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Opinions Feb. 17, 2011

February 17, 2011
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Ahmad Foster v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1005-CR-579
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion to modify sentence.

Joseph L. Robinson, III v. State of Indiana (NFP)
79A02-1002-CR-142
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony dealing in cocaine and adjudication as a habitual substance offender.

Terry W. Dimmett v. State of Indiana (NFP)
82A01-1003-CR-120
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine and Class D felony possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

David A. Hottman, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
21A04-1006-CR-439
Criminal. Reverses sentence following guilty plea to two counts of Class A felony dealing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public park. Remands with instructions.

Nathan D. Simpson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
48A02-1005-CR-649
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class C felony child molesting.

Antoine Hill v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A03-1008-PC-410
Post conviction. Reverses denial of petition for post-conviction relief and remands with instructions.

E.W. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
28A04-1009-JV-612
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication as a delinquent child for committing Class A misdemeanor criminal mischief if committed by an adult.

Kevin T. Pettiford v. State of Indiana (NFP)
18A02-1004-CR-572
Criminal. Affirms revocation of home detention with Delaware County Community Corrections.

James Edens v. State of Indiana (NFP)
15A04-1007-CR-518
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
 

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  3. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  4. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

  5. Can we get full disclosure on lobbyist's payments to legislatures such as Mr Buck? AS long as there are idiots that are disrespectful of neighbors and intent on shooting fireworks every night, some kind of regulations are needed.

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