• Ind. Decsions - 7th Circuit decides one today

    In USA v. Roderick Sinclair (ND Ind., Miller), a 23-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes: Sinclair appealed, raising two issues. First, he argues that the district court violated his Sixth Amendment right to counsel of his choice by denying a continuance to allow his family to hire a private attorney. Second, he challenges the court’s decision not to group the drug and felon-in-possession counts.

    1 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
  • Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

    In Jonathan D. Carpenter v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes: Jonathan Carpenter appeals the admission of evidence recovered from his home after officers entered it without a warrant in pursuit of an aggressive and bloody dog. We are asked to decide whether that entry was reasonable.

    2 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
  • Ind. Decisions - Two disciplinary rulings filed yesterday by the Supreme Court

    From In re Charles E. Cohen, a 2-page, 5-0 order: Respondent has been an attorney since 1993 and was admitted as a patent attorney by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2000. Respondent was employed by Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly") from 1999 through 2009. Respondent had a duty to protect Lilly's intellectual property and preserve Lilly's confidences.

    3 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
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    • Eli's Coming

      A former Eli Lilly attorney was suspended for 90 days by the Indiana Supreme Court for taking confidential materials with him when he left. Respondent has been an attorney since 1993 and was admitted as a patent attorney by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2000. Respondent was employed by Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly") from 1999 through 2009.

      3 readers - Legal Profession Blog
    • Minor In A Tavern Charge Not Reported On Bar Application

      An attorney who had failed to fully disclose his reportable conduct on his bar application and was convicted of a DUI after admission was suspended for six months with all but 120 days stayed and probation for three years by the Indiana Supreme Court. Respondent was admitted to practice in Indiana in May 2004.

      5 readers - Legal Profession Blog
  • Ind. Courts - "Elkhart teens appeal convictions in death of accomplice"

    Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune reported yesterday: INDIANAPOLIS — Three Elkhart teenagers who are fighting felony murder convictions and sentences in the shooting death of their friend have asked the Indiana Supreme Court to review the case. The teenagers, popularly known as the 'Elkhart Four,' are serving decades in prison in connection with a burglary that resulte ...

    1 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
  • Courts - "SCOTUS Will Consider Police Searches of Hotel Registries"

    Adam Liptak reports here in the NYTimes. The story begins: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the police in Los Angeles may inspect hotel and motel guest registries without permission from a judge. Dozens of cities, including Atlanta, Denver and Seattle, allow such searches, which law enforcement officials say help them catch fugitives and fight prostitution and drug dealing.

    3 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
    Earlier about the same topic:
    • Privacy of hotel guest lists at issue

      The Supreme Court, taking on an issue that reaches hotels and motels across the nation, agreed on Monday to rule on the power of city governments to require commercial lodgings to open their guest lists to the police. In agreeing to hear a Los Angeles case, the Justices also said they would rule on whether a lawsuit can be filed to use the Fourth Amendment to strike down a ...

      1 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
  • Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion yesterday from 7th Circuit

    In USA v. Kenneth Schmitt (SD Ind., Young), a 26-page opinion, Judge Williams writes: Law enforcement officers found drugs and an assault rifle in Kenneth Schmitt’s home while executing a warrant for his arrest. Because they were found in plain view in the course of conducting a reasonable pro-tective sweep, the district court did not err in denying Schmitt’s motion to suppress ...

    3 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
  • Environment - "Poultry manure piles targets of complaints"

    Seth Slabaugh reports today in the Muncie Star-Press in a story that begins: MUNCIE – The Indiana state chemist's office has been busy investigating complaints about piles of chicken and turkey manure since the adoption of a new manure-staging rule took full effect in 2013. The office has responded to at least 15 complaints in the past year, some of which resulted in fines or w ...

    2 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
  • Law - "Some States' Medical-Waste Rules Complicate Ebola Fight"

    That is the heading of this story in Governing by Monte Morin of McClatchy News that begins: Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable medical instruments, packaging, bed linens, cups, plates, tissues, towels, pillowcases and anything that is used to clean up after the patient must be thrown away.

    6 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
  • Ind. Gov't. - Ball State writes off $12.6 million from scam

    « Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 0 today (and 2 NFP) | Main | We are back! Well, almost » Monday, October 20, 2014 Ind. Gov't. - Ball State writes off $12.6 million from scam Updating this Oct. 14th ILB post, yesterday Seth Slabaugh had a long story in the Muncie Star-Press that began: RICHMOND – A report released Friday by a former federal prosecutor who investigat ...

    6 readers - Marcia Oddi/ The Indiana Law Blog
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