Charlie's Blog


Welcome to Charlie Buttrey's blog. Explore Charlie's insights on current legal issues and concerns and how they relate to our world... as well as, other subjects that have caught his eye and interest.

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  1. December 10, 2019 When one waits an hour or two (or three) for one’s case to be called, one has time to ponder life’s deeper mysteries. Like this one (which came to me yesterday several hours into the wait for my cases to be called): why is prostitution illegal, but pornography is not? Aren’t the...

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  2. December 9, 2019 There are any number of ways that states can use taxpayer money to raise awareness about illegal drug use. But I hope that no state decides to follow South Dakota’s example. Seriously. In an effort, apparently, to show that South Dakota was serious about tackling the problem of methamphetamine use in the...

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  3. December 8, 2019 I actually like winter.  Well, I’m not bothered by the cold and the snow. What I DO mind is the dark. That’s why today is a special day. You may be asking yourself “what makes today a special day?”  Good question. For many years, I always looked forward to December 22nd, since...

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  4. December 7, 2019 There may not be anything more oddly satisfying than watching dominoes being knocked down. Especially when there are a quarter million of them. Don’t believe me? Check out this video here.

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  5. December 6, 2019 If you discover a GPS tracking device on your car and then remove it, is that a theft? The Indiana Supreme Court is about to tell us. In 2018, the Warrick County (IN) Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant to plant a GPS tracking device on the 1999 Ford Expedition owned by Derek...

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