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Board of Commissioners of Union County v. McGuinness  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 81S01-1708-PL-529

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing this action brought by the Board of Commissioners of Union County (Union County) seeking a declaratory judgment and an injunction against the Commissi...

McAlpin v. State  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 39S01-1705-CR-342

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions, rendered after a jury trial, for committing various meth-related crimes with a drug-free-zone enhancement. The court of appeals reversed the drug-free=zone enhancement...

In the Matter of: Gillian DePrez Keiffner
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 49S00-1509-DI-522
Leonard v. State  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 02S00-1604-LW-185

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment convicting Defendant of two counts of knowing murder, one count of conspiracy to commit arson, and dozens of counts of arson. The trial court sentenced Defendant to l...

McGuire v. State  
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 09S02-1707-CR-491

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of Class A felony child molesting. During the plea hearing and at sentencing, the prosecutor, the defense counsel, and the trial court agreed that the statutory sentencing range for...

Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission v. Spirited Sales, LLC  
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 49S00-1611-PL-614

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s order directing the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to grant Spirited Sales, LLC’s (Spirited) application for a liquor wholesaler’s permit and reinstated the Commission...

In the Matter of: Douglas L. Krasnoff
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 49S00-1308-DI-517
Miller v. State  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 28S04-1707-CR-468

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with felony attempted murder and felony aggravated battery. The trial judge adjudged Defendant guilty but mentally ill on both counts. Defendant appealed, arguing in part that the State did not pres...

Walik L. Whiteside v. State of Indiana
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 02S05-1706-CR-441
Jacobs v. State  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 49S02-1706-CR-438

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction of Class A misdemeanor possession of a handgun with a license, holding that the State’s detention and search of Defendant was unreasonable under Ind. Const. art. I, 11....

Shinnock v. State  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 18S05-1706-CR-429

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of bestiality. On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court abused its discretion when it admitted evidence of his admissions of guilt,...

Snow v. State  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 45S03-1703-CR-169

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant carried a handgun as she battered a law enforcement officer and resisted law enforcement. Defendant was not charged with a firearm-related offense, but nonetheless, the State introduced her gun into evidence at...

Harris v. State  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 45S03-1703-CR-172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for battery against a public safety official and resisting law enforcement, holding (1) as the Supreme Court held in Snow v. State, __ N.E. 3d __ (Ind. 2017), the trial...

William McNeal v. State of Indiana
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 49S05-1706-CR-405
In the Matter of: Everett E. Powell, II
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 49S00-1504-DI-231
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