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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Indiana Decisions - More on: A multiplicity of reactions to Barnes v. State

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, this just released from the Governor's office:

May 24, 2011

Earlier today at Gov. Daniels’ media availability at IUPUI, reporters asked him for his thoughts about the recent Indiana Supreme Court decision regarding illegal entry. The governor said he was puzzled by the ruling.

To expand on that comment, David Pippen, the governor’s general counsel, said this afternoon the governor’s questions relate to the no retreat law the governor signed in 2006, which seems to be in conflict with the ruling and would trump the case law basis for the court’s determination. That statute was not raised during the course of the case. The no retreat law unequivocally strengthened the rights of Hoosiers to be secure in their homes, and the existence of the statute seems to provide ample reason for a rehearing.

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Jane Jankowski
Governor’s Office

ILB: The Indiana "no retreat" law is discussed in this ILB entry from May 16th.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 24, 2011 05:34 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions