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Justices weigh gun store's liability in policeman's shooting

September 7, 2016
A gun store’s possible liability for making a straw sale of a handgun that wounded an Indianapolis police officer is a matter of first impression for Indiana and a case watched closely for legal and policy implications nationwide.More.

Facebook and its lawyers slammed by judge in terrorism suits

September 23, 2016
A federal judge slammed Facebook Inc., saying the social media giant might not be doing enough to deter terrorists from using its platform.More.

More Hillary Clinton emails to be released by State Department

September 23, 2016
The State Department told a federal judge Friday it found 5,600 work-related e-mails from a disk of deleted messages recovered from the private email server Hillary Clinton used while secretary of state, raising the possibility of further disclosures on a subject that has dogged the Democrat’s presidential bid.More.

Trump’s new Supreme Court list favors swing states over DC

September 23, 2016
Donald Trump’s new list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees has something for everyone — except maybe the Washington establishment.More.

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Trump’s new Supreme Court list favors swing states over DC

Donald Trump’s new list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees has something for everyone — except maybe the Washington establishment.More.

COA affirms denial of foster parents’ petition for adoption

A set of foster parents do not have the right to adopt two children without their father’s consent despite the fact that the father does not have visitation with the children, the Indiana Court of Appeals found Friday.More.

New study: State needs 17 more judicial officers

The biggest assessment of Indiana trial court caseloads and resources ever conducted reveals state trial courts need 17 more judges, magistrates and judicial officers than currently allocated.More.

7th Circuit Court finds former county employee’s FLSA rights were not violated

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals found Thursday that Tippecanoe County adequately compensated a former employee who sued the county for violation of his rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act.More.

Indiana Supreme Court hears arguments in home explosion appeal

Defense counsel for Mark Leonard, the man convicted of killing two people in a 2012 home explosion, argued before the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday that Leonard’s constitutional rights to an attorney were violated when an undercover officer posed as a hitman in prison and questioned Leonard, without his attorney present, about his plan to have a key witness killed.More.

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Online Extra: Judicial Roundtable 2014

When Loretta Rush was named chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court in August, Indiana hit a milestone. For the first time, all of our state's appellate courts were being led by women. Indiana Lawyer recently invited Rush, Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik, Indiana Tax Judge Martha Wentworth and Chief Judge Robyn Moberly of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana's Bankruptcy Court to discuss their career paths as well as opportunities and challenges today's courts and lawyers face.More.

Improving a child's access to counsel

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

Early intervention for juveniles

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.

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