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Monday, December 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week

This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court:

This Monday, Dec. 22th:

9:00 AM - State of Indiana v. Steve Hernandez - Hernandez was convicted on two charges of murder and sentenced on December 1, 1975 to two life terms in prison. The Supreme Court affirmed. See Gutierrez v. State, 388 N.E.2d 520 (Ind. 1979). In 2008, Hernandez successfully secured post-conviction relief from the Lake Superior Court upon a finding that Indiana Code ยง 11-13-3-2(b)(3) is unconstitutional under the ex post facto clause as applied to Hernandez. Citing Appellate Rule 4(a)(1)(B), the State appealed directly to the Supreme Court. Attorney for State: David A. Arthur, Indianapolis, IN. Attorney for Hernandez: Mark Small, Indianapolis, IN.

9:45 AM - Mahmoud M. Basileh v. Arwa G. Alghusain - After the parties dissolved their marriage in Indiana in 2002, Alghusain relocated to Monterey County, California, with the parties' two children. Basileh, the children's father, left Indiana for the Middle East in 2004 but asserts Indiana residency. In 2007, the trial court in Indiana issued an order ceding jurisdiction over child support and enforcement matters to Monterey County, California. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Basileh v. Alghusain, 890 N.E.2d 779 (Ind. Ct. App. 7/28/2008), vacated. (See ILB summary here.) The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal. Attorney for Basileh: David W. Stone, IV, Anderson, IN. Attorneys for Alghusain: Peter S. French and Joseph P. Rompala.

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 December 22, 2008 07:24 AM
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