Opinions Oct. 20, 2022

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The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline on Wednesday:
William Groves v. South Bend Community School Corporation
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division. Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio.
Civil. Affirms summary judgment for the South Bend Community School Corporation on “reverse discrimination” claims made by William Groves. Finds Groves failed to prove he wasn’t hired for a pair of jobs because he was white.

Thursday opinions
Court of Appeals of Indiana
Steven Anthony Thomas v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Steven Anthony Thomas’ conviction of Level 5 felony domestic battery. Finds the state’s evidence was sufficient to rebut Thomas’ self-defense claim.

C.H. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Reverses C.H.’s commitment to the Indiana Department of Correction after he was adjudicated as a delinquent child for admitting to committing what would be, if committed by an adult, Level 6 felony theft of a firearm, Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license, Class C misdemeanor operating without a license and Class C infraction speeding. Finds the Gibson Circuit Court abused its discretion by sending C.H. to the DOC because that placement was not appropriate under the circumstances. Remands for the trial court to order a suspended DOC commitment and probation.

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