Opinions Nov. 5, 2012

November 5, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana opinions by IL deadline. Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals

Steven E. Miles, a/k/a Robert Dutcher v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Patrick Fluker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony murder enhanced due to use of a firearm and Class D felony receiving stolen property.

Maurice Higgins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses revocation of probation and remands to the trial court ordering Higgins' immediate release from Department of Correction. The appeals court ruled that that the trial court abused its discretion in revoking Higgins’ probation on the basis of an arrest for which a jury found him not guilty.

Term. of the Parent-Child Rel. of: R.P., Minor Child, B.H., Mother v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services, and Child Advocates, Inc. (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.



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  1. Freedom From Religion Foundation: If you really want to be free from religion, don't go to the Christmas Play or the Christmas Pageant or the Christmas Parade. Anything with "Christ" or Saint...fill in the blank...would be off limits to you. Then leave the rest of us ALONE!

  2. So the prosecutor made an error and the defendants get a full remedy. Just one short paragraph to undo the harm of the erroneous prosecution. Wow. Just wow.

  3. Wake up!!!! Lawyers are useless!! it makes no difference in any way to speak about what is important!! Just dont tell your plans to the "SELFRIGHTEOUS ARROGANT JERKS!! WHO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ANOTHER MAN/WOMAN!!!!!!

  4. Looks like you dont understand Democracy, Civilized Society does not cut a thiefs hands off, becouse now he cant steal or write or feed himself or learn !!! You deserve to be over punished, Many men are mistreated hurt in many ways before a breaking point happens! grow up !!!

  5. It was all that kept us from tyranny. So sad that so few among the elite cared enough to guard the sacred trust. Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. Sophocles No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roosevelt That was the ideal ... here is the Hoosier reality: The King can do no wrong. Legal maxim From the Latin 'Rex non potest peccare'. When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. Richard Nixon