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Opinions May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana opinions at IL deadline.

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

Indiana Court of Appeals

Dana L. Lewis, Jr. v. State of Indiana
40A01-1106-CR-276
Criminal. Reverses denial of Lewis’ motion to suppress statements he made during a police interview regarding an alleged sex crime. Lewis’ question, “Can I get a lawyer?” constituted an unequivocal invocation of his Fifth Amendment right to counsel.

In the Matter of the Term. of the Parent-Child Rel. of F.R. and Z.R.; and P.R. v. The Indiana Dept. of Child Services and Child Advocates, Inc. (NFP)
49A02-1110-JT-1007
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of parental rights.

In Re the Marriage of R.B. and K.S. (NFP)
32A01-1109-DR-394
Domestic relation. Affirms in part and reverses in part the order denying mother R.B.’s petition for child support arrearage and for educational custody of child. Remands for further proceedings.

Vinod C. Gupta v. City of Terre Haute, Department of Redevelopment (NFP)
84A04-1110-MI-520
Miscellaneous. Reverses judgment in favor of the city of Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment regarding a record of nonpayment against Gupta.

A.F. v. J.F. (NFP)
29A02-1101-DR-59
Domestic relation. Affirms denial of motion to correct error, which challenged a child support order and property division in a marriage dissolution.


 

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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  2. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  3. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

  4. The sad thing is that no fish were thrown overboard The "greenhorn" who had never fished before those 5 days was interrogated for over 4 hours by 5 officers until his statement was illicited, "I don't want to go to prison....." The truth is that these fish were measured frozen off shore and thawed on shore. The FWC (state) officer did not know fish shrink, so the only reason that these fish could be bigger was a swap. There is no difference between a 19 1/2 fish or 19 3/4 fish, short fish is short fish, the ticket was written. In addition the FWC officer testified at trial, he does not measure fish in accordance with federal law. There was a document prepared by the FWC expert that said yes, fish shrink and if these had been measured correctly they averaged over 20 inches (offshore frozen). This was a smoke and mirror prosecution.

  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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