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Monday, October 22, 2012

Ind. Decisions - FWJG takes note of traveling oral argument in Fort Wayne today

The ILB's "Upcoming Oral Arguments" today notes that this morning oral argument in the case of Young v. State will be heard by a panel of the Court of Appeals in Fort Wayne. From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today:

A special Indiana Court of Appeals hearing in the city today likely will draw a number of lawyers and others in the legal community – but voters have a reason to attend, too.

Three of the four appeals court judges who face a yes/no retention vote next month will be on the panel hearing the appeal of an Elkhart man, James Young, who was convicted of domestic battery and strangulation. * * *

All three judges face the retention vote: Paul Mathias, a Fort Wayne native and former Allen Superior Court judge; Nancy Vaidik, a former Porter County Superior Court judge; and Michael Barnes, former St. Joseph County prosecutor.

The fourth judge facing the retention vote is John Baker, a former Monroe County judge and a 23-year veteran of the appeals court – making him the veteran of the court.

ILB: BTW, Judge Baker will not be on the ballots of Fort Wayne voters, as only voters in the southern third of Indiana (1st Judicial District) will see his name of their ballots.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 22, 2012 10:55 AM
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