Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 22 No. 14 (April 22, 2002)

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Professor Emeritus Tom Schornhorst will appear for oral argument on behalf of the appellee/cross-appellant in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago on Wednesday, April 24. The case is Trueblood v. Davis and is an appeal by the state and cross-appeal by an Indiana death row inmate from a partial grant and denial of a writ of habeas corpus by Judge Alan Sharp of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Judge Sharp vacated one of Trueblood's three murder convictions and all three of his death sentences premised upon an invalid guilty plea and the trial court's consideration of improper aggravating circumstances. The District Court also denied petitioner's claims that he was not effectively represented by his trial and appellate counsel in conjunction with his pleas of guilty to two additional counts of murder upon which death sentences were imposed.


ELS conducted its final meeting of the school year on Monday, April 15, at which elections for the executive board were held and the new Environmental Law Research director was announced. The results are as follows:

President: Chris Saporita

Vice President: Andrew 'Drew' Yoder

Secretary: Jen Dreher

Treasurer: Freedom Smith

Outreach Coordinator: Lisa Adler

ELRG Director: Jeff Hyman

The board is getting started right away by appointing program committee chairs and planning the goals and calendar for 2002 03. In addition, ELRG's work will be uninterrupted, as Jeff Hyman begins his tenure as director this summer. Please join us in making this a banner year for the IU Environmental Law Society!



Sisters in Resistance, a documentary by American filmmaker Maia Wechsler, tells the story of four French women who were imprisoned by the Nazis in the Ravensbruck concentration camp for their resistance to the Nazi occupation of their country. The film will be shown in the Fine Arts Auditorium (Fine Arts 015) at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 27. The showing is free and open to the public. Ms. Wechsler and Jacqueline Pery, one of the four women portrayed in the film, will be in attendance and will be happy to answer questions after the screening. A public reception will follow.

More information is available by calling the Department of French and Italian at (812) 855-5458 or by visiting the Department's web site at


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