Monday, February 01, 2016
Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week and nextThis week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 2/1/16):
- No oral arguments currently scheduled [the 2 initially scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 5th have now been moved ahead one week]
Thursday, February 11
- 9:00 AM - Kevin Ammons v. State of Indiana (45A03-1411-CR-394) Kevin Ammons petitioned the Lake Superior Court for removal of the requirement that he register as a sex offender in Indiana, contending the requirement violated his rights under the Indiana Constitution’s ex post facto clause. The trial court first granted Ammons’s petition, but later denied it after a hearing on the Attorney General’s motion to correct error. The Court of Appeals affirmed in a divided opinion. Ammons v. State, 36 N.E.3d 1079 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015). Ammons has petitioned the Supreme Court to accept jurisdiction over the appeal.
ILB: This was a 2-1, June 17, 2016 COA opinion (2nd case).
- 9:45 AM - Samuel Sallee v. State of Indiana (03S00-1504-LW-00237) After a jury found Sallee guilty of four counts of murder and recommended life imprisonment without parole, the Bartholomew Circuit Court sentenced Sallee to life imprisonment without parole on each count. In this direct appeal, Sallee argues that the evidence was not sufficient to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
This week's oral arguments before the Court of Appeals (week of 2/1/16):
- No arguments currently scheduled.
Next week's oral arguments before the Court of Appeals (week of 2/8/16):
Wednesday, February 10
- 2:00 PM - Graphic Packaging International, et al v. City of Indianapolis, et al (49A04-1504-PL-165) The appellants filed a complaint against the City of Indianapolis, challenging the validity of an amendment to a contract regarding the construction of a waste disposal facility and the "dirty recycling" that will occur at that facility. The plaintiffs argue that the City failed to comply with public bidding and public notice procedures and that the contract exceeds the statutory limit of 40 years. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the government, finding that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the complaint and also finding against the plaintiffs on the merits. The appellants now appeal the summary judgment order. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Judges Baker, Bradford and Pyle. [Where: Indiana Supreme Court courtroom]
Thursday, February 11
- 1:00 PM - Tyrone Grayson v. State (49A05-1505-CR-350) Tyrone Grayson ("Grayson") was convicted in Marion Superior Court of Class B felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. The firearm at issue in this case was obtained as the result of a Terry stop. Before trial, Grayson moved to suppress the firearm found in his possession and argued that the law enforcement officers lacked reasonable suspicion to make an investigatory stop of Grayson's vehicle. During his bench trial, Grayson objected to the admission of the firearm found in his possession on the grounds raised in his motion to suppress and also argued that the information provided by the anonymous tipster was insufficient to support the investigatory stop. The trial court overruled Grayson's objection. Grayson appeals his conviction and argues that the trial court abused its discretion when it admitted the firearm into evidence because the investigatory stop violated his right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Judges Kirsch, Mathias and Bradford. [Where: IU McKinney School of Law, Wynne Courtroom, Inlow Hall, Indianapolis, IN]
ONLY those Court of Appeals oral arguments presented in the Supreme or Court of Appeals Courtrooms generally will be accessible via videocast.
The past COA webcasts which have been webcast are accessible here.
NOTE: For a printable version of this list of upcoming oral arguments, click on the date in the next line. Then select "Print" from your browser.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 1, 2016 08:08 AM
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