Recent Blog Posts

Poll shows what Americans think of U.S. Supreme Court

September 23, 2010
Comments(0)
Americans approve of the nation’s highest court, but many don’t know much about its confirmation process.
More

Discipline inconsistencies

September 21, 2010
Comment(1)
Is Indiana too lenient on substance-abusing attorneys?
More

Students, judges, lawyers, and reporters participate in Constitution Day

September 20, 2010
Comments(0)
If you were asked to find in the U.S. and Indiana constitutions where our rights are specifically outlined, such as freedom of religion, right to keep and bear arms, right to vote, freedom of speech, right to a trial by jury, and education, could you do it? Find out in today’s blog about the recent Constitution Day event at the Statehouse.
More

A boys' club?

September 17, 2010
Comments(2)
Indiana still remains one of two states – the other being Idaho – that has no women justices. None.
More

Judge's focus 'odd,' 'inappropriate' for Circuit's taste

September 14, 2010
Comments(0)
Sometimes a case makes the news not because of the merits, but for some other reason. Such a case came from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. Writing for the panel, Judge Diane P. Wood noted there was “little out of the ordinary” in Jose Figueroa’s trial and conviction.
More

Survey: Law schools receive negative letters

September 13, 2010
Comment(1)
A recent survey found a majority of law school and medical school admissions offices had received negative recommendation letters. Why would someone ask for a letter that might not be positive – and why would someone agree, only to write a negative letter?
More

'The most litigious man in history'

September 10, 2010
Comments(0)
You might hear the name Gordon Gekko and think of the movie “Wall Street” and the character played by Michael Douglas. But that name has special meaning for Indiana’s federal courts, where a prisoner pro se litigant uses that as one of his many aliases to file lawsuit after lawsuit.
More

Call sheds light on civics staff cuts

September 8, 2010
Comments(0)
During a conference call with teachers, Indiana Bar Foundation staff members explained the need to restructure the program, and answered questions.
More

More legal jobs, barely

September 7, 2010
Comments(0)

Legal jobs saw a modest increase in employment for August.

More

Planning for the unexpected

August 30, 2010
Comments(0)
Does your firm’s disaster plan include what to do regarding random acts of violence?
More

Counseling programs for homebuyers discussed at event

August 25, 2010
Comments(0)
The CEO and president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago discussed foreclosures and the housing market, comparing counseling programs in Indianapolis and Chicago that help people buying homes avoid making bad choices, as part of a breakfast on Tuesday.
More

19th Amendment turns 90

August 23, 2010
Comment(1)
This week and last week mark significant anniversaries when it comes to women winning the right to vote in the United States after fighting for that right for decades. An exhibit about the women’s suffrage movement and an event featuring historic interpreters are two ways to commemorate the occasion.
More

Creative advertising

August 19, 2010
Comments(0)
If you find yourself in need of a DUI attorney, look at the pint glass you're holding.
More

Defense lawyers aren't responsible?

August 16, 2010
Comments(0)
An insurance company’s video about two defense attorneys raises some questions.
More

Unique situation for Gov. Daniels

August 12, 2010
Comments(0)

Gov. Mitch Daniels will get to do what only one other governor has done with regards to Indiana’s appellate courts.

More

Counterfeit at the fair?

August 11, 2010
Comment(1)
Rides, food, and fake handbags at the Indiana State Fair.
More

Pressure on the governor

August 9, 2010
Comments(0)

Could the female finalist for justice have an edge because of her gender?

More

Firm, IBA support pro bono mediation day

August 3, 2010
Comments(0)

Today’s mediation day at law firm offers a different type of pro bono project.

More

Finalists all have IU-Indy law degrees

August 2, 2010
Comments(0)
Justices with law degrees from Indiana University will be the majority on the Indiana Supreme Court.
More

Interviews over, now wait begins

July 30, 2010
Comments(0)

Commission members are now deliberating. A decision could come any time.

More

The interviews continue

July 30, 2010
Comments(0)
Reporter Michael Hoskins breaks down the next three interviews for Indiana Supreme Court justice.
More

Justice interviews begin

July 30, 2010
Comments(0)
Interview highlights from the first three semi-finalists for Indiana Supreme Court justice.
More

Blogging the interviews

July 29, 2010
Comments(0)

We’ll be blogging about the justice interviews Friday throughout the day.

More

Is judicial activism really a bad thing?

July 27, 2010
Comments(3)
Groups who oppose the rulings of certain judges throw out the term “activist” but is that really a bad thing?
 
More

Film features med-mal case

July 26, 2010
Comments(0)

A movie at the Indianapolis International Film Festival last week featured the plaintiff’s side of a medical-malpractice case where the doctor misdiagnosed the husband’s medical condition, possibly causing his death. However, even though the patient’s wife didn’t want to file a law suit and it was her sister’s idea to hire a litigator, the lawyer proceeded anyway. Would or could this happen in a real case?

More

Page  << 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >> pager
ADVERTISEMENT
Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. I can understand a 10 yr suspension for drinking and driving and not following the rules,but don't you think the people who compleate their sentences and are trying to be good people of their community,and are on the right path should be able to obtain a drivers license to do as they please.We as a state should encourage good behavior instead of saying well you did all your time but we can't give you a license come on.When is a persons time served than cause from where I'm standing,its still a punishment,when u can't have the freedom to go where ever you want to in car,truck ,motorcycle,maybe their should be better programs for people instead of just throwing them away like daily trash,then expecting them to change because they we in jail or prison for x amount of yrs.Everyone should look around because we all pay each others bills,and keep each other in business..better knowledge equals better community equals better people...just my 2 cents

  2. I was wondering about the 6 million put aside for common attorney fees?does that mean that if you are a plaintiff your attorney fees will be partially covered?

  3. My situation was hopeless me and my husband was on the verge of divorce. I was in a awful state and felt that I was not able to cope with life any longer. I found out about this great spell caster drlawrencespelltemple@hotmail.com and tried him. Well, he did return and now we are doing well again, more than ever before. Thank you so much Drlawrencespelltemple@hotmail.comi will forever be grateful to you Drlawrencespelltemple@hotmail.com

  4. I expressed my thought in the title, long as it was. I am shocked that there is ever immunity from accountability for ANY Government agency. That appears to violate every principle in the US Constitution, which exists to limit Government power and to ensure Government accountability. I don't know how many cases of legitimate child abuse exist, but in the few cases in which I knew the people involved, in every example an anonymous caller used DCS as their personal weapon to strike at innocent people over trivial disagreements that had no connection with any facts. Given that the system is vulnerable to abuse, and given the extreme harm any action by DCS causes to families, I would assume any degree of failure to comply with the smallest infraction of personal rights would result in mandatory review. Even one day of parent-child separation in the absence of reasonable cause for a felony arrest should result in severe penalties to those involved in the action. It appears to me, that like all bureaucracies, DCS is prone to interpret every case as legitimate. This is not an accusation against DCS. It is a statement about the nature of bureaucracies, and the need for ADDED scrutiny of all bureaucratic actions. Frankly, I question the constitutionality of bureaucracies in general, because their power is delegated, and therefore unaccountable. No Government action can be unaccountable if we want to avoid its eventual degeneration into irrelevance and lawlessness, and the law of the jungle. Our Constitution is the source of all Government power, and it is the contract that legitimizes all Government power. To the extent that its various protections against intrusion are set aside, so is the power afforded by that contract. Eventually overstepping the limits of power eliminates that power, as a law of nature. Even total tyranny eventually crumbles to nothing.

  5. Being dedicated to a genre keeps it alive until the masses catch up to the "trend." Kent and Bill are keepin' it LIVE!! Thank you gentlemen..you know your JAZZ.

ADVERTISEMENT