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ACLU of Indiana's dinner to honor organization’s founder

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana’s annual dinner this year will honor Irving L. Fink, an attorney who helped found the organization and Indiana Legal Services.

The Oct. 16 dinner begins at 7 p.m. in the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Student Center, 4th Floor, 420 University Blvd., with a public reception beginning an hour earlier. The keynote speaker is Claire Buffie, an Indiana native who is the current reigning Miss New York. She graduated from Ball State University and is an advocate for equal rights.

That same day is the annual Student Conference at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis’ Inlow Hall. The conference theme is “The Life of Jane Addams,” a pioneering social worker, outspoken women’s suffragist, anti-war protestor, founding member of the ACLU and NAACP, and the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. There will also be workshops to raise awareness of rights and to promote freedom. The conference kicks off at 8 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

Registration for the Student Conference is $25 for everyone and includes parking; $75 for students who want to attend both the conference and dinner, and $100 for those without a student ID. Registration is available online on the ACLU of Indiana’s website. Registration and payment must be received by Oct. 6.

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  1. I gave tempparry guardship to a friend of my granddaughter in 2012. I went to prison. I had custody. My daughter went to prison to. We are out. My daughter gave me custody but can get her back. She was not order to give me custody . but now we want granddaughter back from friend. She's 14 now. What rights do we have

  2. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  3. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

  4. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

  5. I totally agree with John Smith.

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