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Opinions April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014
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Indiana Court of Appeals
David S. Healey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
33A01-1308-MI-368
Miscellaneous. Affirms the trial court’s order directing law enforcement and the Indiana Department of Correction to ensure that Healey’s information was no longer published on the Sex and Violent Offender Registry. Healey had appealed the order, arguing the trial court should have stated the 1995 amendment to the Sex and Violent Offender Registration Act was ex post facto punishment as applied to him and the trial court should have specifically noted any extraneous statements that it had made.

Sharico Blakely v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A03-1308-PC-313
Post conviction. Affirms denial of Blakely’s petition for post-conviction relief.

Jaquari Daquion Dodd v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A04-1309-CR-462
Criminal. Affirms 3 ½-year sentence for robbery, a Class C felony.

Tehlynn Trotter v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-1308-CR-421
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery with bodily injury.

Lore Futrell v. KGRP, Inc. d/b/a The Kroger Co. (NFP)
49A02-1308-CT-702
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Kroger.

Christopher A. Fields v. State of Indiana (NFP)
66A04-1306-CR-314
Criminal. Affirms denial of Fields’ petition for writ of habeas corpus. Fields argued the trial court erred in calculating the class 1 credit time he earned while he was incarcerated for a parole violation. COA ruled Fields was not entitled to credit for the full 235 days he served because he had received a deprivation of 30 days credit time.

Darvelle White v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1307-CR-623
Criminal. Affirms White’s conviction of Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana opinions by IL deadline.
 

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  1. Major social engineering imposed by judicial order well in advance of democratic change, has been the story of the whole post ww2 period. Contraception, desegregation, abortion, gay marriage: all rammed down the throats of Americans who didn't vote to change existing laws on any such thing, by the unelected lifetime tenure Supreme court heirarchs. Maybe people came to accept those things once imposed upon them, but, that's accommodation not acceptance; and surely not democracy. So let's quit lying to the kids telling them this is a democracy. Some sort of oligarchy, but no democracy that's for sure, and it never was. A bourgeois republic from day one.

  2. JD Massur, yes, brings to mind a similar stand at a Texas Mission in 1836. Or Vladivostok in 1918. As you seemingly gloat, to the victors go the spoils ... let the looting begin, right?

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  4. Whether you support "gay marriage" or not is not the issue. The issue is whether the SCOTUS can extract from an unmentionable somewhere the notion that the Constitution forbids government "interference" in the "right" to marry. Just imagine time-traveling to Philadelphia in 1787. Ask James Madison if the document he and his fellows just wrote allowed him- or forbade government to "interfere" with- his "right" to marry George Washington? He would have immediately- and justly- summoned the Sergeant-at-Arms to throw your sorry self out into the street. Far from being a day of liberation, this is a day of capitulation by the Rule of Law to the Rule of What's Happening Now.

  5. With today's ruling, AG Zoeller's arguments in the cases of Obamacare and Same-sex Marriage can be relegated to the ash heap of history. 0-fer

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