MAY 2001 SITTING
Thursday, May 3
9:30 a.m. Rosa J. Linke, et al., v. Northwestern School Corp.
This appeal, arising out of the Howard Circuit Court, involves a challenge to
the constitutionality of the School Corporations drug-testing policy. The Supreme Court has
accepted jurisdiction over this appeal, vacating the opinion of the Court of Appeals
reported at 734 N.E.2d 252. Attorneys for Rosa J. Linke, et al:
Kenneth J. Falk and E. Paige Freitag. Attorneys for Northwestern School
Corporation: Julia Blackwell Gelinas and John H. Daerr.
Thursday, May 3
10:35 a.m. State of Indiana v. Jarrod E. Gerschoffer
This appeal, arising out of the St. Joseph Superior Court, raises the issue
of the constitutionality of a police sobriety checkpoint. The Indiana Supreme Court
has accepted jurisdiction over this appeal, vacating the opinion of the Court of
Appeals reported at 738 N.E.2d 713. Attorney for State: Timothy W.
Beam. Attorney for Jarrod E. Gerschoffer: Mark Kopinski. Attorneys for
Amicus Indiana Association of Cities and Towns: Thomas E. Wheeler, II and
Jo Angela Woods. Attorneys for Amicus Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Inc.:
Kenneth J. Falk and Sean C. Lemieux.
Thursday, May 10
9:30 a.m. Equicor Development, Inc., v. Westfield-Washington Township Plan Commission
The Westfield-Washington Township Plan Commission denied approval of Equicor Development, Inc.s proposed plat
for a subdivision in Hamilton County. The Hamilton Superior Court affirmed the
decision. A divided Court of Appeals reversed, with the majority concluding that
the commissions decision was arbitrary and capricious. See Equicor Development, Inc. v.
Westfield-Washington Township Plan Commn 732 N.E.2d 215 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000). The
commission seeks transfer. Attorneys for Equicor Development, Inc.: James P. Moloy
and Joseph D. Calderon. Attorney for Westfield-Washington Township Plan Commission: Brian
Thursday, May 24
9:30 a.m. Richard Moore v. State of Indiana
Appellant Moore pled guilty to murdering his former wife, her father and an
Indianapolis police officer and was sentenced to death. After winning post-conviction relief
in the form of a new penalty proceeding, appellant was again sentenced to
death. See State v. Moore, 678 N.E.2d 1258 (Ind. 1997). In
this appeal, appellant argues the death sentence should be reversed. Attorneys for
Richard Moore: Lorinda Meier Youngcourt and Janice L. Stevens. Attorney for
State: Thomas D. Perkins.