Fitness trackers add to flood of digital evidence in courts

August 10, 2016
The law surrounding the information is still evolving, particularly in the area of privacy and Fourth Amendment rights. Civil, but more likely criminal, attorneys will be handling digital evidence more and more especially as law enforcement increasingly relies on technology to track suspects and link them to crimes.More.

Willis takes first administrative lead role in state’s judiciary

August 24, 2016
Mary Willis is known in the Indiana judiciary for going beyond the day-to-day duties of a trial court judge — a mover and shaker who seemed a natural choice for the newly created position of chief administrative officer for the Indiana Supreme Court.More.

Swearing in Slaughter

August 24, 2016
A photo from the Aug. 11 investiture ceremony of Justice Geoffrey Slaughter.More.

7th Circuit opinion highlights confusion over LGBT discrimination protection

August 24, 2016
Within the first nine pages of its opinion, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s ruling that sexual orientation is not protected by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And there, the panel could have ended its discussion. But the court spotlighted the growing confusion in the courts of when, exactly, sexual orientation crosses the line into gender nonconformity.More.

Other Courts Coverage

No appeal in Indiana woman's overturned feticide conviction

Indiana's attorney general has opted not to appeal a recent ruling that overturned a woman's feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion that killed her premature infant.More.

Promise to pay for broken nose breathes life into estoppel claim

A young woman who suffered a broken nose trying to help law enforcement can have her estoppel claim move forward even though she did not file a timely notice under the Indiana Tort Claims Act.More.

Prisoner’s 2241 petition again fails in 7th Circuit

A federal prisoner trying to challenge his sentence has again tripped over procedure and lost his second appeal before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.More.

Terre Haute man charged with robbing 'Pokemon Go' players

Police have arrested a Terre Haute man in connection with a "Pokemon Go" robbery on the Indiana State University campus.More.

Indiana voter ID law differs from recent overturned rulings

Indiana's voter identification law differs from recently overturned laws in other states that legal experts say have caused disenfranchisement among minorities.More.

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In Depth Report

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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  1. Why in the world would someone need a person to correct a transcript when a realtime court reporter could provide them with a transcript (rough draft) immediately?

  2. My problem lies with the responsibilities an adult may have that they can not comply with because they have a lifetime suspension. I had one DUI & while I'm not proud of that to have a lifetime suspension now because of driving on suspensions seems extreme. Since my conviction I have graduated from college with a BSW & I am a single parent. Tell me how I am supposed to obtain a respectable job making enough money, live on my own, and raise a child without being able to drive? How am I to be reliable without depending on others and their reliability? How does one live in the middle of corn country & not drive for 15 years? It's insanity & it is wrong. These people don't care about you & your daily struggles. They don't care whether you reform & become better. In fact they are hoping to see you again because the more they see your face the more money they get pouring in. PS tell me what purpose my 6 weeks in Rockville Women's Prison served? For multiple driving while suspended. As well as the young lady who rode over with me in order to serve her 17 days in DOC. The tax payers are covering these expenses.

  3. Also ripped from today's headlines, also the work of whisteblowers reporting longstanding wrongdoing by corrupted, powerful govt agents and facing grave social consequences for so doing .... "According to the FBI and the local sheriff, the 73-year-old prosecutor repeatedly used his power to prey on vulnerable women. But as the patriarch of one of a handful of families with deep connections in politics and law enforcement, he was long considered untouchable in the swampy Louisiana parish, where roughly 50,000 live about 20 miles west of New Orleans. That began to change when Keim dialed 911, and her plea for help reached the FBI." WHAT HAPPENS TO HOOSIER whistleblowers?