Smash of a gavel, and another piece of your freedom is gone.
Hot Air reports a decision by the Indiana Supreme Court that you have no right to defend your home against any police entry, under any circumstances, ever. The justices had ruled 3-2 that “modern Fourth Amendment” jurisprudence does not support the notion that one is protected against unlawful entry in one’s home. Bye-bye, Constitution, bye-bye, Magna Carta – for the for the inviolability of one’s home precedent goes that far.
Says “Judge” David in his summary that “resistance is against public policy,” and that resistance “might escalate the level of violence.” A bootlicking prof by the name of Bodensteiner at the Valparaiso University School of Law says that the court’s decision is consistent with the idea of preventing violence. Apparently, anyone invaded, beaten up, cuffed and hauled away by a SWAT team can later appeal the raid later, directing the appeal – I would assume – to the very same authorities that had allowed the unconstitutional raid to begin with.
Don’t make me laugh.
This is Moscow, 1935 or Berlin, 1935 – take your pick. (Actually, Phnom Penh, 1975, also comes to mind.) That three state Supreme Court justices would take the Constitution so lightly makes me wonder what they teach in law schools these days. Community organization maybe, certainly not the law.
Let’s see it the U. S. Supreme Court refuses to hear this one, too.