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The Indiana Supreme Court has made appointments and reappointments to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education and the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Committee.

Wayne Superior Judge Charles Todd Jr. has been reappointed to another term to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. His current term expires at the end of the year. This new appointment will run through 2016.

Replacing Gerald Bishop and Michael Tolbert, whose terms expire Dec. 31, are Christina Miller of Crown Point and Shontrai Irving of Gary. Their terms will run through 2016.

Bartholomew Circuit Judge Stephen Heimann and Dr. Joseph Baruffi, Director of Student Relations at Valparaiso University School of Law, have been appointed to fill vacancies on the JLAP committee following the expiration of David Hurley’s term and the resignation of Gail Peshel. Judge Heimann’s term will expire Dec. 31, 2013; Baruffi’s term will go through 2012.

Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Elaine Brown will take over for Judge Carr Darden beginning Jan. 1, 2012. Her term will last through 2014.
 

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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

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