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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ind. Courts - "One Outlet, Limited Space: Historic Courtroom Presents Challenge For Indiana Supreme Court "

Love that headline to this just-posted story by Brandon Smith, Statehouse Bureau Chief for Indiana Public Broadcasting, that begins:

The Indiana Supreme Court went back to its roots Wednesday, holding an oral argument in the state’s original Supreme Court courtroom in Corydon.

The Supreme Court holds oral arguments around the state every year so people can see the state’s high court in their local communities. But Chief Justice Loretta Rush says the trip to the original Supreme Court courtroom in Corydon – the state’s first capitol – presented unique challenges.

“There’s one outlet,” Rush says. “The original bench seats three justices – we’ll be pulling up extra chairs. We’ll be using flashcards for the time instead of the electronic timer.”

The Court heard a real case in the original courtroom, not a reenactment, and it was Justice Brent Dickson’s last argument.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 20, 2016 02:53 PM
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