Mt. Vernon High School Vs. North Posey High School AKA The F.B.I. And C.I.A. Vs. Black Briar Computer Company
Venue: The Posey Circuit Court
Date: April 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Issue: Should Black Briar Computer Company and Appleby Computer Company be forced to help the F.B.I. and C.I.A. access the iPhones of two private citizens?
As part of the Posey County Indiana Bar Association’s celebration of Law Day the teachers and students of Mt. Vernon High School and North Posey High School will present a Mock Trial before a jury comprised of Posey County Attorneys. Posey Superior Court Judge Brent Almon will preside and Bar President William Bender will be the Foreperson. The case is anticipated to last about two hours.
Following the Mock Trial the Indiana Court of Appeals will conduct an actual oral argument on a pending case. The public is also welcome to observe the oral argument. Indiana Appellate Judges John Baker, Melissa May and Mark Bailey will preside.
As Plaintiff, Mt. Vernon High School will be led by teacher Tim Alcorn. Attorneys for Mt. Vernon are Adam Grabert and Luke Steinhart. Portraying the witnesses will be students: Kaleb Grabert, Ellen Denning, Jared Mader, Jordan Crabtree, Sidney Irick and Alex Goebel.
North Posey High School is the Defendant. Its teachers are Mike Kuhn, Michelle Parrish and Ashton Fuelling. The Attorneys are Maddy Pfister and Brandon Williams. Witnesses will be played by: Morgan Alvey, Brooklyn Hamman, Jared Koester, Derek Motz and Hannah Straw.
This will be the thirtieth straight year Posey County’s high schools have joined the Posey County Bar Association in the celebration of the Rule of Law over rule by military might.
Both the Mock Trial and the Appellate Oral Argument are open to the public. Please come and join the schools and the Bar in honoring Law Day.