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Friday, January 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In J.D. v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:

In appealing the trial court judgment adjudicating her to be a delinquent child for com-mitting disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor when committed by an adult, J.D. asserts that her conduct was an exercise of free speech protected by the Indiana Constitution, that the trial court should not have admitted evidence of her statements, which were made without Miranda warnings, and that the trial court's dispositional order was excessively harsh. Conclud-ing that J.D. was engaged in protected political speech, the Court of Appeals reversed. J.D. v. State, 841 N.E.2d 204, 209-10 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006). We grant transfer and affirm the trial court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 5, 2007 04:13 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions