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An independent hearing examiner who presides at an administrative hearing. An ALJ has the power to administer oaths, receive evidence, take testimony, and make initial findings of fact or law. An ALJ’s findings are subject to review...


The following facts are from the Indiana Supreme Court decision, Edwards v. State, 866 N.E.2d 252 (2007); the Indiana Court of Appeals decision, Edwards v. State, 854 N.E.2d 42 (2006); and the parties' Joint Appendix:

On July 12, 1999, Ahmad...