Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller released a statement Friday supporting the rehearing of a controversial Supreme Court decision denying a person the right to resist a law enforcement official’s unlawful entry into their home.
In his statement, Zoeller says while he will continue to support the conviction of Richard Barnes, the man whose arrest and conviction the case involves, his office did not advocate for the kind of broad ruling the court handed down.
He says a rehearing of the case would allow the Supreme Court to clarify the Fourth Amendment questions raised by its ruling.
Defense attorney Erin Berger has said she plans to file a petition to reconsider the case. But, even with the Attorney General’s support, the Court does not have to grant the rehearing.
Berger has until June 13th to file the petition.