Blackmon v. State, No. 48A02-1505-CR-270, ___ N.E.3d ___ (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 15, 2015).

Trial court did not err in denying Batson challenge, even though one of the State’s two race-neutral reasons for striking prospective juror was suspect and trial court did not specify which reason it found credible; under the “dual-motive” approach, the record showed the State would have exercised the strike even without the suspect reason.

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Townsend v. State, No. 02A03-1503-CR-90, ___ N.E.3d ___ (Ind. Ct. App. Nov. 5, 2015).

Jury’s rejection of insanity defense was not contrary to law, when there was evidence that defendant’s mental state was due to voluntary intoxication rather than mental disease or defect.

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Fox v. Bonam, No. 55A01-1503-PO-112, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App, Oct. 16, 2015).

The trial court erred in ordering the sheriff to seize firearms as part of a protective order between neighbors.

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Burnell v. State, No. 29A02-1412-CR-849, ___ N.E.3d ___ (Ind. Ct. App., Sept. 24, 2015).

OWI suspect’s drivers license was properly suspended under Implied Consent Law; walking away from officer and disregarding request to stop constituted refusal to submit to chemical test, even though her words had expressed reluctant agreement to be tested.

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In re Paternity of Pickett, No. 29A02-1501-JP-9, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App, Sept. 23, 2015).

Trial court erred in ordering father to contribute to child’s college expenses based on the cost of a private university rather than a public university; the private university did not offer a special curriculum and child did not discuss her decisionmaking process with her father.

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