District Courts

Suit: Montgomery Sheriff’s Office violated constitution

July 24, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
A complaint filed last week in federal court claims the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department falsely told a man that he had a no-contact order against him and was prohibited from seeing his 12-year-old son.
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Suspect to be charged after 9 die in sweltering truck

July 24, 2017
 Associated Press
A man will be charged in federal court Monday in San Antonio, Texas, after his arrest in the deaths of nine people whose “very hot” bodies were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in a Texas parking lot alongside nearly 20 others who were still alive but in dire condition, federal prosecutors said.
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Debt collector must face suit for accessing credit report

July 18, 2017
Dave Stafford
A debt collection company failed to convince a federal judge that it had a right to access the credit report of a person whose debt it was assigned to collect in a dispute over a default on a lease.
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Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting drew U.S. scrutiny

July 18, 2017
 Associated Press
Even before that now-famous encounter, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. last year had drawn attention from U.S. government officials for her work fighting U.S. sanctions that had angered the Kremlin.
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Indy skyline photo suit against Purdue official dismissed

July 17, 2017
Dave Stafford
A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a Purdue University official who was accused of copyright infringement by an attorney who has sued hundreds of people and entities for publishing his photos of the Indianapolis skyline.
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DOJ gets delay in Marion County immigration case

July 17, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
An agreement that would have prevented the Marion County Sheriff’s Department from detaining immigrants for the U.S. government is on hold after a federal judge gave the U.S. Department of Justice time to consider whether it wants to intervene in the case.
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Transportation museum denied restraining order against railroad authority

July 17, 2017
Indianapolis Business Journal
The Indiana Transportation Museum has been denied in its request for a federal temporary restraining order against the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority. The ruling likely derails for a second straight year the Indiana State Fair Train excursion from Noblesville to Indianapolis.
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Indiana appeals ruling blocking part of abortion law

July 17, 2017
 Associated Press
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Friday he will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that blocks parts of a new state law that would make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge.
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Nominees selected for U.S. attorney in Indiana

July 14, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
In its latest round of nominations for U.S. attorney candidates announced today, the White House has tapped the current interim U.S. Attorney for the Southern Indiana District and a litigator based in Chicago for the Northern District of Indiana.
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No Hoosiers in recent round of judicial nominees

July 14, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
Of the 11 nominees tapped Thursday by the White House to fill vacancies on federal district courts, none were for the open seats in Indiana.
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Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor to plead guilty to having child porn

July 11, 2017
 Associated Press
A former sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics is taking a step toward resolving one of four criminal cases against him in Michigan.
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Incomes up, bankruptcy filings down in 2016

July 10, 2017
IL Staff
Bankruptcy filings in Indiana slipped slightly in 2016 while average monthly income inched higher, mirroring a national trend highlighted in the annual report filed by the Judiciary with the U.S. Congress.
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Reports: Plea in child porn case signed by ex-USA gymnastics doctor

July 10, 2017
 Associated Press
A plea deal could be in the works for a former doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics charged in federal court with obtaining and possessing child pornography.
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Judge considering freeze on Iraqi deportations

June 26, 2017
 Associated Press
Lawyers for Detroit-area Iraqi nationals who fear they could be tortured or killed if they’re kicked out of the U.S. asked a judge on Monday to extend his freeze on their deportations to all Iraqis who have been ordered to leave the country.
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Judge to hear challenge to new Indiana abortion restrictions

June 13, 2017
 Associated Press
A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit seeking to block a new Indiana law that makes it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky say portions of the new law are unconstitutional.
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Indictment: 35 trafficked cigarettes, synthetic drugs

June 1, 2017
 Associated Press
Federal prosecutors in St. Louis say three dozen people from Indiana and five other states have been indicted on felony charges related to money laundering and the trafficking of cigarettes and synthetic drugs.
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Federal court documentary premiere, debut airing set

May 24, 2017
IL Staff
A documentary coinciding with the bicentennial of Indiana’s federal courts will premiere at a special event next month ahead of its debut airing on public television.
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ACLU slams, prosecutors welcome Sessions' call for tougher charges

May 12, 2017
 Associated Press
The American Civil Liberties Union says Attorney General Jeff Sessions is "repeating a failed experiment" by encouraging prosecutors to pursue tougher charges against most suspects.
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Local Roche units sue pharmacies over alleged test-strip scheme

March 31, 2017
Indianapolis Business Journal, John Russell
Two Indianapolis-based subsidiaries of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Group are accusing a group of pharmacies and supply houses of engaging in an elaborate scheme to defraud Roche of millions of dollars in sales on diabetes test strips.
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Revised Trump travel ban blocked by 2 courts

March 16, 2017
 Associated Press
President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has suffered another federal court setback after a judge in Maryland rejected a revised measure that bans travel targeting six predominantly Muslim countries.
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Young wants to fill Indiana seats on federal courts quickly

March 15, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
With the deadline passed to apply for openings in the federal courts in Indiana, Sen. Todd Young’s office says it wants to move quickly to select candidates to fill the positions.
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District court tosses transgender man’s name-change suit

March 13, 2017
Olivia Covington
A district court judge has dismissed a suit brought against former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and other state officials by a transgender man who claims his non-citizen status prohibits him from legally changing his name to match his gender identity.
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Capp praised for work in U.S. Attorney’s Office

March 13, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
David Capp, who stepped down as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana over the weekend, is being remembered as a lawyer’s lawyer who was loyal and had a clear sense of right and wrong.
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Southern District to ‘borrow’ judges to ease judicial emergency

February 28, 2017
IL Staff
Two Wisconsin district court judges will begin lending their services to the Hoosier state Wednesday as part of a pilot partnership designed to ease the caseloads of the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, consistently ranked among the 10 busiest federal district courts.
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White House predicts courts will reinstate travel ban

February 6, 2017
 Associated Press
Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals early Monday that restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would “unleash chaos again.”
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