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All appellate judges on the ballot retained by voters

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Collecting more than a million “yes” votes each, Indiana Justices Steven David and Robert Rucker have been retained in office. David faced opposition from some who disagreed with the majority opinion he authored regarding unlawful police entry into homes.

Rucker has received more than 1.17 million yes votes compared to nearly 470,000 no votes, according to results available Wednesday morning on the Indiana Secretary of State's website. When Rucker was last up for retention in 2002, he received 658,260 yes votes compared to 274,775 no votes.

David has received more than 515,000 no votes, but more than 1.14 million Hoosiers voted to keep him on the bench, according to results from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office. This is the first time he’s faced a retention vote since being appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to the Supreme Court in October 2010. The results on the SOS’s website Wednesday morning are not official and final.

Court of Appeals Judge Nancy Vaidik, the only COA judge up for statewide retention, received more than 1.22 million yes votes compared to nearly 440,000 no votes as of Wednesday morning. Judges John Baker, Michael Barnes and Paul Mathias were also retained by voters in the First and Third districts. Baker received nearly 414,000 yes votes compared to around 163,000 no votes. Both Barnes and Mathias had similar numbers - each received nearly 410,000 yes votes compared to nearly 150,000 no votes as of Wednesday morning.


 

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  1. For many years this young man was "family" being my cousin's son. Then he decided to ignore my existence and that of my daughter who was very hurt by his actions after growing up admiring, Jason. Glad he is doing well, as for his opinion, if you care so much you wouldn't ignore the feelings of those who cared so much about you for years, Jason.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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