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Saturday, November 02, 2013
Ind. Decisions - So what has happened with: Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement [Updated]
The ILB has had a number of posts under the heading: "Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement" The most recent is from Oct. 30th. Stories on the challenge were published throughout the State.
In the meantime, it appears that the case was decided Monday, Oct. 28th, but no one has picked up on the pay-walled story that day in the Martinsville Reporter-Times. Here is the teaser:
Judge affirms expungement lawThis morning the pay-walled Mooresville-Decatur Times has a story with this teaser:
MARTINSVILLE: Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Hanson has determined that in the case of Jayson Daniel Combs, Indiana’s new expungement law is constitutional.
Next expungement fight to be in JanuaryILB: Can anyone provide more information?
The decision by Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Hanson affirming Indiana's new expungement law could be challenged as soon ...
[Updated at 11:52 AM] Apparently picking up on this ILB post from earlier this morning, and with access to the pay-walled Martinsville Reporter-Times, IndyPolitics.org is now reporting on the Oct. 28th R-T story:
Judge Matthew Hanson however ruled, according to the Reporter-Times,that a plea agreement does not require the conviction to be a public record “forever.” and the legislature does have the ability to require the record be expunged.
The judge did caution, however, law could put Indiana at odds with the federal government on motor vehicle driving records and that Indiana could be jeopardy of losing federal dollars because driving records may not be up to federal standards.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 2, 2013 10:20 AM
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