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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Ind. Decisions - "Alexandria man can't get $720 back from drug buy"

The Supreme Court's Sept. 1 decision in D.A. v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of a Sept. 4th story in the Anderson Herald Bulletin that concludes:

"While the plain meaning of the expungement statutes governs this case, we are sympathetic to D.A.’s argument that the purpose of the law is to provide second chances," wrote Chief Justice Loretta Rush in the ruling.

"But a policy of second chances does not allow us to expand Indiana’s expungement law to cover any record with some nexus to a criminal conviction,' he [sic.] wrote.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 6, 2016 10:27 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions