Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Recount Commission Schedules May 4 Meeting To Hear White Case
The Indiana Recount Commission has scheduled a hearing on May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room C of Indiana Government Center South to hear the Democratic Party's petition contesting the eligibility of Secretary of State Charlie White. The Commission will meet in executive session at 9:00 a.m. at the same place to discuss the litigation challenging Marion Co. Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg's decision ordering the Commission to hear the Democratic Party's petition. State GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb has appointed Thomas Wheeler, II, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd, to take White's place on the Commission. He formerly served on the Commission. Judge Rosenberg had previously scheduled a hearing for Thursday commanding the appearance of the Commission's executive director, Brad Skolnik, to explain why the Commission had not complied with the Court's previous order in an expeditious manner. White's attorney has filed a motion to stay the Recount Commission proceeding with Judge Rosenberg's court until his criminal case has been concluded.