The Indiana Court of Appeals is holding oral arguments in the case of Daniel Brewington vs. The State of Indiana on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00am. Each side has 20 minutes to present and/or answer questions. The actual arguments can be viewed via video or podcast at: https://mycourts.in.gov/arguments/default.aspx For more details about the arguments and about the case see http://www.danbrewington.blogspot.com/2012/08/indiana-court-of-appeals-could-rule.html . This entire post gives some insight into what has been going on with the case. Dan’s case hinges on many issues that are before the court but one common thread that runs throughout is what constitutes freedom of speech and should Dan have been convicted and sentenced to 5 years in prison for criminal charges that resulted from blogging. Dan is currently being held in the medium security prison at Putnamville, Indiana.Below is from the summary page of the Indiana Court of Appeals. https://mycourts.in.gov/arguments/default.aspx?view=detail&id=1403
Daniel Brewington vs. State of Indiana
Indiana Court of Appeals
Date and Time:
WED, NOV 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Case Summary:Brewington appeals his convictions for two counts of class A misdemeanor intimidation, one count of class D felony intimidation, class D felony attempt to commit obstruction of justice, and class D felony perjury. Brewington asserts that the trial court abused its discretion in instructing the jury; the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions for intimidation, attempted obstruction of justice, and perjury; his convictions constitute double jeopardy; the trial court abused its discretion in admitting evidence; and that the trial court abused its discretion in empanelling an anonymous jury.