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Several Indiana legal organizations are accepting nominations for awards given by their groups. All have July deadlines.

The Indiana Judges Association is now taking nominations for this year’s Commendation for Excellence in Public Information and Education. Two awards – one to a judge and one to a journalist – are given to nominees who have helped inform the public about the work of the Indiana courts.

More information and nomination forms can be found on the court's website.  Nominations are due July 29.

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Women & the Law Division is seeking nominations of successful and accomplished female attorneys for its 2011 Antoinette Dakin Leach Award.

The award is named after the first woman admitted to the Indiana bar. It’s given to a central Indiana female attorney who exemplifies the determination and successes of Leach and is a pioneer or trailblazer in the community.

Nominations are due July 31. More information and the nomination form are online.

The Indiana State Bar Association is accepting nominations for awards that will be given during its annual meeting in French Lick in October. Awards include the Civility Awards, Gale M. Phelps Award, and Outstanding Judge Award. All nominations are due July 20. A complete list of awards that are open for nomination along with more information and the criteria for each are available on the ISBA’s website.

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  2. Charles Rice was one of the greatest of the so-called great generation in America. I was privileged to count him among my mentors. He stood firm for Christ and Christ's Church in the Spirit of Thomas More, always quick to be a good servant of the King, but always God's first. I had Rice come speak to 700 in Fort Wayne as Obama took office. Rice was concerned that this rise of aggressive secularism and militant Islam were dual threats to Christendom,er, please forgive, I meant to say "Western Civilization". RIP Charlie. You are safe at home.

  3. It's a big fat black mark against the US that they radicalized a lot of these Afghan jihadis in the 80s to fight the soviets and then when they predictably got around to biting the hand that fed them, the US had to invade their homelands, install a bunch of corrupt drug kingpins and kleptocrats, take these guys and torture the hell out of them. Why for example did the US have to sodomize them? Dubya said "they hate us for our freedoms!" Here, try some of that freedom whether you like it or not!!! Now they got even more reasons to hate us-- lets just keep bombing the crap out of their populations, installing more puppet regimes, arming one faction against another, etc etc etc.... the US is becoming a monster. No wonder they hate us. Here's my modest recommendation. How about we follow "Just War" theory in the future. St Augustine had it right. How about we treat these obvious prisoners of war according to the Geneva convention instead of torturing them in sadistic and perverted ways.

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