Opinions April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Laenise Arnett v. Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security
U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne Division, Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.
Civil. Reverses decision by administrative law judge to deny claim for disability insurance benefits as the judge failed to properly assess residual functional capacity. Remands for further proceedings.

Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Robert Huskey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for Class B felony attempted sexual misconduct with a minor and Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor under one cause number and the reinstatement of a previously suspended sentence under a second cause number.

Austin Harmon v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Criminal. Remands to the trial court for a probation revocation statement consistent with the due process requirement and this opinion.

Steffan Solomon v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for Class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor, Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor, and Class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer to 11 cases for the week ending March 30.


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  1. Freedom From Religion Foundation: If you really want to be free from religion, don't go to the Christmas Play or the Christmas Pageant or the Christmas Parade. Anything with "Christ" or Saint...fill in the blank...would be off limits to you. Then leave the rest of us ALONE!

  2. So the prosecutor made an error and the defendants get a full remedy. Just one short paragraph to undo the harm of the erroneous prosecution. Wow. Just wow.

  3. Wake up!!!! Lawyers are useless!! it makes no difference in any way to speak about what is important!! Just dont tell your plans to the "SELFRIGHTEOUS ARROGANT JERKS!! WHO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ANOTHER MAN/WOMAN!!!!!!

  4. Looks like you dont understand Democracy, Civilized Society does not cut a thiefs hands off, becouse now he cant steal or write or feed himself or learn !!! You deserve to be over punished, Many men are mistreated hurt in many ways before a breaking point happens! grow up !!!

  5. It was all that kept us from tyranny. So sad that so few among the elite cared enough to guard the sacred trust. Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. Sophocles No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roosevelt That was the ideal ... here is the Hoosier reality: The King can do no wrong. Legal maxim From the Latin 'Rex non potest peccare'. When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. Richard Nixon