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Indiana Supreme Court offices on the move

June 14, 2017
Indiana’s restructured Office of Judicial Administration will get new digs at a lower cost later this year, officials said.More.

Man convicted for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

June 21, 2017
An Indiana jury has convicted an 80-year-old man of felony battery for punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at a January book signing.More.

Man who did not knowingly waive representation to get new trial

June 21, 2017
A southern Indiana man will receive a new trial for his invasion of privacy charges after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the trial court failed to advise him of the dangers of proceeding pro se.More.

Court vacates union representation, citing unclear deciding vote

June 21, 2017
The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board erroneously counted a ballot in favor of union representation of a northern Indiana company and impacted the outcome of an election to determine whether the union would represent the company, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held Tuesday.More.

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Man who did not knowingly waive representation to get new trial

A southern Indiana man will receive a new trial for his invasion of privacy charges after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the trial court failed to advise him of the dangers of proceeding pro se.More.

Court vacates union representation, citing unclear deciding vote

The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board erroneously counted a ballot in favor of union representation of a northern Indiana company and impacted the outcome of an election to determine whether the union would represent the company, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held Tuesday.More.

Fort Wayne TV station seeks to broadcast doctor’s sentencing hearing

A Fort Wayne television station has filed an appeal challenging a Huntington Circuit judge’s order denying its request to air a trial court recording of a doctor’s sentencing hearing for felony sexual battery.More.

Public outcry may be able to keep offensive trademarks at bay

While Monday’s decision from the Supreme Court of the United States that barred the federal government from asserting which names are offensive has been viewed as a victory for the Washington Redskins, a high school in northern Indiana may provide an example of what the eight justices were trying to accomplish.More.

High court strikes down extension of community caretaking role to non-vehicle searches

The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a portion of an Indiana Court of Appeals opinion that extended the law enforcement community caretaker role beyond questions regarding seizures of a vehicle. The justices did affirm the man's cocaine conviction, however, finding his constitutional arguments failed. 

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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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  2. I should have included Justice Sullivan in the category of one brave enough to stand up to statist bullies, at least in this instance: SULLIVAN, J., dissents, believing respondent's conduct was speech protected by the First Amendment and so no sanction is permissible. See In re Wilkins, 777 N.E.2d 714 (Ind. 2002) (Sullivan, J., dissenting). Note that Rucker recused on the re-hearing, but it mattered not, since Shepard and Dickson were ready to keep at the lash, with the concurrence of Justice Boehn in the culling of the whipping. I have met Wilkins ... a fine Christian gentleman who was sufficiently chilled by this public flogging.

  3. Princess, yes, we can only hope. While the court has been freed from a deep stagnation (and even worse) over the past seven years, there is no doubt that some of the new blood seems to be the same statist caliber as the old blood. (Queue the Who). Once needs only study the deep background of former "justice" Rucker as to the Wilkins appeal to realize that his replacement need not do anymore than respect judicial decorum to be a major improvement! Here ... http://caselaw.findlaw.com/in-supreme-court/1162301.html KNOW THIS .. Judge Rucker was on the appellate court that the Wilkins brief criticized, and then Rucker had the audacity to not recuse himself when transfer was granted, after he moved up to the big leagues! So he sat over a case judging his own decision adverse to an attorney below ... Wow ... that says so much about what made the Shepard court tick. As an aside, Judge Boehm was the only constitutionalist on that court, if judged by his response to seeing Wilkins tied to the whipping post. See dissent here: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/archive/02040301.bed.html

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