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Blake Layman’s Brief to the Appeals Court

For the appeals Blake Layman is being represented by Cara Schaefer Wieneke and Joel C. Wieneke from the Wieneke Law Offices in Plainfield Indiana. According to the website of the Wieneke Law Offices both Joel and Cara clerked at the Indiana Court of Appeals and “aided in the drafting of over 250 judicial opinions”. Since working for the Court of

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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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The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

This TED lecture video about the adolescent brain has been referred to in some of the court briefs regarding The Elkhart 4.  In this video Sarah-Jayne Blakemore discusses some recent research into the workings of the adolescent brain.  The lecture took place in June 2012 in Edinburgh Scotland.   Thanks to UltimateYouthWorker for this brief biography of Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Sarah-Jayne

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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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