• Indiana Justice faces retention vote after controversial decision

    October 12, 2012 No comments

    An Indiana Supreme Court justice who wrote a ruling that set off a political uproar faces a rare challenge.

    Justice Steven David must pass a retention vote in the Nov. 6 election to keep his place on the state’s highest court.

    Tea party activists are urging voters to oust him because of a 2011 decision David wrote ruling residents didn’t have the right to resist police officers who illegally enter their homes. Critics say the 3-2 decision violated citizens’ longstanding right to defend their homes.

    Legislators approved a new law this year aimed at negating the ruling.

    But the critics are waging an uphill battle. Not a single justice has been removed from the court since 1970.

    If David wins, he won’t face another retention vote for 10 years.

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