Constitutional Law

Transfer granted to ‘knock and talk’ case

November 24, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

Indiana Lawyer Full ArticleThe state’s highest court has agreed to hear a case in which the Indiana Court of Appeals split on whether a police “knock and talk” investigation violated a man’s constitutional rights.

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Lake County Jail inmates cry foul

by: Chris Buckley

Sheriff disputes complaints, which resemble those in pending federal lawsuitNWI Times ArticleCROWN POINT | Five recent detainees at the Lake County Jail are reporting ongoing conditions that are the subject of a potential class action lawsuit filed last year. The recent complaints allege overcrowded holding cells in which dozens of inmates sleep on bare concrete … Continue reading Lake County Jail inmates cry foul

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Do Defendants Get Enough Warning About a Guilty Plea’s Consequences?

November 23, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

Tony Mauro, The National Law Journal The attention-seeking parents of the Colorado “balloon boy” must not have had their thinking caps on last month when they told police their son was aboard a runaway hot air balloon. But when their misadventure got them hauled into court, they suddenly smartened up.

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7th Circuit offers alternatives to destroying guns

November 22, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

Indiana Lawyer Full Article The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a District judge’s order that a defendant’s guns be destroyed instead of returned to him, ruling that there were other alternatives than what the District Court considered.

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Judges disagree as how to review sentence

November 21, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

Indiana Lawyer Full Article A panel of Indiana Court of Appeals judges affirmed today that a defendant’s sentence following a guilty plea wasn’t inappropriate, but the judges didn’t agree as to how to reach that conclusion.

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7th Circuit rules en banc on mezuzah case

November 14, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

Indiana Lawyer Full Article The full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that condominium owners prevented from hanging religious objects on their home can in some cases sue their association under the Fair Housing Act for alleged religious and racial discrimination, after they’ve bought the residence and moved in.

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