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What is the “Castle Doctrine?”

Under the historical Castle Doctrine, individuals were not required to flee their homes in the case of a threat; rather, they had the right to use justifiable force against any unlawful intruders. The Texas version of the Castle Doctrine is … Continue reading

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Is a man's home his castle? Apparently not in Indiana.

Here's a breathtakingly broad decision: The Indiana Supreme Court, in Barnes v. State (pdf), ruled 2 days ago that "there is no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers" into your home. As NWI.com explains the decision: In … Continue reading

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