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Attorneys debate impact of reality crime TV shows on the judicial process

October 22, 2014
The reality television show “Cold Justice” linked Earl Taylor to the 1975 murder of his first wife, Kathy Taylor. Dennis Majewski, Earl Taylor's attorney, said the TV program carried by the TNT cable network, and a follow-up newspaper article that told viewers the episode was available on YouTube, led him to doubt he could find an untainted jury in Vigo County.More.

Judges recognized for service, educational pursuits

October 24, 2014
Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush recently recognized 17 judges for their long-time service or completion of educational programs through the Indiana Judicial Center.More.

Judges reject property owner’s interpretation of tax sale statute

October 24, 2014
The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed that the purchaser of property in a tax sale substantially complied with the statutory requirement that the owner of record is notified about the buyer’s intent to petition for a tax deed.More.

Simon CEO's bonus reversal still triggers investor suit

October 24, 2014
Seeking to avoid investor litigation, Simon Property Group Inc. earlier this year eliminated a $120 million stock award to Chief Executive Officer David Simon in favor of a performance-based bonus. Now the company and its directors have been sued anyway.More.

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Judges recognized for service, educational pursuits

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush recently recognized 17 judges for their long-time service or completion of educational programs through the Indiana Judicial Center.More.

Justices rule on ‘exhaustion rule’ issue

The Indiana Supreme Court tackled issues of first impression Wednesday involving peremptory challenges and removing jurors for cause. The justices held that parties satisfy the “exhaustion rule” the moment they use their final peremptory challenge – regardless of whom they strike.More.

Judges say Circuit split requires clarification from sentencing commission

A panel of judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a man’s 117-month prison sentence on drug and weapons charges, but two judges believed the case should have been heard en banc based on the importance of a sentencing issue.More.

Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records

The Supreme Court of the United States agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant.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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