Friday, December 18, 2009
Ind. Decisions - One case granted transfer today [Updated]
Transfer was granted today in one case:
- Roger Brown v. State of Indiana -- 12S02-0912-CR-560
As many of you know, the Supreme Court docket entries for some reason do not refer back to the earlier case numbers.
Eight entries turned up when I searched the docket by "Roger Brown."
[Updated 12/19/09] Thanks to those of you who wrote in on this with suggestions:
- Prof. Joel Schumm wrote:
Based on the Supreme Court number, you can find the Court of Appeals number pretty easily by the county in the cause number (12: Clinton). http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/08210905tac.pdf
Oddly enough, the conviction was affirmed but the State petitioned for transfer, which was granted. (The Appellant also petitioned, but it was denied.)
- Stephen Creason wrote:
You're right that several Roger Browns show up on a docket search, but only one of them shared the county number "12" and only one bears a court of appeals number opened in late 08 or early to mid 09, which is 12A02-0901-CR-00001 (interestingly, it was the first case opened this year). That docket shows that today Brown's petition was denied and the State's petition granted.
- Unneeded effort was required to find the COA opinion.
- Identifying transfers granted only by Supreme Court Case No., as has become the Clerk's Office practice in the past few weeks, is not helpful.
- Also not helpful is having a separate set of Supreme Court docket entries, which do not refer back to the COA number.
- The fact that the current docket is basically not easy to use heightens these problems.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 18, 2009 05:58 PM
Posted to Indiana Transfer Lists