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Indiana High Court Upholds Its Ruling In Home Entry Case

From the Associated PressThe Indiana Supreme Court is upholding its ruling that residents don't have the right to resist police officers who illegally enter their homes. The 4-1 decision released today comes four months after the court ruled against an Evansville man charged with blocking and shoving a police officer who tried to go inside his home without a warrant after his wife called 911 during an argument. The ruling drew protests that it violated constitutional protections against illegal searches and centuries of common law precedent regarding homeowners' rights. The Supreme Court's new decision says the ruling does nothing more than bring Indiana law into stride with other states and that the argument of ``a man's home is his castle'' isn't a defense for attacking a police officer.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.