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Indiana Supreme Court Saying Magna Carta Isnít Fit For Purpose About Freedom?
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Posted on 05/14/2011 10:09:28 AM PDT by sussex

No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned or disseised of his free tenement or of his liberties or free customs, or outlawed or exiled or in any way ruined, nor will we go against such a man or send against him save by lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land. To no-one will we sell or deny of delay right or justice.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: habeascorpus; indiana; judges; kingjohn; magnacarta; policestate; runnymede

1 posted on 05/14/2011 10:09:33 AM PDT by sussex
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To: sussex
It's time for a few of these robed renegades to be encouraged to return to private life....

my humble only...

2 posted on 05/14/2011 10:13:16 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: sussex

men in black


3 posted on 05/14/2011 10:15:45 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: sussex

This has the potential to get police officers killed. Maybe some conservative LEOs in Indiana should test this decision by forcibly entering the justices’ homes.


4 posted on 05/14/2011 10:27:34 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: tutstar
men in black

Majority are communists criminals that think the robe makes them a god.

5 posted on 05/14/2011 10:29:36 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: sussex
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Well, now that Indiana's justices have nullified the U.S. Constitution's 4th amendment protections by judicial fiat, it's not only your front door being kicked in. The decision also affects your private phone calls, emails, and dinner table conversations. Whatever occurs inside the four walls of your home is now subject to warrantless search and seizure.
6 posted on 05/14/2011 10:40:13 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey
"Well, now that Indiana's justices have nullified the U.S. Constitution's 4th amendment protections by judicial fiat, it's not only your front door being kicked in. The decision also affects your private phone calls, emails, and dinner table conversations. Whatever occurs inside the four walls of your home is now subject to warrantless search and seizure."

We all recall stories of Soviet people going into a restroom, turning the water on full blast and having a private conversation nearby. I feel sure that still goes on in that region today, even with the Soviet Union's collapse, and I'm equally certain that we're headed in that direction in this once free country. How sad that we've come to this. Our relief from this sort of oppression is many generations down history's time line, if ever.

7 posted on 05/14/2011 10:48:45 AM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: sussex
"The poorest man may in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement."

Pitt the Elder, speaking in the House of Lords, 1763


8 posted on 05/14/2011 10:52:10 AM PDT by Clive
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To: Clive

Read the case please. It wasn’t his cottage.


9 posted on 05/14/2011 10:58:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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10 posted on 05/14/2011 11:10:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: sussex

What’s the make up of the court? From the decision it would seem three leftists versus 2 conservatives.


11 posted on 05/14/2011 11:59:44 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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You can find their bios here: Indiana Supreme Court

Here's what they had to say:
Justice David: "We believe a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence."

His use of the word "modern" is significant in that it reflects his belief in the U.S. Constitution as being a "living" document, subject to shifting interpretation, at the whim of the justices.

Now he gazes into his crystal ball, and drifts into prior restraint. Meet the Indiana Department of Pre-Crime: "We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest." Ahem...sir, that's why the Fourth Amendment prevents a great deal of broken crockery and blood on the floor.

Justices Robert Rucker and Brent Dickson dissented: "The ruling runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment against unreasonable search and seizure." Justice Rucker: "In my view the majority sweeps with far too broad a brush by essentially telling Indiana citizens that government agents may now enter their homes illegally that is, without the necessity of a warrant, consent or exigent circumstances." Justice Dickson: "The wholesale abrogation of the historic right of a person to reasonably resist unlawful police entry into his dwelling is unwarranted and unnecessarily broad."

12 posted on 05/14/2011 12:58:33 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

I wonder if they’re getting extra protection? There are a lot of crazies out there that might take their benevolent, thoughtful decision amiss.


13 posted on 05/14/2011 4:12:34 PM PDT by dljordan ("The Land of the Fee and the Home of the Slave")
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