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Opinions August 26, 2013

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August 26, 2013
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Opinions – Aug. 26, 2013

Indiana Court of Appeals

Stephanie Murry v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1301-CR-39
Criminal. Affirms revocation of placement in Marion County Community Corrections.

Lysa Wefler v. Mark Wefler (NFP)
45A03-1206-DR-268
Domestic relations. Affirms holding of contempt of court against Lysa Welfer for violation of the settlement agreement in her dissolution of marriage.

Mir Iqbal, Et Al. v. S-Mart Petroleum, Inc. (NFP)
79A02-1210-MF-860
Mortgage forceclosure. Affirms trial court order in favor of S-Mart.

Term. of the Parent-Child Rel. of D.C., Minor Child, and K.C., Mother: K.C. v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services and Lake County Court Appointed Special Advocate (NFP)
45A03-1301-JT-22
Juvenile. Affirms termination of mother K.C.’s parental rights.

Kevin R. Harris v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A03-1210-CR-445
Criminal. Affirms conviction and sentence for Class D felony criminal recklessness.

T.B. v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A02-1301-JV-113
Juvenile. Affirms in part, reverses in part and remands adjudication of delinquency for two counts of what would have been Class B felony robbery if committed by an adult. Trial court is ordered to vacate one of the true findings of robbery as it violates the continuing crime doctrine.

Andrew D. Fisher v. State of Indiana (NFP)

38A04-1301-CR-41
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony attempted murder.

Derrick King v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A05-1211-CR-579
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Anthony Robert Konsoer v. State of Indiana (NFP)
82A05-1301-CR-30
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine.

Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court issued no opinions by IL deadline Monday.

U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued no Indiana opinions by IL deadline Monday.






 

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  1. IF the Right to Vote is indeed a Right, then it is a RIGHT. That is the same for ALL eligible and properly registered voters. And this is, being able to cast one's vote - until the minute before the polls close in one's assigned precinct. NOT days before by absentee ballot, and NOT 9 miles from one's house (where it might be a burden to get to in time). I personally wait until the last minute to get in line. Because you never know what happens. THAT is my right, and that is Mr. Valenti's. If it is truly so horrible to let him on school grounds (exactly how many children are harmed by those required to register, on school grounds, on election day - seriously!), then move the polling place to a different location. For ALL voters in that precinct. Problem solved.

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