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Dog soothes stressed law students

Jennifer Nelson
December 21, 2011
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Therapy dogs aren’t just for sick patients or scared kids.
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Celebrate your rights

Jennifer Nelson
December 15, 2011
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Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day. Which of the first 10 amendments is the most important?
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Ad capitalizes on holiday drinking

Jennifer Nelson
December 12, 2011
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Add an Indianapolis attorney to the list of lawyers creatively marketing their services to those who drink too much this time of year.
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Budget cuts affecting courts

Jennifer Nelson
December 1, 2011
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The state of the economy is impacting our access to justice, according to the National Center for State Courts.
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Lawyer cashes in on Cyber Monday frenzy

Jennifer Nelson
November 29, 2011
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How’s this for a Cyber Monday promotion: one attorney offered DUI defense for just $99.
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Commission irons out details in half-day meeting

Jenny Montgomery
November 18, 2011
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The Legislature’s Criminal Code Evaluation Commission met Thursday. If you missed the three-and-a-half hour meeting, read on to find out what happened.
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Judge is a fan of Johnny Carson

Jennifer Nelson
November 16, 2011
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I am about to show my age: I had to do a Google search to find out who Carnac is.
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Wellness while you work

Jennifer Nelson
November 9, 2011
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What’s the best way to fit working out into your workday? Work out while you work.
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  1. Poor Judge Brown probably thought that by slavishly serving the godz of the age her violations of 18th century concepts like due process and the rule of law would be overlooked. Mayhaps she was merely a Judge ahead of her time?

  2. in a lawyer discipline case Judge Brown, now removed, was presiding over a hearing about a lawyer accused of the supposedly heinous ethical violation of saying the words "Illegal immigrant." (IN re Barker) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-discipline-2013-55S00-1008-DI-429.pdf .... I wonder if when we compare the egregious violations of due process by Judge Brown, to her chiding of another lawyer for politically incorrectness, if there are any conclusions to be drawn about what kind of person, what kind of judge, what kind of apparatchik, is busy implementing the agenda of political correctness and making off-limits legit advocacy about an adverse party in a suit whose illegal alien status is relevant? I am just asking the question, the reader can make own conclsuion. Oh wait-- did I use the wrong adjective-- let me rephrase that, um undocumented alien?

  3. of course the bigger questions of whether or not the people want to pay for ANY bussing is off limits, due to the Supreme Court protecting the people from DEMOCRACY. Several decades hence from desegregation and bussing plans and we STILL need to be taking all this taxpayer money to combat mostly-imagined "discrimination" in the most obviously failed social program of the postwar period.

  4. You can put your photos anywhere you like... When someone steals it they know it doesn't belong to them. And, a man getting a divorce is automatically not a nice guy...? That's ridiculous. Since when is need of money a conflict of interest? That would mean that no one should have a job unless they are already financially solvent without a job... A photographer is also under no obligation to use a watermark (again, people know when a photo doesn't belong to them) or provide contact information. Hey, he didn't make it easy for me to pay him so I'll just take it! Well heck, might as well walk out of the grocery store with a cart full of food because the lines are too long and you don't find that convenient. "Only in Indiana." Oh, now you're passing judgement on an entire state... What state do you live in? I need to characterize everyone in your state as ignorant and opinionated. And the final bit of ignorance; assuming a photo anyone would want is lucky and then how much does your camera have to cost to make it a good photo, in your obviously relevant opinion?

  5. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Diane Wood has stated in “The Rule of Law in Times of Stress” (2003), “that neither laws nor the procedures used to create or implement them should be secret; and . . . the laws must not be arbitrary.” According to the American Bar Association, Wood’s quote drives home this point: The rule of law also requires that people can expect predictable results from the legal system; this is what Judge Wood implies when she says that “the laws must not be arbitrary.” Predictable results mean that people who act in the same way can expect the law to treat them in the same way. If similar actions do not produce similar legal outcomes, people cannot use the law to guide their actions, and a “rule of law” does not exist.

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