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E-filing pilot begins in Indiana

July 1, 2015
Lawyers will have to file electronically in all Indiana state courts by the end of 2018, according to a plan overseen by Supreme Court Justice Steven David and Court of Appeals Judge Paul Mathias. Hamilton County will get the ball rolling in a few weeks.More.

Agents testify insurance was increased before home explosion

July 7, 2015
Insurance agents say the girlfriend of a man accused of blowing up an Indianapolis house nearly doubled the coverage for the contents of her home 11 months before the explosion that killed two neighbors.More.

GPS search after fatal crash unconstitutional, COA holds

July 7, 2015
The warrantless search of a driver's global positioning system after a crash in which a passenger died was unconstitutional, the Indiana Court of Appeals held Tuesday.More.

Teens sentence their peers in Tippecanoe County program

July 7, 2015
A special Tippecanoe County Courthouse program has jurors, lawyers and defendants, but they're all younger than 18.More.

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GPS search after fatal crash unconstitutional, COA holds

The warrantless search of a driver's global positioning system after a crash in which a passenger died was unconstitutional, the Indiana Court of Appeals held Tuesday.More.

Indiana Supreme Court weighs case on custody, mental illness

The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing an emotionally charged case in which a man lost custody of his daughter after spurning child-welfare officials’ suggestions that he leave his mentally ill wife based on their fears that she might harm the girl.More.

In 3-2 decision, justices reinstate molestation conviction

A 3-2 decision of the Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a Class A felony child molestation conviction that the Court of Appeals reversed because the defendant was denied opportunities to admit evidence.More.

Firefighter allegedly targeted with noose sues ex-official

A black Marion firefighter whose wife belongs to the family of a lynching victim has filed a federal lawsuit against an assistant fire chief who allegedly tied a rope into a noose.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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