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Blog Posts in October, 2016

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  • Forfeiture and Greed: When is the Government’s Taking of Your Property Excessive
    Forfeiture and Greed: When is the Government’s Taking of Your Property Excessive

    In Indiana, the State is empowered to seize and take possession of the property of others via a legal mechanism known as Civil Asset Forfeiture. This process, enacted in Indiana through Indiana Code ...

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  • Keffer Barnhart LLP’s Top Ten Legal Movies
    Keffer Barnhart LLP’s Top Ten Legal Movies

    Everyone has their personal favorite legal movie. Maybe you love Jack Nicholson screaming, “you can’t handle the truth!” Or, perhaps, you chuckle every time Joe Pesci tries to say “youths” in his ...

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  • Indiana Child Support: Easy as 1, 2, 3…Perhaps
    Indiana Child Support: Easy as 1, 2, 3…Perhaps

    While many view child support as a legal complexity, in Indiana, the calculations are completed by a simple math algorithm. Through this algorithm, the Indiana Supreme Court had determined how much of ...

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  • Ex-Prisoners: They Need Jobs Too
    Ex-Prisoners: They Need Jobs Too

    From July 1, 2015, to May 1, 2016, the Indiana Department of Correction’s adult inmate population decreased from 27,200 inmates to 26,142. As the numbers suggest, incarcerated individuals often and ...

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  • Ah, City Parks: the Trees, the Grass…the Guns?
    Ah, City Parks: the Trees, the Grass…the Guns?

    Interestingly, in Indiana, a town, city, or county in Indiana cannot ban guns from its parks. In 2011, the Indiana General Assembly enacted Indiana Code 35-47-11.1-2, states that a municipality may ...

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  • The Puzzle: Dissembling and Assembling Firearms and Indiana Firearm Law
    The Puzzle: Dissembling and Assembling Firearms and Indiana Firearm Law

    Most of us have a general, and practical, understanding of the definition of a handgun or a firearm. However, under Indiana law, those terms have precise definitions. A handgun is defined under ...

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