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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Here is how CJ Dickson closed the oral argument this morning

As I promised this morning, I now have Chief Justice Dickson's closing words at the conclusion of the oral argument in Berry v. Crawford:

If it would be at all possible for the political parties in Indiana to set a national example of cooperation this might be an ideal opportunity for you, both sides, to solve this matter by compromise and we encourage that to be considered.
Earlier I posted the response of House Speaker Bosma (here). I thought I'd also posted the response of Rep. Pelath, but apparently I didn't. Here it is:
Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City has issued the following statement on today's events in the Indiana Supreme Court:

"We're always open to discussing what is best for the institution not just for today, but for twenty years in the future or a hundred years in the future. The structure of government and limitations of its power must endure the political winds and transcend the passions of the moment."

See also Mary Beth Schneider's nearly instantaneous IndyStar summary.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 3, 2013 07:17 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts