of Appellate Procedure (New Appellate Rules ) that will go into effect on January 1, 2001. Until that date, the previously existing Rules of Appellate Procedure (Former Appellate Rules ) remain in effect. Both sets of Rules arepublished in full in Wests Indiana Rules of Court 2000. The Court now directs that New Appellate Rule 4(A)(1)(a) be amended as follows (deletions shown by
A. Appellate Jurisdiction.
(1) Mandatory review. The Supreme Court shall have mandatory and exclusive
jurisdiction over the following cases:
(a) Criminal Appeals in which a sentence of death
(b) Appeals of Final Judgments declaring a state or federal statute unconstitutional
in whole or in part.
(c) Appeals involving waiver of parental consent to abortion under Rule 62.
(d) Appeals involving mandate of funds under Trial Rule 60.5(B) and Rule
The Clerk of this Court is directed to forward a copy of this
Order to the Clerk of each Circuit Court in the State of
Indiana; Attorney General of Indiana; Legislative Services Agency; Office of Code Revision, Legislative
Services Agency; Administrator, Supreme Court of Indiana; Administrator, Indiana Court of Appeals; Administrator,
Indiana Tax Court; Public Defender of Indiana; Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission; Indiana
Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education; Indiana Board of Law Examiners; Indiana
Judicial Center; Division of State Court Administration; the libraries of all law schools
in the state; the Michie Company; and West Publishing Company.
West Publishing Company is directed to publish this Order in the advance sheets
of the Court.
The Clerks of the Circuit Courts are directed to bring this Order to
the attention of all Judges within their respective counties and to post this
Order for examination by the Bar and general public.
Done at Indianapolis, Indiana, this ______ day of November, 2000.
FOR THE SUPREME COURT
Randall T. Shepard
Chief Justice of Indiana