Monday, September 18, 2006

Two Supreme Court Oral Arguments Tomorrow Morning

The Indiana Supreme Court has two oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow morning (September 19th).

At 9:00, there's Snow v. England. Here is the summary provided by the court:
During a divorce proceeding, a child's guardian agreed to a financial obligation with respect to the child. After that party later resigned as the child's guardian, the Bartholomew Superior Court modified the divorce decree to eliminate this financial obligation. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Snow v. England, 03A05-0602-CV-56 (Ind. Ct. App. June 21, 2006) (unpublished), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case, thus vacating the decision of the Court of Appeals, and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.
The unpublished Court of Appeals opinion is unavailable online--it was issued in June, before the NFP's began appearing for the world to see (easily).

At 9:45, the court is hearing a direct appeal in an LWOP case: Rohr v. State. Here's the court's summary:
Rohr was convicted of the Battery Resulting in the Death of a Minor in the death of S.M., a five-year-old child. A jury sentenced Rohr to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Rohr appeals his conviction and sentence to the Indiana Supreme Court pursuant to Indiana Appellate Rule 4(A)(1)(a).
(I think it would be helpful if the court would put at least some summary of the issues presented in their summaries. Perhaps it sometimes does.)

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