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State Supreme Court rules Daniels doesn't have to testify

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The Indiana Supreme Court says Gov. Mitch Daniels doesn't have to answer questions under oath in a $400 million lawsuit that the state filed against IBM Corp. after he canceled a state contract with the company.

The court issued ruled Monday afternoon, just hours after hearing arguments from lawyers for the state and IBM on whether a state law prohibiting governors from facing a court subpoena applied in the two sides' counter lawsuits over the canceled, nearly $1.4 billion contract to process welfare applications.

The court's 5-0 order reverses a Marion County judge's ruling that the law didn't protect Daniels from being deposed by IBM's lawyers.

The trial in the case is scheduled to start Feb. 27.

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  • duck 2.0
    Absolutely Mitch has gotten away with too much..

    Let's see, he was able to enter into a lucrative lease for the toll roads that enabled Indiana to continue building roads instead of cutting back (keeping Hoosier's employed by the way), he protected the rights of Hoosier workers from being forced into slave union labor, what else.. oh - he has managed to balance the budget keeping it in the black for the last 7 years.

    From the leftist skewed position he has indeed gotten away with too much - so much that it makes the dems look like preschoolers at a physicists convention.

    Perhaps that's why he won't run for President... Unlike in Indiana, he's being compassionate to his would-be predecessors.
  • Gov. Daniels off scott free
    Boy, I wonder how much that decision cost...good thing Daniels has a lot of money in his war chest....I just can't imagine how much money each member of the Ind. Supreme Court got that is tax free from Daniels.

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