Okay folks. This involves Senate Bill 0230, and here’s the basics.
IC 1-1-2-1; IC 1-1.5; IC 35-51-1.1.
Synopsis: Applicability of federal law in Indiana. Provides that any federal act, order, law, rule, regulation, or statute found by the general assembly to be inconsistent with the power granted to the federal government in the Constitution [...]
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Indiana’s Supreme Court is now led by newly-minted Chief Justice Brent Dickson (see below, on the Court since 1986, standing for a retention vote this November). He sits with the newly-added Justices Mark S. Massa (2012, replacing former Chief Justice Shepard) and Steven David (2010, replacing former Justice Ted Boehm). Justice Robert Rucker (1999) is set [...]Continue Reading →
Thanks to Kerry Hubartt for the ink and the headline.
HEAD: Pledging Allegiance to Higher Law Disqualifies Me from Practicing Law in Indiana
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This post teases to a recent upload at the redesigned News-Sentinel website. Find below just the opening paragraph and a few lines that AWB readers should find of interest. Hit this hot link for the whole enchillada.
Indiana’s most powerful unelected governmental strongman recently put a plan into action that will reverberate in the [...]Continue Reading →
For The News-Sentinel
At the risk of being self-laudatory, congratulations are in order. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (CCA7) recently admitted me to its bar – I just received a beautiful, suitable-for-framing certificate acknowledging this milestone.
CCA7 supervises all [...]Continue Reading →
Blame it on JBloom, he encouraged me. Here is a selection from my reply brief in the case of Brown v. Bowman, now pending oral argument before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. All of the briefing in the case is accessable at www.archangelinstitute.org (look for gavel picture)
I. Oh how they love [...]Continue Reading →
Next week I argue my own case before the esteemed Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Yes, I know,”fool for a client.” I’ll take that chance, but it gets worse. I am not only the plaintiff-on-appeal and the attorney, I am also Exhibit A. Which, at least in my tortured logic, is [...]Continue Reading →
Last May the Indiana Supreme Court surprised constitutionalists and patriots the nation over by calling the “castle doctrine” — that is, the age-old view that a man’s home is his castle, his place to defend from all unauthorized invasions — a thing of the past.
The newly minted Justice Steven David, writing for himself, [...]Continue Reading →
L Marine has called me out on the last post …
I personally think that the conclusions in this editorial are hogwash!! While the vetting process for State Supreme judges may need improving noone can be sure how an appointed judge will rule until they start ruling. I certainly disagree with the Court’s finding in [...]Continue Reading →
Some say that Governor Mitch Daniels disappointed a waiting nation when he aborted his presidential contender strip tease. Most take his claim of refusing to go “the full Monty” due to family concerns at face value. I think other breaking news may have advised modesty on Mitch’s part.
That breaking news is Barnes v. State, [...]Continue Reading →