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Electoral College documents in Indianapolis court

December 7, 2012
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Those of you who paid attention in government classes or have a nose for history may already know the role the U.S. District Courts play with Electoral College Documents. I recently learned that a court in each state is required to house a set of Electoral College documents for safekeeping.
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New law school receives big donation

December 6, 2012
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Thanks to an out-of-state donor, Indiana Tech Law School’s library collection just got a lot bigger – eight tractor-trailers bigger.
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Law students’ research at center of support for fighting gay marriage ban

November 28, 2012
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When opponents of the much talked about proposed amendment to ban gay marriage cite a study showing that the ban could impact 614 Indiana laws, they’ll be using research performed by students at Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
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Law student wins cash, prizes on ‘Wheel’

November 27, 2012
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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law student Russell Hollis won $12,500 in cash and prizes on “Wheel of Fortune.” Hollis’ episode aired Nov. 23, but was taped in September, so he’s had to be quiet about his winnings for a few months.
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Law student takes on the ‘Wheel’

November 16, 2012
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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law student Russell Hollis recently got to meet Pat Sajak and Vanna White. That’s because he taped an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” in September. Maybe he’ll have as much success – or more – as the last Indiana law student to make it on a game show.
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Nonprofit introduces own method for choosing law school

November 13, 2012
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Law School Transparency unveiled its tool to help prospective law students choose the right school for them, touting it as an alternative to the popular U.S. News & World Report law school rankings.
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New law school admits first student

November 8, 2012
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Congratulations, Megan Marks! You’re Indiana Tech Law School’s first student. The law school announced Marks’ admission this week.
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Judicial slating near death?

November 7, 2012
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With legal challenges and a new push from the Indianapolis Bar Association pending, is this a signal that the way judges in Marion County have been chosen since the 1970s is about to end?
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Pre-law majors less likely to make it into law school

October 29, 2012
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The undergraduate degree in pre-law may not be a sure path to a legal career, as students who major in it are less likely to get into law school than philosophy majors. Criminal justice majors have it even worse, according to data from the Law School Admission Council.
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Professor’s book looks at science behind jury verdicts

October 11, 2012
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A psychology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has written a book using, in part, scientific research to form a new theory as to how juries reach decisions.
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The Civil War slowed medical malpractice suits

October 2, 2012
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Doctors who think people have never been more litigious than they are today can take heart in knowing that people sued their physicians just as much in the 1850s.
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More Democrats than Republicans like how U.S. justices rule

September 28, 2012
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A recent Gallup poll shows that 57 percent of Democrats approve of the way the United States Supreme Court handles its job. Nearly the same percentage of Republicans disapprove of how the justices are ruling.  The court starts its 2012 term Monday.
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Indiana Supreme Court, ACLU celebrate Constitution Day

September 17, 2012
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If you are a faithful reader of this blog or a history buff, then you know today is Constitution Day. Three Indiana justices will travel around the state this week visiting schools in honor of Constitution Day.
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Recent law grads: Forget school rankings, focus on jobs

September 14, 2012
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A recent survey by Kaplan Test Prep shows law school applicants are so focused on where a law school ranks that they don’t think affordability or job placement numbers really matter. But recent grads would advise LSAT takers to think otherwise.
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Attorney launches blog on lawyer troubles

September 13, 2012
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Rochester attorney Ted Waggoner has launched “Lawyers with Troubles” with the aim to prevent lawyers from repeating the mistakes made by others and finding themselves in hot water.
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Terre Haute federal courthouse escapes closure

September 12, 2012
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The Judicial Conference of the United States announced Tuesday that it will close six non-resident federal courthouses to save money. The facility in Terre Haute, which was placed on a list for consideration of closure earlier this year, will remain open.
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Studying for the LSAT messed with your brain

August 29, 2012
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It turns out that preparing to take the LSAT causes tiny structural changes in the brain that physically bolster connections between the areas of the brain needed for reasoning. LSAT test prep providers rejoice.
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Who are the justices again?

August 21, 2012
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A recent poll survey has found only 34 percent of Americans can name at least one U.S. Supreme Court justice. I would imagine the same could be said for Indiana’s justices.
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Attorney donation to install handrails at Assembly Hall

August 20, 2012
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Bloomington attorney Ken Nunn really does love Indiana University basketball, so much so that he’s willing to donate money to keep fans safe during games.
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Want to be a rich judge? Get a TV show

August 17, 2012
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Compared with the salaries of most Americans, judges’ salaries are enviable. But when you see how much TV “judges” make, it makes our judicial salaries look miniscule.
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Will the governor appoint a female justice?

August 9, 2012
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When the application process began for those interesting in being the next Indiana justice, women dominated the applicant pool. Now, Gov. Mitch Daniels has just a 33 percent chance of appointing a woman to the Indiana Supreme Court.
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ABA addresses lawyer use of technology, nonlawyer assistance

August 8, 2012
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The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates has been busy these last few days, adopting policies on criminal justice reforms, civil standards in immigration detention, and ethics in the profession.
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Bar network lets lawyers lend a hand

August 6, 2012
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Several bars across the country have set up support networks for legal professionals who need assistance with big and small requests. The inspiration for the program came from a Louisiana model that took off after Hurricane Katrina.
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Ice Miller in top 5 of female equity partners

July 30, 2012
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A look at data by the National Law Journal found that Indianapolis-based Ice Miller LLP is third among large law firms in the number of women equity partners. Another firm with Indiana connections also placed high on the list.
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Law school fined for providing false admissions data

July 25, 2012
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The American Bar Association sent a strong message to the University of Illinois College of Law Tuesday, fining the school $250,000 for submitting inaccurate information to the ABA through the association’s annual questionnaires of law schools.
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  2. Yes diversity is so very important. With justice Rucker off ... the court is too white. Still too male. No Hispanic justice. No LGBT justice. And there are other checkboxes missing as well. This will not do. I say hold the seat until a physically handicapped Black Lesbian of Hispanic heritage and eastern religious creed with bipolar issues can be located. Perhaps an international search, with a preference for third world candidates, is indicated. A non English speaker would surely increase our diversity quotient!!!

  3. First, I want to thank Justice Rucker for his many years of public service, not just at the appellate court level for over 25 years, but also when he served the people of Lake County as a Deputy Prosecutor, City Attorney for Gary, IN, and in private practice in a smaller, highly diverse community with a history of serious economic challenges, ethnic tensions, and recently publicized but apparently long-standing environmental health risks to some of its poorest residents. Congratulations for having the dedication & courage to practice law in areas many in our state might have considered too dangerous or too poor at different points in time. It was also courageous to step into a prominent and highly visible position of public service & respect in the early 1990's, remaining in a position that left you open to state-wide public scrutiny (without any glitches) for over 25 years. Yes, Hoosiers of all backgrounds can take pride in your many years of public service. But people of color who watched your ascent to the highest levels of state government no doubt felt even more as you transcended some real & perhaps some perceived social, economic, academic and professional barriers. You were living proof that, with hard work, dedication & a spirit of public service, a person who shared their same skin tone or came from the same county they grew up in could achieve great success. At the same time, perhaps unknowingly, you helped fellow members of the judiciary, court staff, litigants and the public better understand that differences that are only skin-deep neither define nor limit a person's character, abilities or prospects in life. You also helped others appreciate that people of different races & backgrounds can live and work together peacefully & productively for the greater good of all. Those are truths that didn't have to be written down in court opinions. Anyone paying attention could see that truth lived out every day you devoted to public service. I believe you have been a "trailblazer" in Indiana's legal community and its judiciary. I also embrace your belief that society's needs can be better served when people in positions of governmental power reflect the many complexions of the population that they serve. Whether through greater understanding across the existing racial spectrum or through the removal of some real and some perceived color-based, hope-crushing barriers to life opportunities & success, movement toward a more reflective representation of the population being governed will lead to greater and uninterrupted respect for laws designed to protect all peoples' rights to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. Thanks again for a job well-done & for the inevitable positive impact your service has had - and will continue to have - on countless Hoosiers of all backgrounds & colors.

  4. Diversity is important, but with some limitations. For instance, diversity of experience is a great thing that can be very helpful in certain jobs or roles. Diversity of skin color is never important, ever, under any circumstance. To think that skin color changes one single thing about a person is patently racist and offensive. Likewise, diversity of values is useless. Some values are better than others. In the case of a supreme court justice, I actually think diversity is unimportant. The justices are not to impose their own beliefs on rulings, but need to apply the law to the facts in an objective manner.

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