More Than 200 Rally Against Indiana High Court Ruling

by Rick Howlett on May 25, 2011

The organizer of a rally in Indiana is urging people to vote to remove the state Supreme Court justice who wrote a ruling that residents don’t have the right to resist police officers who illegally enter their homes.

About 250 people turned up at the Indiana Statehouse today to protest the ruling.

Organizer Jeff Houk urged people to vote against Justice Steven David, who wrote the ruling. David will be up for retention in the November 2012 election.

Critics contend the 3-2 ruling violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protection against illegal searches and centuries of common law precedent regarding homeowners rights and the limits of police power.

It stemmed from the case of an Evansville man who was convicted of misdemeanor resisting law enforcement. He had shoved a police officer who entered his home without a warrant while answering a domestic disturbance call.

(Information for this story came from the Associated Press)

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