The code snippet
boolean b = true;
will cause IntelliJ IDEA's introspection to produce a warning on the second line, saying that the condition b is always true. I am aware of that, that's the whole point of an assertion! I'd appreciate if that (in my opinion) bug could be fixed.
Also, is there any means of suppressing specific warnings (i.e. at a specific code place)? It seems to me that Java's @SuppressWarnings annotation only covers a small subset of all possible warnings - at least if you take IDEA's introspection warnings into account.