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Opinions April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014
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Indiana Court of Appeals
John M. Weidman v. State of Indiana
03A01-1306-CR-255
Criminal. Affirms 14-year sentence following guilty pleas in two separate causes. Weidman specifically agreed in his plea agreement that he was not entitled to credit for the time he was on electronic monitoring as a condition of his release on bond. Accordingly, he may not now claim that he was entitled to credit for the time he was on electronic monitoring.

Sammie L. Booker-El v. State of Indiana (NFP)
48A02-1304-CR-366
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion for relief from judgment and motion to correct error.

Benjamin E. Freed v. State of Indiana (NFP)
63A04-1309-CR-458
Criminal. Affirms convictions and 45-year sentence for Class A felony attempted child molesting and Class C felony child molesting.

Richard L. Jones v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1308-CR-423
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony burglary.  

Trent D. Pope v. State of Indiana (NFP)

89A05-1307-CR-366
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony robbery and adjudication as a habitual offender.

Blake J. Drapeau v. State of Indiana (NFP)
82A01-1310-CR-466
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony residential entry.

John W. Dozier v. State of Indiana (NFP)
34A05-1311-CR-539
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation and order Dozier serve his previously suspended sentence.

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: A.C. (Minor Child), and A.C.C. (Father) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
82A04-1309-JT-496
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.  http://media.ibj.com/Lawyer/websites/opinions/index.php?pdf=2014/april/04281406jsk.pdf

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of D.S. and G.S., minor children, and A.C., Mother, A.C. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
49A02-1309-JT-803
Juvenile. Affirms order terminating parental rights.

Carl R. Evanoff v. State of Indiana (NFP)
17A04-1309-CR-445
Criminal. Affirms 15-year sentence following guilty plea to Class B felony conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.
 

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  1. Did someone not tell people who have access to the Chevy Volts that it has a gas engine and will run just like a normal car? The batteries give the Volt approximately a 40 mile range, but after that the gas engine will propel the vehicle either directly through the transmission like any other car, or gas engine recharges the batteries depending on the conditions.

  2. Catholic, Lutheran, even the Baptists nuzzling the wolf! http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-documents-reveal-obama-hhs-paid-baptist-children-family-services-182129786-four-months-housing-illegal-alien-children/ YET where is the Progressivist outcry? Silent. I wonder why?

  3. Thank you, Honorable Ladies, and thank you, TIL, for this interesting interview. The most interesting question was the last one, which drew the least response. Could it be that NFP stamps are a threat to the very foundation of our common law American legal tradition, a throwback to the continental system that facilitated differing standards of justice? A throwback to Star Chamber’s protection of the landed gentry? If TIL ever again interviews this same panel, I would recommend inviting one known for voicing socio-legal dissent for the masses, maybe Welch, maybe Ogden, maybe our own John Smith? As demographics shift and our social cohesion precipitously drops, a consistent judicial core will become more and more important so that Justice and Equal Protection and Due Process are yet guiding stars. If those stars fall from our collective social horizon (and can they be seen even now through the haze of NFP opinions?) then what glue other than more NFP decisions and TRO’s and executive orders -- all backed by more and more lethally armed praetorians – will prop up our government institutions? And if and when we do arrive at such an end … will any then dare call that tyranny? Or will the cost of such dissent be too high to justify?

  4. This is easily remedied, and in a fashion that every church sacrificing incense for its 501c3 status and/or graveling for government grants should have no problem with ..... just add this statue, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capitoline_she-wolf_Musei_Capitolini_MC1181.jpg entitled, "Jesus and Cousin John learn to suckle sustenance from the beloved Nanny State." Heckfire, the ACLU might even help move the statue in place then. And the art will certainly reflect our modern life, given the clergy's full-bellied willingness to accede to every whim of the new caesars. If any balk, just threaten to take away their government milk … they will quiet down straightaway, I assure you. Few, if any of them, are willing to cross the ruling elite as did the real J&J

  5. Tina has left the building.

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