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 Corporation’s 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 commission’s decision was arbitrary and capricious. See Equicor Development, Inc. v. Westfield-Washington Township Plan Comm’n 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 J. Zaiger.

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.