FEBRUARY 2002 SITTING OF THE SUPREME COURT



Joseph Garner v. State of Indiana

Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 9:30 a.m.

    Joseph Garner was convicted of three counts of child molesting in the Harrison Superior Court. The Court of Appeals affirmed those convictions. Garner v. State, 754 N.E.2d 984 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001). The Supreme Court has directed oral argument on the appellant’s petition to transfer jurisdiction. The Court expressed a specific interest in whether certain witnesses were correctly deemed unavailable within the meaning of Evidence Rule 804 in accordance with state and federal law.

                Attorney for Garner
                Matthew Jon McGovern
                Louisville, KY

                Attorney for State
                Gary Damon Secrest
                Deputy Attorney General
                Indianapolis, IN

Ronnie Holden v. State of Indiana

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 10:15 a.m. at the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ronnie Holden was convicted in the Marion Superior Court of three counts of forgery and one count of theft. The Court of Appeals affirmed the convictions in an unpublished memorandum decision. Holden v. State, Cause No. 49A02-0101-CR-44 (Aug. 29, 2001). Following the filing of a petition seeking transfer of jurisdiction, the Indiana Supreme Court set the case for oral argument limited to the application of Article I, Section 19 of the Indiana constitution to this case. Oral argument will be conducted at the Indiana University School of Law -- Indianapolis.

                    Attorneys for Holden
                    Gary Bowes
                    Indianapolis, IN

                    Attorneys for State
                    Gary Damon Secrest
                    Deputy Attorney General
                    Indianapolis, IN.