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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court schedules oral argument in the school voucher challenge

The case is Teresa Meredith, Dr. Edward E. Eiler, Richard E. Hamilton, Sheila Kennedy, Glenda Ritz, et al. v. Mitch Daniels, in his official capacity as Governor of Indiana, Dr. Tony Bennett, et al.

This was a direct transfer from the trial court. See this ILB entry from Jan. 13, 2012, headed "Trial judge upholds school voucher law," for a copy of the trial court opinion.

Here is a copy of the Court's March 16, 2012 Rule 56(A) Order transferring the appeal to the Supreme Court, and denying the motion to expedite the appeal.

That is correct, transfer was granted March 16, 2012, but oral argument had not been set. Until today.

Oral argument is now set for November 21, 2012. The docket entry from 9/19/12 (and the first entry since 5/16/12) begins:

THE COURT HAS DETERMINED THAT THE ABOVE-CAPTIONED CASE WARRANTS ORAL ARGUMENT. THE ARGUMENT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COURTROOM OF THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT, 317 STATEHOUSE, 200 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. THE ARGUMENT WILL BE SIXTY (60) MINUTES IN LENGTH, EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN APPELLANT(S) AND THE APPELLEE(S).

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 20, 2012 01:40 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions