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Debate over historic Brown County courthouse continues

June 18, 2014
At one of the state’s most-visited tourist crossroads stands a courthouse at a crossroads of its own.More.

Same-sex couples ask Social Security Administration to recognize their Indiana marriage

July 28, 2014
A pair of Indiana same-sex couples who were married in June have asked the U.S. Social Security Administration to recognize their marriages.More.

Justices to review denial of shooter's insanity defense

July 28, 2014
The Indiana Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a man whose 120-year sentence on conviction of four counts of attempted murder was reversed by the Court of Appeals.More.

Warrantless search based on smell does not violated 4th Amendment

July 28, 2014
Despite the absence of danger to the public, the strong odor of raw marijuana provided the probable cause a police officer needed to conduct a warrantless search.More.

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Same-sex couples ask Social Security Administration to recognize their Indiana marriage

A pair of Indiana same-sex couples who were married in June have asked the U.S. Social Security Administration to recognize their marriages.More.

Justices to review denial of shooter's insanity defense

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a man whose 120-year sentence on conviction of four counts of attempted murder was reversed by the Court of Appeals.More.

Warrantless search based on smell does not violated 4th Amendment

Despite the absence of danger to the public, the strong odor of raw marijuana provided the probable cause a police officer needed to conduct a warrantless search.More.

Ex-IMPD officer claims juror misconduct, denied due process

The former Indianapolis police officer convicted of killing one motorcyclist and injuring two others when he hit them while driving his patrol car in 2010 argues in his brief filed Wednesday that he is entitled to a new trial.More.

Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

Utah has decided to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue against gay marriage, meaning the nation's highest court will have at least one same-sex marriage case on its plate when it returns in October.More.

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Improving a child's access to counselRestricted Content

A proposed draft rule would change waiver procedures in the juvenile justice system.More.

Early intervention for juvenilesRestricted Content

A new law, along with pilot programs, encourage alternatives to keep kids out of courts.More.

Views shift on use of executions

What if 1976 hadn’t played out the way it did, and some of the jurists on the U.S. Supreme Court had held the view of capital punishment at that juncture that they did at the end of their judicial careers? The death penalty may never have been reinstated.More.

The evolution of capital punishmentRestricted Content

The Indiana Lawyer takes a historical look at how the death penalty system has evolved during the past 40 years and how Indiana has amended its practices and procedures through the decades.More.

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