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Is judicial activism really a bad thing?

July 27, 2010
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Groups who oppose the rulings of certain judges throw out the term “activist” but is that really a bad thing?
 
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Film features med-mal case

July 26, 2010
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A movie at the Indianapolis International Film Festival last week featured the plaintiff’s side of a medical-malpractice case where the doctor misdiagnosed the husband’s medical condition, possibly causing his death. However, even though the patient’s wife didn’t want to file a law suit and it was her sister’s idea to hire a litigator, the lawyer proceeded anyway. Would or could this happen in a real case?

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Institute helps instructors teach civics

July 22, 2010
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This week, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky teachers are learning what it’s like for students who take “We The People” classes. The institute, taking place at Indiana University in Bloomington, was organized by the Indiana Bar Foundation and is supported by members of the legal community.

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NFP opinion gives us pause

July 20, 2010
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Typically we don’t give the not-for-publication opinions from the Indiana Court of Appeals too much thought, but one today definitely caught our attention.

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Keeping jurors names from the public

July 19, 2010
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Should the names of jurors on high-profile cases remain confidential until the trial is over?
 

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Furniture maker uses legal books

July 13, 2010
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While libraries have been discontinuing books from their collections, the pages are taken out and recycled, and the covers are also destroyed or recycled. One Indianapolis furniture designer, however, has been keeping the bindings to make benches, tables, a screen, and even a functioning chandelier.
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Happy lawyers are healthy lawyers

July 12, 2010
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Self-help and other books and articles geared toward attorneys focus on happiness. Are lawyers an unhappy bunch?

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Felons and attorneys

July 9, 2010
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You can’t have a felony conviction and become an attorney, but getting a felony conviction after you are admitted to the bar doesn’t mean automatic disbarment.

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Treating colds may become more difficult

July 7, 2010
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Fighting a cold may become more annoying and costly if legislators require prescriptions for certain cold medicines.
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July 1 is new law day

July 1, 2010
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July 1 means many new laws take effect in Indiana.
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ID needed to register to vote ... sometimes

June 30, 2010
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Make sure you have a photo ID if you want to register to vote online.
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Update on Evansville legal community

June 25, 2010
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The Evansville Bar Association had a number of updates to report to a visiting IL reporter earlier this week.

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Being a good citizen

June 22, 2010
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The civics education team of the Indiana Bar Foundation kicked off the weeklong “Project Citizen: Equal Justice Institute” Monday afternoon at Indiana University’s education building in Bloomington.

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Civil rights attorney featured in documentary

June 21, 2010
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Worthwhile documentary about infamous civil rights lawyer will air on PBS starting Tuesday, and will be available online until September.

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Digital footprints in the Internet sand

June 18, 2010
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A new service will show you your digital footprint.
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Historic passing

June 15, 2010
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Former prosecutor Michael Cosentino and the Ford Pinto trial impacted many people, including one IL reporter. Mr. Cosentino died Monday.

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Protect your data

June 10, 2010
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Protecting your data may be more difficult than you think.
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Conference caters to solos, small firm lawyers

June 9, 2010
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The Indiana State Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Conference gave one reporter many story ideas.
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Program addresses media access

June 3, 2010
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Indiana University Maurer School of Law- Bloomington, with support from the I.U. School of Journalism, WTIU and Elon University has put together a new DVD: "Access Denied: Navigating the Legal Challenges to Newsgathering."
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Happy anniversary First Impressions

June 2, 2010
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Today is the second anniversary of First Impressions. What do you want the blog to discuss?
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Civics, civility lessons needed

June 1, 2010
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Many people need a refresher civics course and a reminder about civility.
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Reaching a milestone

May 24, 2010
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Congratulations class of 2010. Let's hope there are enough jobs for all of you.
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How hard is it to do CLE?

May 18, 2010
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Yet again, many Hoosier attorneys have been suspended for not following the rules.
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Dreaming of home ownership

April 21, 2010
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This post was written by IL reporter Rebecca Berfanger Minutes after I turned in Tuesday's IL Daily story about a new initiative by the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network, I got an e-mail from the Indianapolis Neighborhood...
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Lawyer spam

April 19, 2010
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I recently experienced a first when it comes to my personal e-mail account: I received spam e-mail from an attorney. An e-mail from California attorney Roni Deutch, whose name I recognize from TV commercials, made it into my junk e-mail box...
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  1. File under the Sociology of Hoosier Discipline ... “We will be answering the complaint in due course and defending against the commission’s allegations,” said Indianapolis attorney Don Lundberg, who’s representing Hudson in her disciplinary case. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW ... Lundberg ran the statist attorney disciplinary machinery in Indy for decades, and is now the "go to guy" for those who can afford him .... the ultimate insider for the well-to-do and/or connected who find themselves in the crosshairs. It would appear that this former prosecutor knows how the game is played in Circle City ... and is sacrificing accordingly. See more on that here ... http://www.theindianalawyer.com/supreme-court-reprimands-attorney-for-falsifying-hours-worked/PARAMS/article/43757 Legal sociologists could have a field day here ... I wonder why such things are never studied? Is a sacrifice to the well connected former regulators a de facto bribe? Such questions, if probed, could bring about a more just world, a more equal playing field, less Stalinist governance. All of the things that our preambles tell us to value could be advanced if only sunshine reached into such dark worlds. As a great jurist once wrote: "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman." Other People's Money—and How Bankers Use It (1914). Ah, but I am certifiable, according to the Indiana authorities, according to the ISC it can be read, for believing such trite things and for advancing such unwanted thoughts. As a great albeit fictional and broken resistance leaders once wrote: "I am the dead." Winston Smith Let us all be dead to the idea of maintaining a patently unjust legal order.

  2. The Department of Education still has over $100 million of ITT Education Services money in the form of $100+ million Letters of Credit. That money was supposed to be used by The DOE to help students. The DOE did nothing to help students. The DOE essentially stole the money from ITT Tech and still has the money. The trustee should be going after the DOE to get the money back for people who are owed that money, including shareholders.

  3. Do you know who the sponsor of the last-minute amendment was?

  4. Law firms of over 50 don't deliver good value, thats what this survey really tells you. Anybody that has seen what they bill for compared to what they deliver knows that already, however.

  5. As one of the many consumers affected by this breach, I found my bank data had been lifted and used to buy over $200 of various merchandise in New York. I did a pretty good job of tracing the purchases to stores around a college campus just from the info on my bank statement. Hm. Mr. Hill, I would like my $200 back! It doesn't belong to the state, in my opinion. Give it back to the consumers affected. I had to freeze my credit and take out data protection, order a new debit card and wait until it arrived. I deserve something for my trouble!

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