Appeals on Wheels makes stop at Jasper High School

From Local Sources

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s second highest Court will conduct oral argument at Jasper High School on May 16. 

A panel consisting of Judge Edward W. Najam, Jr., Judge Melissa S. May, and Judge Elaine B. Brown will hear Marcus K. Baxter v. State of Indiana, a case in which Appellant was charged with possession of drugs and then his motion to suppress was denied. He appeals, arguing the officers did not have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and illegally detained him.

The oral argument will conclude with a question and answer session with the students; however, the judges are unable to speak about the case.

The event will be at Jasper High School Auditorium at 1600 St. Charles St. in Jasper, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. EST

The Court of Appeals hears oral arguments across Indiana to enable Hoosiers to observe the real-world issues that face the Court and learn more about the Court’s indispensable role in Indiana government. Audiences also get to observe skilled legal arguments and advocacy by some of Indiana’s best lawyers, against a backdrop of case-specific facts and statutory and constitutional law.

The event is open to the public and will last about one hour.Reporters, including student journalists, may ask the Court’s permission to record the argument in audio, video, or photographic formats.

This argument marks the Court’s 18th Appeals on Wheels event this year, and 518th event since its 2000-2001 centennial.

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