Recent Blog Posts

First round interviews begin

September 27, 2010
Comments(0)
The first three applicants explain why they would like to be the next Indiana Tax Court judge.
More

Blogging the Tax Court interviews

September 24, 2010
Comments(0)
Michael Hoskins will be at it again: blogging from the Indiana Tax Court interviews Monday.
More

Poll shows what Americans think of U.S. Supreme Court

September 23, 2010
Comments(0)
Americans approve of the nation’s highest court, but many don’t know much about its confirmation process.
More

Discipline inconsistencies

September 21, 2010
Comment(1)
Is Indiana too lenient on substance-abusing attorneys?
More

Students, judges, lawyers, and reporters participate in Constitution Day

September 20, 2010
Comments(0)
If you were asked to find in the U.S. and Indiana constitutions where our rights are specifically outlined, such as freedom of religion, right to keep and bear arms, right to vote, freedom of speech, right to a trial by jury, and education, could you do it? Find out in today’s blog about the recent Constitution Day event at the Statehouse.
More

A boys' club?

September 17, 2010
Comments(2)
Indiana still remains one of two states – the other being Idaho – that has no women justices. None.
More

Judge's focus 'odd,' 'inappropriate' for Circuit's taste

September 14, 2010
Comments(0)
Sometimes a case makes the news not because of the merits, but for some other reason. Such a case came from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. Writing for the panel, Judge Diane P. Wood noted there was “little out of the ordinary” in Jose Figueroa’s trial and conviction.
More

Survey: Law schools receive negative letters

September 13, 2010
Comment(1)
A recent survey found a majority of law school and medical school admissions offices had received negative recommendation letters. Why would someone ask for a letter that might not be positive – and why would someone agree, only to write a negative letter?
More

'The most litigious man in history'

September 10, 2010
Comments(0)
You might hear the name Gordon Gekko and think of the movie “Wall Street” and the character played by Michael Douglas. But that name has special meaning for Indiana’s federal courts, where a prisoner pro se litigant uses that as one of his many aliases to file lawsuit after lawsuit.
More

Call sheds light on civics staff cuts

September 8, 2010
Comments(0)
During a conference call with teachers, Indiana Bar Foundation staff members explained the need to restructure the program, and answered questions.
More

More legal jobs, barely

September 7, 2010
Comments(0)

Legal jobs saw a modest increase in employment for August.

More

Planning for the unexpected

August 30, 2010
Comments(0)
Does your firm’s disaster plan include what to do regarding random acts of violence?
More

Counseling programs for homebuyers discussed at event

August 25, 2010
Comments(0)
The CEO and president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago discussed foreclosures and the housing market, comparing counseling programs in Indianapolis and Chicago that help people buying homes avoid making bad choices, as part of a breakfast on Tuesday.
More

19th Amendment turns 90

August 23, 2010
Comment(1)
This week and last week mark significant anniversaries when it comes to women winning the right to vote in the United States after fighting for that right for decades. An exhibit about the women’s suffrage movement and an event featuring historic interpreters are two ways to commemorate the occasion.
More

Creative advertising

August 19, 2010
Comments(0)
If you find yourself in need of a DUI attorney, look at the pint glass you're holding.
More

Defense lawyers aren't responsible?

August 16, 2010
Comments(0)
An insurance company’s video about two defense attorneys raises some questions.
More

Unique situation for Gov. Daniels

August 12, 2010
Comments(0)

Gov. Mitch Daniels will get to do what only one other governor has done with regards to Indiana’s appellate courts.

More

Counterfeit at the fair?

August 11, 2010
Comment(1)
Rides, food, and fake handbags at the Indiana State Fair.
More

Pressure on the governor

August 9, 2010
Comments(0)

Could the female finalist for justice have an edge because of her gender?

More

Firm, IBA support pro bono mediation day

August 3, 2010
Comments(0)

Today’s mediation day at law firm offers a different type of pro bono project.

More

Finalists all have IU-Indy law degrees

August 2, 2010
Comments(0)
Justices with law degrees from Indiana University will be the majority on the Indiana Supreme Court.
More

Interviews over, now wait begins

July 30, 2010
Comments(0)

Commission members are now deliberating. A decision could come any time.

More

The interviews continue

July 30, 2010
Comments(0)
Reporter Michael Hoskins breaks down the next three interviews for Indiana Supreme Court justice.
More

Justice interviews begin

July 30, 2010
Comments(0)
Interview highlights from the first three semi-finalists for Indiana Supreme Court justice.
More

Blogging the interviews

July 29, 2010
Comments(0)

We’ll be blogging about the justice interviews Friday throughout the day.

More

Page  << 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >> pager
ADVERTISEMENT
Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. I like the concept. Seems like a good idea and really inexpensive to manage.

  2. I don't agree that this is an extreme case. There are more of these people than you realize - people that are vindictive and/or with psychological issues have clogged the system with baseless suits that are costly to the defendant and to taxpayers. Restricting repeat offenders from further abusing the system is not akin to restricting their freedon, but to protecting their victims, and the court system, from allowing them unfettered access. From the Supreme Court opinion "he has burdened the opposing party and the courts of this state at every level with massive, confusing, disorganized, defective, repetitive, and often meritless filings."

  3. So, if you cry wolf one too many times courts may "restrict" your ability to pursue legal action? Also, why is document production equated with wealth? Anyone can "produce probably tens of thousands of pages of filings" if they have a public library card. I understand this is an extreme case, but our Supreme Court really got this one wrong.

  4. He called our nation a nation of cowards because we didn't want to talk about race. That was a cheap shot coming from the top cop. The man who decides who gets the federal government indicts. Wow. Not a gentleman if that is the measure. More importantly, this insult delivered as we all understand, to white people-- without him or anybody needing to explain that is precisely what he meant-- but this is an insult to timid white persons who fear the government and don't want to say anything about race for fear of being accused a racist. With all the legal heat that can come down on somebody if they say something which can be construed by a prosecutor like Mr Holder as racist, is it any wonder white people-- that's who he meant obviously-- is there any surprise that white people don't want to talk about race? And as lawyers we have even less freedom lest our remarks be considered violations of the rules. Mr Holder also demonstrated his bias by publically visiting with the family of the young man who was killed by a police offering in the line of duty, which was a very strong indicator of bias agains the offer who is under investigation, and was a failure to lead properly by letting his investigators do their job without him predetermining the proper outcome. He also has potentially biased the jury pool. All in all this worsens race relations by feeding into the perception shared by whites as well as blacks that justice will not be impartial. I will say this much, I do not blame Obama for all of HOlder's missteps. Obama has done a lot of things to stay above the fray and try and be a leader for all Americans. Maybe he should have reigned Holder in some but Obama's got his hands full with other problelms. Oh did I mention HOlder is a bank crony who will probably get a job in a silkstocking law firm working for millions of bucks a year defending bankers whom he didn't have the integrity or courage to hold to account for their acts of fraud on the United States, other financial institutions, and the people. His tenure will be regarded by history as a failure of leadership at one of the most important jobs in our nation. Finally and most importantly besides him insulting the public and letting off the big financial cheats, he has been at the forefront of over-prosecuting the secrecy laws to punish whistleblowers and chill free speech. What has Holder done to vindicate the rights of privacy of the American public against the illegal snooping of the NSA? He could have charged NSA personnel with violations of law for their warrantless wiretapping which has been done millions of times and instead he did not persecute a single soul. That is a defalcation of historical proportions and it signals to the public that the government DOJ under him was not willing to do a damn thing to protect the public against the rapid growth of the illegal surveillance state. Who else could have done this? Nobody. And for that omission Obama deserves the blame too. Here were are sliding into a police state and Eric Holder made it go all the faster.

  5. JOE CLAYPOOL candidate for Superior Court in Harrison County - Indiana This candidate is misleading voters to think he is a Judge by putting Elect Judge Joe Claypool on his campaign literature. paragraphs 2 and 9 below clearly indicate this injustice to voting public to gain employment. What can we do? Indiana Code - Section 35-43-5-3: Deception (a) A person who: (1) being an officer, manager, or other person participating in the direction of a credit institution, knowingly or intentionally receives or permits the receipt of a deposit or other investment, knowing that the institution is insolvent; (2) knowingly or intentionally makes a false or misleading written statement with intent to obtain property, employment, or an educational opportunity; (3) misapplies entrusted property, property of a governmental entity, or property of a credit institution in a manner that the person knows is unlawful or that the person knows involves substantial risk of loss or detriment to either the owner of the property or to a person for whose benefit the property was entrusted; (4) knowingly or intentionally, in the regular course of business, either: (A) uses or possesses for use a false weight or measure or other device for falsely determining or recording the quality or quantity of any commodity; or (B) sells, offers, or displays for sale or delivers less than the represented quality or quantity of any commodity; (5) with intent to defraud another person furnishing electricity, gas, water, telecommunication, or any other utility service, avoids a lawful charge for that service by scheme or device or by tampering with facilities or equipment of the person furnishing the service; (6) with intent to defraud, misrepresents the identity of the person or another person or the identity or quality of property; (7) with intent to defraud an owner of a coin machine, deposits a slug in that machine; (8) with intent to enable the person or another person to deposit a slug in a coin machine, makes, possesses, or disposes of a slug; (9) disseminates to the public an advertisement that the person knows is false, misleading, or deceptive, with intent to promote the purchase or sale of property or the acceptance of employment;

ADVERTISEMENT