Approximately 100 people particiapted in the rally. Opponents rallied against the ruling because they said it was overbroad and chipped away at the fourth amendment of the U.S. Constitution and its protections against illegal search and seizure.
"As citizens, it's our job to be ever vigilant against the government. It's the nature of government to grow to expand. Here today is where the people draw a line in the sand and say a boundary's been crossed and we're not gonna tolerate it," said rally organizer John Sheppard.
Opponents hope to defeat Supreme Court Justice Steven David for reappointment in 2012 and convince the court to either revisit its decision or have the Indiana General Assembly pass a law narrowing the right of officers to enter a home without a warrant. The Senate Majority Caucus has asked the court to grant a re-hearing for the purpose of clarifying its decision. The caucus claims the ruling may unintentionally erase hundreds of years of common law precedent on reasonable resistance and unlawful entry. Members of the Indiana General Assembly are also working on potential legislation to restore private property rights.