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Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments at Oakland City University

October 11, 2011 at 4:21 PM

The Court of Appeals of Indiana will hear oral argument in Undray Wilson v. State of Indiana on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. (Central time) at Oakland City University. The oral argument will be held in the Cornwell-Reed/Barnard Hall on campus. A panel of judges consisting of Judge Melissa S. May, Judge Michael P. Barnes, and Judge Terry A. Crone will hear the case on appeal from Howard Superior Court.

In this case, Undray Wilson was convicted of murder, and the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed his conviction. Wilson sought post-conviction relief alleging ineffective assistance of trial and appellate counsel. Wilson now appeals the denial of post-conviction relief. Arguing for the Appellant will be Hilary Bowe Ricks, and arguing for the Appellee will be J.T. Whitehead.

The Court of Appeals hears oral argument at venues across the state to enable Hoosiers to learn about the judicial branch. After the case has been argued, members of the audience may ask questions about the judicial process in Indiana. The Court has heard more than 300 oral arguments “on the road” at law schools, colleges, high schools, and county courthouses since its centennial in 2000-2001.

The Court of Appeals of Indiana is the state’s second-highest court and reviews appeals from trial court decisions. A decision of the Court of Appeals of Indiana is final unless granted further review by the Indiana Supreme Court.

The 15 judges on the Court of Appeals issue more than 2,300 written opinions each year, sitting in three-judge panels. For more information about the Court of Appeals, please visit www.in.gov/judiciary/appeals. For information about the Court’s traveling oral arguments, as well as additional information on Undray Wilson v. State of Indiana, please visit http://www.in.gov/judiciary/appeals/arguments.html.


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