Indiana Code Title 5. State and Local Administration § 5-14-2-8

Sec. 8 . (a) Any party or member of the general public aggrieved by the ruling of the court on the issue of exclusion of the general public from a criminal proceeding has the right to bring an original action before the supreme court of Indiana under the Rules of Procedure for Original Actions Including Writs of Mandate and Prohibition contesting the ruling.

(b) The general public has standing to bring an original action.

(c) Either the filing of a motion or a proposed court order to exclude the general public, or the presenting to the court of an objection to a motion to exclude, constitutes a showing that the duty to act has been presented or brought to the attention of the trial court.

(d) A trial court is without authority to act upon any exclusion motion or issue an exclusion order on its own unless:

(1) it complies with sections 3 , 4, and 5 of this chapter;  and

(2) its findings of fact and conclusions of law are supported by the record of the proceedings.


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