• Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

    In USA v. Jeffrey P. Taylor (ND Ind., Lozano), a 19-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes: In this new appeal, Taylor argues that the Double Jeopardy Clause barred the second prosecution. He also challenges the district court’s handling of strikes for cause during jury selection and certain limitations on his cross-examination of two law-enforcement officers.

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  • Ind. Decisions - Rare published dissent to transfer denial

    Henry L. Shell, Jr. v. State of Indiana is a 3-2 order filed this afternoon by the Supreme Court, denying appellant's petition to transfer. At issue were allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. From a rare published dissent of Justice David writes, joined by Justice Rucker: I respectfully dissent from the denial of transfer.

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  • A teaching moment - Trust no one!

    Professor Joel Schumm sends this West copy of a Court of Appeals ruling from Oct. 7, 2014. The case is Clark v. State. West clearly marks the decision, downloaded today, as "a not-for-publication memorandum decision" which "shall not be regarded as precedent and shall not be cited by any court." But the same opinion, accessed today from the Courts own website, shows the ruling ...

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  • Ind. Gov't. - "Will lawmakers learn from Behning case?"

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Veteran Statehouse reporter Lesley Weidenbener has a good column today in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes: Ethics questions involving House Education Chairman Bob Behning rose and fell last week in just a matter of days, but the underlying issues shouldn't go away so quickly.

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  • Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 2 today (and 6 NFP)

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 For publication opinions today (2): In Christopher Tiplick v. State of Indiana , a 16-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge May writes: Christopher Tiplick appeals the denial of his motion to dismiss eleven counts of his eighteen count indictment. He presents multiple issues for our review, one of which we find dispositive: whether, at the time of Tiplick’s alleged offenses, Ind.

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  • Ind. Gov't. - "IDEM cites erosion problems on Section 4 of I-69"

    The Sunday Bloomington Herald-Times contains a very long $$$ story (partsof it may be accessed here) by Michael Reschke on environmental violations related to I-69 construction. Some quotes: Failure to install proper sediment control measures. Failure to utilize runoff control measures. Failure to take corrective action in a timely manner since it took 17 days to address iss ...

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  • Ind. Courts - "Herx lawyer no stranger to complex, tough cases"

    Rebecca S. Green and Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had this long story Sunday - some quotes: Kathleen DeLaney goes to work in a 1920s home where creaky wood floors are part of the charm of the sleepy neighborhood. No cubicles or high-rise elevators for the small, female-owned law firm located outside the hustle of downtown Indianapolis.

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