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Friday, May 13, 2011

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Indiana, my beautiful home state which was once a pretty damn nice place to live, has turned into the national seat of garbage law, whether it's our garbage governor signing bills passed by our garbage legislature into garbage law, or our garbage state Supreme Court making garbage law:
Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.

"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David said.

...Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, and Justice Brent Dickson, a Hobart native, dissented from the ruling, saying the court's decision runs afoul of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

"In my view the majority sweeps with far too broad a brush by essentially telling Indiana citizens that government agents may now enter their homes illegally -- that is, without the necessity of a warrant, consent or exigent circumstances," Rucker said. "I disagree."
Well, that makes three of us.

I don't even know what else to say about what's going on in this state at the moment. All I can say is this: I am a Hoosier, and I am pissed. ads
 

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