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Opinions Nov. 6, 2012

November 6, 2012
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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals released no Indiana opinions before IL deadline. State courts are closed Tuesday for Election Day.

The following opinions were issued after IL deadline Monday:
Indiana Supreme Court
State of Indiana v. Elvis Holtsclaw

49S02-1205-CR-264
Criminal. Reverses dismissal of state’s notice of appeal and remands to the Court of Appeals for consideration of its merits, holding that the appeal is timely under Appellate Rule 9.

Elmer J. Bailey v. State of Indiana
49S02-1204-CR-234
Criminal. Reverses Court of Appeals and affirms trial court conviction of two counts of Class D felony domestic battery and two-year sentence, holding that physical pain is sufficient to prove the statutory element of bodily injury. The court rejected the COA’s holding that pain “must be sufficient to rise to a level of ‘impairment of physical condition’” to justify the conviction.

Indiana Tax Court
Shelbyville MHPI, LLC v. Anne Thurston, in her official capacity as Assessor, Shelby County
49T10-1003-TA-14
Tax. Affirms Indiana Board’s decision to uphold Shelby County assessor’s assessment of property owned by Shelbyville MHPI, LLC. The court found MHPI was incorrect when it assumed its assessment and property tax liability would remain relatively constant.

Millennium Real Estate Investment, LLC v. Assessor, Benton County, Indiana
49T10-1008-TA-42
Tax. Affirms Indiana Board of Tax Review’s decision to uphold real property assessments of Millennium Real Estate Investment, LLC. The court rejected Millennium’s argument that the IBTR abused its discretion in finding the assessor’s appraisal more persuasive.



 
 

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  1. Wishing Mary Willis only God's best, and superhuman strength, as she attempts to right a ship that too often strays far off course. May she never suffer this personal affect, as some do who attempt to change a broken system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QojajMsd2nE

  2. Indiana's seatbelt law is not punishable as a crime. It is an infraction. Apparently some of our Circuit judges have deemed settled law inapplicable if it fails to fit their litmus test of political correctness. Extrapolating to redefine terms of behavior in a violation of immigration law to the entire body of criminal law leaves a smorgasbord of opportunity for judicial mischief.

  3. I wonder if $10 diversions for failure to wear seat belts are considered moral turpitude in federal immigration law like they are under Indiana law? Anyone know?

  4. What a fine article, thank you! I can testify firsthand and by detailed legal reports (at end of this note) as to the dire consequences of rejecting this truth from the fine article above: "The inclusion and expansion of this right [to jury] in Indiana’s Constitution is a clear reflection of our state’s intention to emphasize the importance of every Hoosier’s right to make their case in front of a jury of their peers." Over $20? Every Hoosier? Well then how about when your very vocation is on the line? How about instead of a jury of peers, one faces a bevy of political appointees, mini-czars, who care less about due process of the law than the real czars did? Instead of trial by jury, trial by ideological ordeal run by Orwellian agents? Well that is built into more than a few administrative law committees of the Ind S.Ct., and it is now being weaponized, as is revealed in articles posted at this ezine, to root out post moderns heresies like refusal to stand and pledge allegiance to all things politically correct. My career was burned at the stake for not so saluting, but I think I was just one of the early logs. Due, at least in part, to the removal of the jury from bar admission and bar discipline cases, many more fires will soon be lit. Perhaps one awaits you, dear heretic? Oh, at that Ind. article 12 plank about a remedy at law for every damage done ... ah, well, the founders evidently meant only for those damages done not by the government itself, rabid statists that they were. (Yes, that was sarcasm.) My written reports available here: Denied petition for cert (this time around): http://tinyurl.com/zdmawmw Denied petition for cert (from the 2009 denial and five year banishment): http://tinyurl.com/zcypybh Related, not written by me: Amicus brief: http://tinyurl.com/hvh7qgp

  5. Justice has finally been served. So glad that Dr. Ley can finally sleep peacefully at night knowing the truth has finally come to the surface.

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