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Opinions Sept. 14, 2011

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

Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Kenneth Dwayne Vaughn v. State of Indiana
45A05-1102-CR-57
Criminal. Reverses trial court’s denial of motion for mistrial, holding that restraining the defendant in the presence of the jury could have influenced the jury’s verdict.

David Pannell v. Steve Carter, et al. (NFP)
49A02-1003-PL-472
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court’s denial of motion to amend complaint.

Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of A.R.; S.S. v. IDCS (NFP)
48A02-1102-JT-99
Juvenile. Affirms termination of father’s parental rights.

Robert Johnson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A04-1101-CR-18
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for Class C felony battery.

Thomas A. Carpenter v. State of Indiana (NFP)
33A01-1103-CR-88
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s denial of Carpenter’s petition to have his felony conviction converted to a misdemeanor. Chief Judge Robb dissents.

Valdis J. Minkis v. Sherry J. Minkis (NFP)
32A01-1005-DR-272
Domestic relation. Affirms division of marital property.

Janice White v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1102-CR-88
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Indiana State Police v. Tyjuan Mayes (NFP)
49A02-1104-MI-304
Miscellaneous. Reverses trial court’s grant of Mayes’ motion to reconsider dismissal, holding Mayes failed to file an original or certified copy of the agency record as required by Indiana Code 4-21.5-5-13(a).

Christopher R. Perry v. State of Indiana (NFP)
18A02-1104-CR-364
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

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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