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Judge named vice chair of commission

IL Staff
November 11, 2008
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The Indiana Supreme Court has named Lake Circuit Judge Lorenzo Arredondo to serve as vice chair of the Commission on Race and Gender Fairness. Judge Arredondo replaces Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Ezra Friedlander and will serve out the remainder of Judge Friedlander's term, which expires Oct. 31, 2009.

Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard also appointed Judge Arredondo, who is already a member of the commission, to serve as vice chair from Nov. 1, 2009 through Oct. 31, 2011. Former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby will continue to chair the commission.

The Commission on Race and Gender Fairness is charged with studying and making recommendations on race and gender issues in Indiana's justice system. The commission created the Court Interpreter Program to ensure all citizens have equal access to the courts, and has partnered with the Indiana State Bar Association's Women in the Law standing committee to study perceptions and practices within the legal profession with respect to gender issues.

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  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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