Tuesday, February 7, 2012

White Eligibility Case Moves to Supremes

Abdul-Hakim Shabazz reports on Facebook that the Indiana Supreme Court will hear the civil case on whether or not Charlie White was ever eligible to run for Secretary of State in 2010.

Oral arguments will take place on February 29.

If White is found ineligible, City-County Councillor Vop Osili will become Indiana Secretary of State under Indiana Law.

The Indiana Recount Commission found that White was eligible to run back in June despite his voter registration irregularities.  Marion County Circuit Court Judge Lou Rosenberg decided that this was an incorrect decision on appeal and returned it to the Commission, but the Supreme Court was petitioned to hear the case.

Back on February 4, White was found guilty on six of seven felony charges removing him from office pending sentencing.  The criminal case and the civil case are unrelated in that sense.

It wasn't all rosy for the D's.  The Supreme Court denied the Indiana Democratic Party's request to install Osili to the Secretary of State's office now.

What a mess.

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