ILNews

Chief justices to discuss court issues

Back to TopE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and other jurists from the Midwest will talk about important issues affecting their respective courts during a panel discussion Sept. 9 at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

Chief Justice Shepard; Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer of the Supreme Court of Ohio; and former Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith of the Supreme Court of Missouri will address issues including access to justice, regulation of the legal profession, relations with the executive and legislative branches, and other matters. If time permits, the panelists will take questions from the audience.

IU - Indianapolis law professor Cynthia A. Baker will moderate the panel; the American Constitution Society's Indianapolis Lawyer Chapter will host the event. The discussion is from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis. The event is free and open to the public and people are encouraged to RSVP.

For more information, contact Dino Pollock at (312) 519-8573 or illinidp43@yahoo.com

ADVERTISEMENT

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe to Indiana Lawyer
  1. Major social engineering imposed by judicial order well in advance of democratic change, has been the story of the whole post ww2 period. Contraception, desegregation, abortion, gay marriage: all rammed down the throats of Americans who didn't vote to change existing laws on any such thing, by the unelected lifetime tenure Supreme court heirarchs. Maybe people came to accept those things once imposed upon them, but, that's accommodation not acceptance; and surely not democracy. So let's quit lying to the kids telling them this is a democracy. Some sort of oligarchy, but no democracy that's for sure, and it never was. A bourgeois republic from day one.

  2. JD Massur, yes, brings to mind a similar stand at a Texas Mission in 1836. Or Vladivostok in 1918. As you seemingly gloat, to the victors go the spoils ... let the looting begin, right?

  3. I always wondered why high fence deer hunting was frowned upon? I guess you need to keep the population steady. If you don't, no one can enjoy hunting! Thanks for the post! Fence

  4. Whether you support "gay marriage" or not is not the issue. The issue is whether the SCOTUS can extract from an unmentionable somewhere the notion that the Constitution forbids government "interference" in the "right" to marry. Just imagine time-traveling to Philadelphia in 1787. Ask James Madison if the document he and his fellows just wrote allowed him- or forbade government to "interfere" with- his "right" to marry George Washington? He would have immediately- and justly- summoned the Sergeant-at-Arms to throw your sorry self out into the street. Far from being a day of liberation, this is a day of capitulation by the Rule of Law to the Rule of What's Happening Now.

  5. With today's ruling, AG Zoeller's arguments in the cases of Obamacare and Same-sex Marriage can be relegated to the ash heap of history. 0-fer

ADVERTISEMENT