State Supreme Court Won’t Take Charlie White Case Yet

The Indiana Supreme Court has refused to take over jurisdiction in the election challenge against Secretary of State Charlie White.

Supreme Court Sign

Photo: Daniel Robison

The Indiana Supreme Court will not hear Charlie White's case yet.

Democrats have sued to try to overturn a recount commission ruling that Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White’s voter registration violated no law. White had asked the Supreme Court to take over the case from Marion Circuit Judge Louis Rosenberg. The justices say a case can skip the Court of Appeals, but not the trial court.

White is representing himself until the case reaches the Supreme Court, but said he is not sure if he will have to appear in court, since the lawsuit has been modified to make the recount commission the sole defendant.

“I’ll have to find that out, and whether it’s me inquiring with the court or me inquiring with the other parties, I certainly don’t mean any disrespect,” White said. “I’m going to have to find that out, though.”

Democrats contend White’s registration is at the wrong address and it makes him ineligible to serve. He faces a criminal trial in January on similar allegations — either case could force his removal from office, but the election case would make his replacement a Democrat.   If White were to be convicted of a felony, Republican governor Mitch Daniels would appoint his successor.

Network Indiana

Network Indiana Indiana's Only Audio News Network. Network Indiana is dedicated to providing the state of Indiana important and useful information.

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Politics Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook