Rally planned in response to Barnes ruling

May 24, 2011
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People are upset about the recent Barnes v. State ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court that says Hoosiers don’t have the common-law right anymore to resist unlawful entry by police into their homes. It’s what some people these days do when they are upset: they go to Facebook and create pages in support of or against something.

“STAND UP for your Fourth Amendment Rights” is calling for people to peacefully protest the Barnes decision at the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday. So far, more than 1,700 people say they will attend. Another 1,100 say they may attend.

There’s also the “Indiana Defending the Fourth Amendment, Recall Justice David” page, which is promoting the rally on its page. At this writing, only 59 people “like” this page, which is a PAC created to defeat Justice Steven David in his upcoming “recall election.” I’m going to assume the group meant when he’s up for a retention vote, which is November 2012. Justice David authored the Barnes decision.

We’ll be covering the rally, and would like to speak to any attorney or judge who is planning to attend. You can contact reporter Michael Hoskins directly at mhoskins@ibj.com or 317-472-5231.

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  • would like to speak to any
    lawyer or judge attending??? More likely hand them over to JLAP to have their mind scrubbed. Details at www . archangelinstitute . org
  • New Walcome Mat Language
    Now you may see a few welcome mats stating "GET A WARRANT" instead of "WELCOME."

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  1. It appears the police and prosecutors are allowed to change the rules halfway through the game to suit themselves. I am surprised that the congress has not yet eliminated the right to a trial in cases involving any type of forensic evidence. That would suit their foolish law and order police state views. I say we eliminate the statute of limitations for crimes committed by members of congress and other government employees. Of course they would never do that. They are all corrupt cowards!!!

  2. Poor Judge Brown probably thought that by slavishly serving the godz of the age her violations of 18th century concepts like due process and the rule of law would be overlooked. Mayhaps she was merely a Judge ahead of her time?

  3. in a lawyer discipline case Judge Brown, now removed, was presiding over a hearing about a lawyer accused of the supposedly heinous ethical violation of saying the words "Illegal immigrant." (IN re Barker) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-discipline-2013-55S00-1008-DI-429.pdf .... I wonder if when we compare the egregious violations of due process by Judge Brown, to her chiding of another lawyer for politically incorrectness, if there are any conclusions to be drawn about what kind of person, what kind of judge, what kind of apparatchik, is busy implementing the agenda of political correctness and making off-limits legit advocacy about an adverse party in a suit whose illegal alien status is relevant? I am just asking the question, the reader can make own conclsuion. Oh wait-- did I use the wrong adjective-- let me rephrase that, um undocumented alien?

  4. of course the bigger questions of whether or not the people want to pay for ANY bussing is off limits, due to the Supreme Court protecting the people from DEMOCRACY. Several decades hence from desegregation and bussing plans and we STILL need to be taking all this taxpayer money to combat mostly-imagined "discrimination" in the most obviously failed social program of the postwar period.

  5. You can put your photos anywhere you like... When someone steals it they know it doesn't belong to them. And, a man getting a divorce is automatically not a nice guy...? That's ridiculous. Since when is need of money a conflict of interest? That would mean that no one should have a job unless they are already financially solvent without a job... A photographer is also under no obligation to use a watermark (again, people know when a photo doesn't belong to them) or provide contact information. Hey, he didn't make it easy for me to pay him so I'll just take it! Well heck, might as well walk out of the grocery store with a cart full of food because the lines are too long and you don't find that convenient. "Only in Indiana." Oh, now you're passing judgement on an entire state... What state do you live in? I need to characterize everyone in your state as ignorant and opinionated. And the final bit of ignorance; assuming a photo anyone would want is lucky and then how much does your camera have to cost to make it a good photo, in your obviously relevant opinion?

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