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Monday, July 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week

Either there are no oral arguments this week, or there is a technical glitch, or someone has fallen down on the job. This morning neither the official Supreme Court oral argument calendar for July, nor the Court of Appeal calendar (click arrow to reach July), show any oral arguments scheduled for this month.

But we know that isn't the case for the Supreme Court, via another resource, Oral Arguments Online, which shows arguments to be webcast. There is no similar backup place to look for COA oral arguments.

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This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court:

This Thursday, July 10th:

9:00 AM - Tommy Pruitt v. State - Pruitt was previously convicted of murder and other charges, and sentenced to death for killing a police officer. See Pruitt v. State, 834 N.E.2d 90 (Ind. 2005). Thereafter, the Dearborn Circuit Court denied Pruitt’s petition for post-conviction relief. On Appeal, Pruitt argues, among other things, that the death sentence is improper because he is mentally retarded and his attorneys deprived him of his right to the effective assistance of counsel. Attorneys for Appellant: Thomas C. Hinesley, Kathleen Cleary, Laura Volk, Indianapolis, IN. Attorneys for Appellee: James B. Martin, Stephen R. Creason, Indianapolis, IN.

10:00 AM - State v. Adam L. Manuwal - Manuwal was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated under Indiana Code section 9-30-5-2. The Marshall Superior Court dismissed the charges, noting the offense alleged occurred while Manuwal was operating an all-terrain vehicle on private property. A majority of the Court of Appeals affirmed, after concluding the State should have proceeded pursuant to Indiana Code section 14-16-1-23. See State v. Manuwal, 876 N.E.2d 1142 (Ind. Ct. App. Nov. 28, 2007), vacated. (See ILB entry here.) The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case, and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal. Attorney for Appellant: Cynthia L. Ploughe,
Indianapolis, IN. Attorney for Appellee: James N. Clevenger, Plymouth, IN.

Webcasts will be available here.

This week's oral arguments before the Court of Appeals that will be webcast:

None scheduled.

This week's oral arguments before the Court of Appeals that will NOT be webcast:

None scheduled.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 7, 2008 07:04 AM
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