With the Indiana Law Blog in its final lap, I thought I'd try to do the news. As will appear, it's a plainly rookie attempt--but maybe with some interesting stuff.
Here is some reporting on the execution of Bill Benefiel last night:
Lafayette Courier & Journal: Inmate Executed (AP)
Evansville Courier Press: Governer Daniels is "Ambivalent" about the Death Penalty
Not a word about the execution in the Bloomington paper, or about the band of about a dozen protesters on the courthouse steps last night.
Here's the latest on the reprosecution of David Camm from the Louisville Courier-Journal. (Questioning of a man who sold Boney a gun.)
From Merrillville, The Post-Tribune reports a very sad and puzzling story about a mentally retarded 24-year old woman being held on $25,000 bond for attacking her grandmother.
On Daylight Savings Time:
"Zero Hour" for DST (Louisville)
Compromise Sought (AP) (Evansville)
From Fort Wayne
From the FWJG I also picked up a neat link I didn't know about to audio and video of the General Assembly, House and Senate. I'll have to give it a whirl in my copious spare time.
From Richmond, The Paladium-Item reports here that the Earlham student who pied William Krystol has been charged with misdemeanor battery. (Seems extreme to me. If Krystol were upset enough, he'd have a slam dunk civil suit, and a lawyer to take the case on a contingency fee. I guess the First Amendment permits students to ask Justice Scalia if he sodomizes his wife without fear of prosecution.)
From the Evansville Courier Press, a story that Todd Rokita, the Secretary of State, wants to make Indiana the sixth state to require picture ID's to vote.
And, finally, again fromt the Lafayette Journal & Courier, a great guest column, having nothing to do with law, on the new food pyramid: "I don't wish to frighten you but according to news stories medical science has identified the following foods that will kill you; meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs and maybe bread. . . ."
Trying out the news has been educational, but there's no way I can keep this up. And I didn't even look at the Indy Star.
I'm going back to Blakely and the courts.