David Bleeke v. State of Indiana, et al. - 11/13/12

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Tuesday  November 13, 2012 
11:00 AM  EST

11 a.m. 02A05-1201-PL-25. After the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the State in this declaratory judgment action, Bleeke filed a notice of appeal. Among the questions presented in this appeal are: 1)whether designated Indiana Parole Board conditions of parole are void because they were not promulgated pursuant to Indiana Code section 11-13-3-4(b); 2) whether designated Indiana Parole Board conditions of parole are void because they were imposed without the Indiana Parole Board first making an individualized determination that the conditions were reasonably related to Bleeke's reintegration into the community and that the conditions were not unduly restrictive of Bleeke's fundamental rights; 3) whether designated Indiana Parole Board conditions of parole are unconstitutionally vague or overbroad; 4) whether Indiana Code sections 11-13-3-4(g) and 35-42-4-11 are facially overbroad; 5) whether the State's "Sex Offender Management and Monitoring Program" is unconstitutional; and 6) whether the trial court erred in not dismissing Bleeke's action against parties other than the Parole Board.

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.