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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: One of the NFP appeals today reeks to high heaven! [Updated]

From a July 3, 2012 ILB post:

The opinion by Judge Najam is in the case of Scott D. Wampler, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP). The Court's first footnote:

1 We note that the record in this case emits an unpleasant odor consistent with that of cigarette or pipe smoke that is apparent, offensive, and consistent. We kindly request all those who prepare and file the briefs and record on appeal to avoid such contamination of submissions on appeal in the future.

Tuesday, in Breanne H. Rice v. State of Indiana (NFP), the Court's first footnote:
1 We note, as we have in a prior memorandum decision, that the transcript in this case emits an unpleasant odor consistent with that of cigarette or pipe smoke that is apparent, offensive, and consistent. We kindly remind all those who handle the record on appeal to avoid such contamination.
According to the opinion headings, the constant in both cases is they were handled by the same deputy attorney general.

[Updated at 1:34 PM]
A reader notes:
If all state offices are indeed smoke-free, it is surprising that such a strong odor of smoke remains with a transcript weeks later when the case arrives in a judge's office.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 2, 2014 12:48 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions