., to dismiss the recount and election challenge filed by attorneys for Mayor Kevin Burke, an Indiana clerk of courts Internet docket summary reports.

Burke petitioned for the recount and challenged the election he lost last month to mayor-elect Duke Bennett by 107 votes.

Bopp had filed the mandate actions with the Indiana Supreme Court after Judge David Bolk of Vigo County Superior Court Division 3 denied Bopp’s motions to dismiss the recount and election challenge because Burke’s petitions failed to list Bennett’s middle initial, which was included on the ballot.

The recount commission completed the paper ballots Thursday. A court date is scheduled Monday for Burke’s petition on a separate matter in which he challenges Bennett’s eligibility based on the Hatch Act.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 13, 2007 04:15 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions