Marion County small claims reform faces hurdles in Legislature

September 10, 2014
The Indiana Supreme Court’s recommendation to merge Marion County’s nine township small claims courts with Marion Superior Court may be too bold for the Indiana General Assembly, a key senator said.More.

State’s inaction does not allow man to appeal sentence

September 16, 2014
The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected a defendant’s claim that he should be given an opportunity to appeal his sentence, an option he waived by entering into a plea agreement, even though the trial court erroneously indicated he had a right to appeal and the state did not object to that advisement.More.

Court must give man time to object to ex-wife’s motion

September 16, 2014
A Marion Superior Court erred when it granted a woman’s motion to vacate a hearing on contempt charges against her without giving her ex-husband 15 days to file a response, as permitted under local rules, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.More.

Court announces 378 successful applicants on July bar exam

September 16, 2014
The list of applicants who were successful on the July Indiana bar examination is posted on the court’s website. Those who meet the other requirements of being admitted will participate in an admission ceremony Oct. 6.More.

Other Courts Coverage

Judge OKs tweeting for Purdue shooting sentencing

An Indiana judge will allow reporters to post on social media during the sentencing of a former Purdue University student who pleaded guilty to murder in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow student in January.More.

7th Circuit stays same-sex marriage decisions

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the motion for a stay of mandate filed by the defendants in Indiana’s same-sex marriage lawsuits.More.

Justices decline Kokomo mayor’s request for stay of contempt order

The Indiana Supreme Court will not stay a contempt order entered against the mayor of Kokomo over construction at the Howard County courthouse.More.

Felony murder convictions upheld in Elkhart home invasion, but sentences amended

The appeals of three teens involved in a daytime home invasion that turned fatal gave the Court of Appeals a chance to examine the felony murder statute and its application for juveniles.More.

US Supreme Court adds gay marriage to Sept. 29 agenda

The U.S. Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.More.

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Improving a child's access to counselRestricted Content

A proposed draft rule would change waiver procedures in the juvenile justice system.More.

Early intervention for juvenilesRestricted Content

A new law, along with pilot programs, encourage alternatives to keep kids out of courts.More.

Views shift on use of executions

What if 1976 hadn’t played out the way it did, and some of the jurists on the U.S. Supreme Court had held the view of capital punishment at that juncture that they did at the end of their judicial careers? The death penalty may never have been reinstated.More.

The evolution of capital punishmentRestricted Content

The Indiana Lawyer takes a historical look at how the death penalty system has evolved during the past 40 years and how Indiana has amended its practices and procedures through the decades.More.

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