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Smart On Crime Sentencing Reform

A new report released by the ACLU touts changes that “tough on crime” states have made to reduce incarceration rates, save money, and lower crime rates. It also mentions Indiana’s efforts in sentencing reform.

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False Expert Helps Convict the Innocent

A known liar that claimed to be an expert in wound patterns, trace metals, gun shot residue, gunshot reconstructions, blood splatters, tool marks, fingernail marks, liquid splash patterns and a crime scene investigator testified in at least 10 different States … Continue reading

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Crack-Cocaine Sentence Reductions Retroactive

Thousands of federal inmates nationally and more than 200 from Indiana could get time shaved off their prison terms for crack-cocaine convictions, after the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to make reductions retroactive starting later this year.

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No More Texting While Driving

Indiana’s ban on texting while driving law goes in effect on July 1, 2011. I’m not sure how they will enforce it but I’m sure once the cops pull you over they will find some reason to justify it.

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Indiana Prosecutor Gets Suspended

The former Delaware County Prosecutor, Mark McKinney, has been suspended for 120 days by the Indiana Supreme Court. Please click here for the details of his conflict of interest while prosecuting drug cases.

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The New Indiana State Public Defender

Steve Owens Steve Owens has been a Deputy State Public Defender and Chief Deputy State Public Defender for over 20 years. He will bring his over two decades worth of experiences and vast knowledge of the law to ensure the … Continue reading

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The 4th Amendment

Let it live.

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Feds Reject Indiana’s Medicaid Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services has informed Indiana’s Medicaid Director that their plan is illegal and must be changed. A law recently signed by Gov. Daniels prohibits funding for Planned Parenthood and would illegally deny benefits to those … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Teen’s Life Sentence

Wisconsin teen sentenced to life without parole.

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State Public Defender Retires

The Indiana State Public Defender retired today and the Indiana Supreme Court is in the process to find her replacement.

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