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Opinions Nov. 14, 2011

November 14, 2011
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no Indiana opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals

D.E. v. State of Indiana
49A02-1103-JV-319
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication as a delinquent through D.E.’s plea agreement. D.E. didn’t demonstrate that the waivers in the plea agreement didn’t comport with Ind. Code 31-32-5-1. Placement of D.E. in a juvenile correction facility was not an abuse of discretion.

Clarence Oatts v. Ferguson-Watkins & Associates (NFP)
49A05-1009-CT-581
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Oatts’ former attorney on Oatts’ suit claiming the attorney didn’t provide him a copy of expenditures for work performed and hadn’t returned money paid to hire an expert.

Richard S. Samuels v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1101-PC-123
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Michelle Lynch v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-1103-CR-85
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Charles Mullen v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1012-PC-1415
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

A.H. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1104-JV-210
Juvenile. Affirms adjudications as a delinquent for what would be Class C felony burglary and Class D felony theft if committed by an adult.

James A. Smith v. State of Indiana (NFP)
40A01-1103-CR-122
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to attempted murder and kidnapping as Class A felonies and two counts of Class C felony battery.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
 

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  1. Hail to our Constitutional Law Expert in the Executive Office! “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law,” Obama said.

  2. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  3. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

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