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Opinins Jan. 9, 2012

January 9, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals had issued no Indiana opinions by IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals

Javon L. Bonner v. State of Indiana (NFP)
20A03-1107-CR-330
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for Class A felony dealing in cocaine and convictions for Class C felony operating a vehicle with a lifetime suspension and Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

Jesse Baker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1104-CR-386
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s denial of motion to correct erroneous sentence.

Daniel Foster v. State of Indiana (NFP)
53A01-1105-CR-222
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s denial of motion to correct error.

Kurt Gregory v. Carol Gregory (NFP)
02A04-1105-DR-256
Domestic relation. Affirms trial court’s denial of Kurt Gregory’s contempt petition and its decision to deny credit of $90 against the amount owed for children’s schooling. Reverses court’s decision to not credit a $150 registration fee and remands to the court to reduce tuition by that amount.

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

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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.

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