All-Time Moot Court Cases & Judges

October 23, 2009

The History of the Wabash College Moot Court Competition (1995-2010)

2010 - Case questioned a state statute which limits ability of a business to sell or rent violent video games to minors.

2010 Moot Court Judges
Hon. John Daniel Tinder, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 7th District
Hon. Paul D. Mathias, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Tim Oakes '86, Marion County Superior Court
Dr. David Timmerman, Dean of Faculty, Monmouth College

2009 - The case was constructed around the basic facts of a controversy in Southern California’s Mojave National Preserve involving a cross and the implications it represents for other religious symbols

2009 Moot Court Judges
Hon. Carr L. Darden,Court of Appeals Fourth District
Hon. Theodore R. Boehm, Indiana Supreme Court
Hon. Thomas Milligan ‘63
Dr. David Hadley, Wabash College Political Science Professor


2008 — Does a state statute making it a crime to promote, sell, or lend sexual devices when one knows the content and character of the device?

2008 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Elaine B. Brown, Indiana Court of Appeals
Dean Gary R. Roberts, Dean of the Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis)
Hon. Jay L. Toney ’83, Randolph Circuit Court
Dr. Todd F. McDorman, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Wabash College


2007 — Does a statute requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls violate the Constitution?

2007 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Michael S. Kanne, U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Hon. L. Mark Bailey, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. John Feick ’73, Delaware Superior Court
Dean Lauren N. Robel, Indiana University School of Law
Dr. Gary Phillips, Dean of the College, Wabash College


2006 — Does a system of prayers before a state legislature violate the First Amendment?

2006 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Thomas G. Fisher, Indiana Tax Court (Indiana Solicitor General)
Hon. William T. Lawrence, United States Magistrate
Hon. Jack A. Tandy ’79, Shelby Superior Court
Dr. Patrick White, President, Wabash College


2005 — Does the Solomon Amendment that authorizes a cut-off of federal funds to law schools, which do not treat military recruiters equally to other recruiters, violate the schools’ First Amendment rights?

2005 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. James S. Kirsch, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Terry A. Crone, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Douglas B. Morton ’68, Fulton Circuit Court
Dr. Kealoha Widdows, Professor of Economics, Wabash College


2004 — Do the federal sentencing guidelines violate the Sixth Amendment?

2004 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. John G. Baker, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Tim Baker, United States Magistrate
Hon. Michael D. Keele ’78, Marion Superior Court
Dr. Warren Rosenberg, Professor of English, Wabash College
The History of the Wabash College Moot Court Competition (continued)


2003 — Does the First Amendment grant a right of public access to deportation hearings?

2003 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Frank Sullivan, Jr., Indiana Supreme Court
Hon. Michael P. Barnes, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Matthew G. Hanson ’91, Morgan Circuit Court
Dr. William C. Placher ’70, Professor of Religion, Wabash College


2002 — Is burning a cross on private property protected speech under the First Amendment?

2002 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. David F. Hamilton, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Hon. Nancy H. Vaidik, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. James R. Williams ’88, Union Circuit Court
Dr. David A. Phillips, Professor of Chemistry, Wabash College


2001 — Does the execution of a mentally handicapped person violate the Eighth Amendment?

2001 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Edward W. Najam, Jr., Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Paul D. Mathias, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Ted R. Todd ’61, Jefferson Circuit Court
Dr. Edward B. McLean, J.D., Professor of Political Science, Wabash College


2000 — May a city display the Ten Commandments in a public space?

2000 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Brent E. Dickson, Indiana Supreme Court
Hon. Patrick D. Sullivan, Indiana Court of Appeals
Dr. James E. Bond ’64, Dean, School of Law, Seattle University
Dr. Paul C. McKinney ’52, Professor of Chemistry, Wabash College


1999 — Are vehicle checkpoints to search for drugs an impermissible search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment?

1999 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. William I. Garrard ’54, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Margaret Robb, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. Raymond Kirtley, Montgomery County Court
Dr. Mauri A. Ditzler ’75, Dean of the College, Wabash College

 

 

1998 — To what degree may a law school constitutionally engage in preferential admissions practices?

1998 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Carr L. Darden, Indiana Court of Appeals
Hon. David P. Matsey ’66, Starke Circuit Court
Professor Victor Rosenblum, Professor of Law, Northwestern University
Dr. I. Hall Peebles ’63H, Professor of Religion, Wabash College


1997 — Does a dentist’s refusal to treat an HIV-positive patient violate the Americans With Disabilities Act?

1997 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. V. Sue Shields, United States Magistrate
Hon. Ted R. Todd ’61, Jefferson Circuit Court
Hon. David A. Ault ’70, Montgomery Superior Court
Dr. Joseph O’Rourke ’65H, Professor of Speech, Wabash College


1996 — Does the Communications Decency Act of 1996 imposing criminal sanctions for Internet transmission of obscene or indecent communications to persons under the age of 18 violate the First Amendment?

1996 Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Thomas G. Fisher, Indiana Tax Court
Hon. Robert E. Grant ’77, United States Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Robert Reinke ’55, Wayne Superior Court
Professor John E. Fischer, Professor of Classics, Wabash College


1995 (Fall) — Does the Line Item Veto Act violate Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution?

1995 (Fall) Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. Randall T. Shepard, Indiana Supreme Court
Hon. Stephen R. Heimann ’77, Bartholomew Circuit Court
Hon. Thomas K. Milligan ’63, Montgomery Circuit Court
Dr. Melissa A. Butler, Professor of Political Science, Wabash College


1995 (Spring) — May a state statute criminalize a parent’s corporal punishment of a child in public?

1995 (Spring) Wabash College Moot Court Judges
Hon. William I. Garrard ’54, Indiana Court of Appeals
Dr. Edward B. McLean, J.D., Professor of Political Science, Wabash College
Dr. Victor M. Powell, Professor of Speech (Ret.), Wabash College

 


Wabash College • P.O. Box 352 • Crawfordsville, IN 47933 • 765.361.6100