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How to be a federal judge

June 2, 2011
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Several legal organizations have gotten together to produce a pamphlet for law students and new lawyers telling them what to expect if they want to be a federal judge.
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Video games causing more divorces?

June 1, 2011
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A website called “Divorce Online” claims more women are filing for divorce because their husbands are devoting more time to video games than their marriages.
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Local documentary nominated for Emmy

May 31, 2011
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The documentary made about a terrorist simulation held at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in October 2009 was made by local students and WFYI Productions.
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Study for the bar exam by playing a game

May 25, 2011
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Forget boring books to prepare for the bar exam. Play a board game and become a lawyer!
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Rally planned in response to Barnes ruling

May 24, 2011
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A Facebook group is calling for people to go to the Statehouse Wednesday at noon and “stand up” for their Fourth Amendment rights following a recent Indiana Supreme Court decision. If you’re going, let us know.
 
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Number of female judges in Indiana remains stagnant

May 17, 2011
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A national ranking of the number of female judges shows just a fifth of Hoosier judges are women.
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Does Indiana have enough lawyers?

May 16, 2011
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A study by a northeast Indiana school hoping to open a new law school says that Indiana is underserved in terms of the number of lawyers compared to our population.
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Cancer and child custody

May 12, 2011
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A North Carolina woman lost her custody battle in part because she has breast cancer.
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College student preparing for legal career

May 11, 2011
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An Indiana student utilizes small claims court to take on companies.
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Attorney leads Facebook page to remove Trump as Indy 500 pace car driver

May 5, 2011
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Could an Indianapolis attorney’s Facebook page seeking to “bump” Donald Trump as the pace car driver in the Indianapolis 500 have led to Trump’s decision to step down as driver?
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Senator doesn't pass the bar

May 3, 2011
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The list of successful bar exam applicants was released this week and it was missing a recognizable name.
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Electronic case filing

May 2, 2011
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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals now requires all documents to be filed and served electronically.
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Organs from death row

April 25, 2011
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Should a willing death row inmate be allowed to donate his or her organs after execution?
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Greening the law

April 22, 2011
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Today is Earth Day. How environmentally friendly is your office?
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Student questions diversity at law school

April 19, 2011
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An IU-Indy law student says banners featuring African-American males in the school’s atrium make students feel unwelcome.
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Rating judges online

April 15, 2011
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Website allows people to anonymously evaluate judges and see how judges across the country rate.
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TV show provides glimpse into case

April 12, 2011
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After I began to read an Indiana Court of Appeals opinion handed down Tuesday, I realized why it sounded familiar. I watched an episode of a television program that focused on the murder case.
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Legal aid cuts: attorneys need to step up

April 6, 2011
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If Congress slashes the budget for Legal Services Corp., should more attorneys step up to the plate and do pro bono work to make up for the cuts?
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Law school loses luster?

April 4, 2011
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According to one group, the number of applicants to law school is down more than 10 percent this year as compared to a year ago.
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What was he thinking? Part III

March 25, 2011
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Another Indiana government employee finds himself without a job because of the political issues in Wisconsin.
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Catchy legal advertising

March 23, 2011
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When it comes to catchy law firms with catchy slogans, this one may have a winning hand.
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Do parades and other big events interrupt your work?

March 17, 2011
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Has today being St. Patrick’s Day been a cause for celebration or inconvenience, especially if you’re office is on or near a parade route?
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We the People seeks support

March 14, 2011
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To express their concerns over proposed budget cuts eliminating the We the People civic education program, a group of that program’s alumni from Indiana have started a Facebook petition to tell Congress to continue the program’s funding.
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Research reveals what lawyers earn

March 10, 2011
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The ABA Journal and an Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor have teamed up on a project breaking down attorney salaries in each county of the United States.
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Museum focuses on justice system

March 7, 2011
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Museum offers response to dramatization of crime and punishment using history, artifacts of crimes and criminals throughout U.S. history, and simulators used to train police.

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  1. Yes diversity is so very important. With justice Rucker off ... the court is too white. Still too male. No Hispanic justice. No LGBT justice. And there are other checkboxes missing as well. This will not do. I say hold the seat until a physically handicapped Black Lesbian of Hispanic heritage and eastern religious creed with bipolar issues can be located. Perhaps an international search, with a preference for third world candidates, is indicated. A non English speaker would surely increase our diversity quotient!!!

  2. First, I want to thank Justice Rucker for his many years of public service, not just at the appellate court level for over 25 years, but also when he served the people of Lake County as a Deputy Prosecutor, City Attorney for Gary, IN, and in private practice in a smaller, highly diverse community with a history of serious economic challenges, ethnic tensions, and recently publicized but apparently long-standing environmental health risks to some of its poorest residents. Congratulations for having the dedication & courage to practice law in areas many in our state might have considered too dangerous or too poor at different points in time. It was also courageous to step into a prominent and highly visible position of public service & respect in the early 1990's, remaining in a position that left you open to state-wide public scrutiny (without any glitches) for over 25 years. Yes, Hoosiers of all backgrounds can take pride in your many years of public service. But people of color who watched your ascent to the highest levels of state government no doubt felt even more as you transcended some real & perhaps some perceived social, economic, academic and professional barriers. You were living proof that, with hard work, dedication & a spirit of public service, a person who shared their same skin tone or came from the same county they grew up in could achieve great success. At the same time, perhaps unknowingly, you helped fellow members of the judiciary, court staff, litigants and the public better understand that differences that are only skin-deep neither define nor limit a person's character, abilities or prospects in life. You also helped others appreciate that people of different races & backgrounds can live and work together peacefully & productively for the greater good of all. Those are truths that didn't have to be written down in court opinions. Anyone paying attention could see that truth lived out every day you devoted to public service. I believe you have been a "trailblazer" in Indiana's legal community and its judiciary. I also embrace your belief that society's needs can be better served when people in positions of governmental power reflect the many complexions of the population that they serve. Whether through greater understanding across the existing racial spectrum or through the removal of some real and some perceived color-based, hope-crushing barriers to life opportunities & success, movement toward a more reflective representation of the population being governed will lead to greater and uninterrupted respect for laws designed to protect all peoples' rights to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. Thanks again for a job well-done & for the inevitable positive impact your service has had - and will continue to have - on countless Hoosiers of all backgrounds & colors.

  3. Diversity is important, but with some limitations. For instance, diversity of experience is a great thing that can be very helpful in certain jobs or roles. Diversity of skin color is never important, ever, under any circumstance. To think that skin color changes one single thing about a person is patently racist and offensive. Likewise, diversity of values is useless. Some values are better than others. In the case of a supreme court justice, I actually think diversity is unimportant. The justices are not to impose their own beliefs on rulings, but need to apply the law to the facts in an objective manner.

  4. Have been seeing this wonderful physician for a few years and was one of his patients who told him about what we were being told at CVS. Multiple ones. This was a witch hunt and they shold be ashamed of how patients were treated. Most of all, CVS should be ashamed for what they put this physician through. So thankful he fought back. His office is no "pill mill'. He does drug testing multiple times a year and sees patients a minimum of four times a year.

  5. Brian W, I fear I have not been sufficiently entertaining to bring you back. Here is a real laugh track that just might do it. When one is grabbed by the scruff of his worldview and made to choose between his Confession and his profession ... it is a not a hard choice, given the Confession affects eternity. But then comes the hardship in this world. Imagine how often I hear taunts like yours ... "what, you could not even pass character and fitness after they let you sit and pass their bar exam ... dude, there must really be something wrong with you!" Even one of the Bishop's foremost courtiers said that, when explaining why the RCC refused to stand with me. You want entertaining? How about watching your personal economy crash while you have a wife and five kids to clothe and feed. And you can't because you cannot work, because those demanding you cast off your Confession to be allowed into "their" profession have all the control. And you know that they are wrong, dead wrong, and that even the professional code itself allows your Faithful stand, to wit: "A lawyer may refuse to comply with an obligation imposed by law upon a good faith belief that no valid obligation exists. The provisions of Rule 1.2(d) concerning a good faith challenge to the validity, scope, meaning or application of the law apply to challenges of legal regulation of the practice of law." YET YOU ARE A NONPERSON before the BLE, and will not be heard on your rights or their duties to the law -- you are under tyranny, not law. And so they win in this world, you lose, and you lose even your belief in the rule of law, and demoralization joins poverty, and very troubling thoughts impeaching self worth rush in to fill the void where your career once lived. Thoughts you did not think possible. You find yourself a failure ... in your profession, in your support of your family, in the mirror. And there is little to keep hope alive, because tyranny rules so firmly and none, not the church, not the NGO's, none truly give a damn. Not even a new court, who pay such lip service to justice and ancient role models. You want entertainment? Well if you are on the side of the courtiers running the system that has crushed me, as I suspect you are, then Orwell must be a real riot: "There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever." I never thought they would win, I always thought that at the end of the day the rule of law would prevail. Yes, the rule of man's law. Instead power prevailed, so many rules broken by the system to break me. It took years, but, finally, the end that Dr Bowman predicted is upon me, the end that she advised the BLE to take to break me. Ironically, that is the one thing in her far left of center report that the BLE (after stamping, in red ink, on Jan 22) is uninterested in, as that the BLE and ADA office that used the federal statute as a sword now refuses to even dialogue on her dire prediction as to my fate. "C'est la vie" Entertaining enough for you, status quo defender?

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