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One Week Until the Elkhart 4’s Supreme Court Hearing

In a little over one week, on Thursday February 26, 2015, the case of the Elkhart 4 will have a hearing at the Indiana Supreme Court.  In this hearing lawyers for Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp will argue that the Indiana felony murder law was inappropriately charged given the facts of the Elkhart 4 case.  Lawyers representing the

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Appeals Update 9 – The Second Amicus Brief In Support of Layman and Sparks

  The second amicus brief filed in support of Levi Sparks and Blake Layman is a collaborative effort by The Juvenile Law Center, The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and the Children’s Law Center. These organisations have been active for a number of years and file amicus briefs nation wide in important cases involving juvenile justice.  These organisations were

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Appeals Update #5 — The Appeals Court Approves 2 Supportive Briefs

On Friday February 28, 2014 the Indiana Court of Appeals approved the inclusion of two amici curiaes (briefs submitted by friends of the court) supporting the appeals filed by Blake Layman and Levi Sparks for their 2013 felony murder convictions.  As we first reported earlier in the week several groups not directly associated with the ‘Elkhart 4’ have asked to file briefs

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