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Opinions Aug. 15, 2011

August 15, 2011
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
T.W. v. State of Indiana
54A01-1103-JV-125
Juvenile. Affirms order that T.W. must register as a sex offender for 10 years. In the absence of any constitutional constraints, it was entirely the General Assembly’s prerogative to grant Indiana courts the subject matter jurisdiction to enter orders requiring certain juveniles to register as sex offenders. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in overruling T.W.’s objections to the testimony of two court-appointed psychologists.

Jimmy Robinson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
20A03-1101-CR-57
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy.

J.B. Whitelow v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1009-CR-586
Criminal. Affirms convictions of felony murder, Class C felony attempted battery, and adjudication as an habitual offender.

The Education Resources Institute v. Douglas L. Krasnoff (NFP)
49A02-1007-CC-899
Civil collections. Reverses dismissal of The Education Resources Institute’s suit against Krasnoff. Remands for a new trial.

Lee Tibbetts v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1010-CR-609
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for four counts of Class A felony child molesting, two counts of Class C felony child molesting, and one count of Class D felony vicarious sexual gratification.

Cesar Sanchez v. State of Indiana (NFP)
06A01-1103-CR-111
Criminal. Reverses sentence for Class C felony operating a vehicle after forfeiture of license for life and Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Remands with instructions to issue a revised sentence as detailed in the opinion. Judge Bradford dissents.

Leonard E. Luna v. State of Indiana (NFP)
57A03-1103-CR-114
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony intimidation.

J.F. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
92A04-1103-JV-149
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication as a juvenile delinquent for committing what would be criminal recklessness if committed by an adult.


Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

The Indiana Supreme Court did not grant or deny transfer to any cases for the week ending Aug. 12.
 

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  1. Is it possible to amend an order for child support due to false paternity?

  2. He did not have an "unlicensed handgun" in his pocket. Firearms are not licensed in Indiana. He apparently possessed a handgun without a license to carry, but it's not the handgun that is licensed (or registered).

  3. Once again, Indiana's legislature proves how friendly it is to monopolies. This latest bill by Hershman demonstrates the lengths Indiana's representatives are willing to go to put big business's (especially utilities') interests above those of everyday working people. Maassal argues that if the technology (solar) is so good, it will be able to compete on its own. Too bad he doesn't feel the same way about the industries he represents. Instead, he wants to cut the small credit consumers get for using solar in order to "add a 'level of certainty'" to his industry. I haven't heard of or seen such a blatant money-grab by an industry since the days when our federal, state, and local governments were run by the railroad. Senator Hershman's constituents should remember this bill the next time he runs for office, and they should penalize him accordingly.

  4. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  5. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

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