A Marion County Circuit Court Judge’s ruling on Secretary of State Charlie White’s eligibility to run for office is likely heading for appeal, so what happens after that?
Judge Louis Rosenberg ruled that White was ineligible to run for office because he was not legally registered to vote when he filed for candidacy. That ruling reversed an earlier unanimous decision by the Indiana Recount Commission. White’s attorney, Jonathan Sturgill, has requested a hearing which is set for next Thursday to seek a stay in Judge Rosenberg’s ruling.
Professor Fred Biesecker with the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis says the case could go to the Indiana Court of Appeals but there’s a possibility that the case will bypass the Court of Appeals and go straight to the Indiana Supreme Court.
“There’s a rule of appellate procedure that allows the Indiana Supreme Court to take a case directly from a trial court if it’s a case of great public importance,” Biesecker says.