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Justice David creates retention website

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Facing opposition over an opinion regarding unlawful police entry, Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David has established a website in an unusual effort to campaign for retention.

The website, www.justicestevendavid.com, contains biographical information and links to community involvement and honors. It also includes posts with such titles as “I would appreciate your vote” and “‘Punishing judge over 1 decision lowers judicial process’,” linking to a newspaper editorial.

In a recent interview, David said his decision in Barnes v. State of Indiana had been misunderstood and mischaracterized. In the original 3-2 decision, David wrote, “We hold that there is no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers.”

The decision sparked a protest at the Statehouse and a vow among tea party activists and some libertarian activists to oppose David’s retention to a 10-year term on the Nov. 6 ballot. The court later revisited and narrowed its ruling, and legislation signed into law earlier this year made clear that Hoosiers may reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers.

Appellate judges typically may not campaign for retention unless they face active opposition. Indiana Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathryn Dolan said David had received authorization to launch the website from the Judicial Qualifications Commission.

The website says it “was created and paid for by Justice Steven David.”



 

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  1. by the time anybody gets to such files they will probably have been totally vacuumed anyways. they're pros at this at universities. anything to protect their incomes. Still, a laudable attempt. Let's go for throat though: how about the idea of unionizing football college football players so they can get a fair shake for their work? then if one of the players is a pain in the neck cut them loose instead of protecting them. if that kills the big programs, great, what do they have to do with learning anyways? nada. just another way for universities to rake in the billions even as they skate from paying taxes with their bogus "nonprofit" status.

  2. Um the affidavit from the lawyer is admissible, competent evidence of reasonableness itself. And anybody who had done law work in small claims court would not have blinked at that modest fee. Where do judges come up with this stuff? Somebody is showing a lack of experience and it wasn't the lawyers

  3. My children were taken away a year ago due to drugs, and u struggled to get things on track, and now that I have been passing drug screens for almost 6 months now and not missing visits they have already filed to take my rights away. I need help.....I can't loose my babies. Plz feel free to call if u can help. Sarah at 765-865-7589

  4. Females now rule over every appellate court in Indiana, and from the federal southern district, as well as at the head of many judicial agencies. Give me a break, ladies! Can we men organize guy-only clubs to tell our sob stories about being too sexy for our shirts and not being picked for appellate court openings? Nope, that would be sexist! Ah modernity, such a ball of confusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmRsWdK0PRI

  5. LOL thanks Jennifer, thanks to me for reading, but not reading closely enough! I thought about it after posting and realized such is just what was reported. My bad. NOW ... how about reporting who the attorneys were raking in the Purdue alum dollars?

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