University of Denver

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Faces Retention Challenge (Updated)

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

Critics of Justice Stephen David’s majority opinion in a 2011 Fourth Amendment case are challenging his bid for retention. The decision rejected the “Your home is your castle” doctrine as a defense to violent acts against law enforcement personnel. Justice Robert Rucker is also standing for retention, but he dissented in the case. In a poll of state bar members, more than 80 percent recommended the retention of Justices David and Rucker, as well as the four court of appeals judges on the ballot.