In Depth

Mergers: Are we done yet?

December 10, 2008
Michael Hoskins
2008 could be record year for law firm consolidation
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Money woes 'going to get worse'

November 26, 2008
Michael Hoskins
County courts, prosecutors, public defenders face tight budgets
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Tough times drive change

November 12, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Attorneys see evolving legal work caused by economic woes
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Indiana's legal aid in trouble?

October 29, 2008
Rebecca Berfanger
3 legal aid providers discuss the economy's effects
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System delivers injustice

October 1, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Exonerated face new, old legal hurdles after release.
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After exoneration

October 1, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Wrongfully convicted Hoosier settles federal suit for $4.5 million.
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Counties must pay for juvenile facilities

June 13, 2008
Jennifer Nelson
Indiana counties are responsible to pay a portion of costs to operate juvenile detention facilities.
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Marion County a model for juvenile detention reforms

May 14, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Detention alternatives, Initial Hearing Court draw national praise.
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Teens share stories about juvenile justice experience

May 14, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Two Elkhart County teens say it took incarceration to teach them a lesson.
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What's next for Indiana's juvenile system?

May 14, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Indiana lags in statewide reform, but builds on localized successes.
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Detaining questions

April 30, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Funding of youth detention, alternatives draws concern.
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'Out of the court's hands'

April 30, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Lake County teen recognizes she is responsible for future in juvenile system.
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State slow to achieve juvenile justice reforms

April 30, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Local successes exist; systematic changes lag.
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  1. The sad thing is that no fish were thrown overboard The "greenhorn" who had never fished before those 5 days was interrogated for over 4 hours by 5 officers until his statement was illicited, "I don't want to go to prison....." The truth is that these fish were measured frozen off shore and thawed on shore. The FWC (state) officer did not know fish shrink, so the only reason that these fish could be bigger was a swap. There is no difference between a 19 1/2 fish or 19 3/4 fish, short fish is short fish, the ticket was written. In addition the FWC officer testified at trial, he does not measure fish in accordance with federal law. There was a document prepared by the FWC expert that said yes, fish shrink and if these had been measured correctly they averaged over 20 inches (offshore frozen). This was a smoke and mirror prosecution.

  2. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

  3. This outbreak illustrates the absurdity of the extreme positions taken by today's liberalism, specifically individualism and the modern cult of endless personal "freedom." Ebola reminds us that at some point the person's own "freedom" to do this and that comes into contact with the needs of the common good and "freedom" must be curtailed. This is not rocket science, except, today there is nonstop propaganda elevating individual preferences over the common good, so some pundits have a hard time fathoming the obvious necessity of quarantine in some situations....or even NATIONAL BORDERS...propagandists have also amazingly used this as another chance to accuse Western nations of "racism" which is preposterous and offensive. So one the one hand the idolatry of individualism has to stop and on the other hand facts people don't like that intersect with race-- remain facts nonetheless. People who respond to facts over propaganda do better in the long run. We call it Truth. Sometimes it seems hard to find.

  4. It would be hard not to feel the Kramers' anguish. But Catholic Charities, by definition, performed due diligence and held to the statutory standard of care. No good can come from punishing them for doing their duty. Should Indiana wish to change its laws regarding adoption agreements and or putative fathers, the place for that is the legislature and can only apply to future cases. We do not apply new laws to past actions, as the Kramers seem intent on doing, to no helpful end.

  5. I am saddened to hear about the loss of Zeff Weiss. He was an outstanding member of the Indianapolis legal community. My thoughts are with his family.

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