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Judging how Indy elects judges

April 8, 2015
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posed tough questions for the state’s defense of the pay-to-play, power-sharing system of judicial slating in Marion County.More.

SCOTUS: Energy companies must face price-fixing claims

April 21, 2015
The Supreme Court of the United States says a group of energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California’s energy crisis.More.

Tax Court panel to review resources, performance

April 21, 2015
The Indiana Supreme Court Monday announced the establishment of a task force to review the Tax Court’s operations.More.

Bankruptcy judge’s swearing-in ceremony Wednesday

April 21, 2015
Judge Jeffrey J. Graham of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana will be formally sworn in during a public ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis.More.

Other Courts Coverage

Justices add 2 foreclosure cases to docket

A challenge to a foreclosure judgment against a bank that was reinstated by a divided Court of Appeals panel will be heard by the Indiana Supreme Court. Justices granted transfer in two mortgage foreclosure cases last week.More.

High court rejects terror victims’ claims against Chiquita

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected an appeal from relatives of thousands of victims of a guerrilla conflict in Colombia who want to sue Chiquita Brand International in U.S. courts.More.

7th Circuit: No plain error in not applying 'safety valve' in sentencing

Whether firearms belonging to co-conspirators in a drug ring attributed to a defendant for purposes of the firearm sentence enhancement can be considered for a two-level reduction in her offense level under the so-called “safety valve” for nonviolent, first-time drug offenders is a matter of first impression for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. But the judges declined to address the issue because the woman failed to raise it at sentencing.More.

Man’s affidavit entered after final order requires reversal of summary judgment

A trial court abused its discretion when it did not allow a set of parents to introduce the affidavit from their son, who allegedly suffered a brain injury from an attack, after he was able to remember the night of the incident. The affidavit was submitted shortly after a final judgment was entered in their lawsuit against the alleged attacker.More.

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In Depth Report

Online Extra: Judicial Roundtable 2014

When Loretta Rush was named chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court in August, Indiana hit a milestone. For the first time, all of our state's appellate courts were being led by women. Indiana Lawyer recently invited Rush, Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik, Indiana Tax Judge Martha Wentworth and Chief Judge Robyn Moberly of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana's Bankruptcy Court to discuss their career paths as well as opportunities and challenges today's courts and lawyers face.More.

Improving a child's access to counsel

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

Early intervention for juveniles

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

The evolution of capital punishment

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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