hosted its third Appeals on Wheels session on Tuesday April 14. Students, faculty, and local members of the Wabash County Bar Association watched the oral hearing of Johnson v. State as the Court of Appeals panel judges questioned both attorneys about their arguments. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Court was in session on April 14 at Manchester University when the Indiana Court of Appeals visited for the college’s third traveling oral argument hearing, or Appeals on Wheels.
Appeals on Wheels is an educational initiative which brings oral argument hearings into schools and other venues across Indiana to inform citizens about the appellate court as well as provide an opportunity to meet the judges and ask questions, according to a press release.
Students and members of the Wabash County Bar Association watched as Judges Michael Barnes and Terry Crone joined presiding Judge Paul Mathias in questioning arguments regarding the case Johnson v. State.
“I think part of our job, in addition to deciding the cases in a rational, legal, and fair way, is to allow people to see how the court works,” Barnes said. “If you heard about the Indiana Court of Appeals, did you really know how it worked?