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Monday, November 03, 2008

Ind. Courts - No last word yet in Marion County early voting case?

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has granted transfer and vacated the just-issued earlier this afternoon Order of the Court of Appeals imposing the stay. "The trial court's Order granting the injunction is reinstated and remains in effect pending final resolution of this appeal or further order from the court." Per Randall T. Shepard, Chief Justice.

The new case number: 49S00-0811-CV-586.

MORE? Yes, just received the Supreme Court's 5-page Order, filed at about 5:20 PM. Interestingly, it is 5-0. Access it here.

In his concurring opinion, Justice Sullivan notes:

Given that there has been no allegation in this case of any fraudulent absentee voting taking place, that tendering a fraudulent absentee ballot is a crime, and that falsely challenging an absentee ballot is perjury, I expect few if any ballots to be implicated by this decision.
See earlier ILB entries from today here, here, and here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 3, 2008 05:40 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions | Indiana Transfer Lists