Lucas: Expanded coverage helps you stay informed

Kelly Lucas
December 7, 2011
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EidtPerspLucas-sigReaders of Indiana Lawyer’s daily email may have noticed that we have a new look. We listened to the ways our digital readers say they use the news provided, and we’ve adjusted the format to better serve you – our IL subscribers.

For some time now, the IL daily has provided readers timely notice of Indiana case opinions handed down by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Tax Court. Stories highlighting decisions impacting the practice of law and other legal happenings have been part of our regular lineup.

Beginning Dec. 1, the IL staff expanded its court opinion coverage, now including a short review of all For Publication opinions issued by these courts. It is our hope that providing you a snapshot of the court’s decision and link to the opinion on each and every For Publication decision, rather than a select few, will enable all readers, regardless of practice area, to benefit on a regular basis from this daily news report. All Not-For-Publication opinions will continue to be listed in the IL daily with topic and a digital link to the full opinion.

We have also added a social media bar at the end of each story posted on our website – We encourage you to post stories of interest to your Facebook page and share the news via social media.

A survey released last week by the Indiana State Bar Association revealed nearly 70 percent of respondents say they use social media. ISBA public relations committee chair Séamus Boyce reiterated that social media has become an important tool in the typical Indiana lawyer’s life, and that trend is likely to continue. See the story about this survey on page 3.

It is a 24/7 world where life moves fast, and we are all in this together. The IL daily delivers same-day court opinions and other legal news directly to your inbox. The email links you to our website, the home of Indiana’s latest legal news. If you have not signed up for this free service, visit the Indiana Lawyer and select the “subscribe” tab to learn more.

The IL is doing its part to help you stay informed. As always, please contact me if you have ideas or suggestions. I can be reached at or 317-472-5233.•


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  1. This state's high court has spoken, the fair question is answered. Years ago the Seventh Circuit footnoted the following in the context of court access: "[2] Dr. Bowman's report specifically stated that Brown "firmly believes he is obligated as a Christian to put obedience to God's laws above human laws." Dr. Bowman further noted that Brown expressed "devaluing attitudes towards pharmacological or psycho-therapeutic mental health treatment" and that he made "sarcastic remarks devaluing authority of all types, especially mental health authority and the abortion industry." 668 F.3d 437 (2012) SUCH acid testing of statist orthodoxy is just and meet in Indiana. SUCH INQUISITIONS have been green lighted. Christians and conservatives beware.

  2. It was all that kept us from tyranny. So sad that so few among the elite cared enough to guard the sacred trust. Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. Sophocles No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roosevelt That was the ideal ... here is the Hoosier reality: The King can do no wrong. Legal maxim From the Latin 'Rex non potest peccare'. When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. Richard Nixon

  3. So men who think they are girls at heart can use the lady's potty? Usually the longer line is for the women's loo, so, the ladies may be the ones to experience temporary gender dysphoria, who knows? Is it ok to joke about his or is that hate? I may need a brainwash too, hey! I may just object to my own comment, later, if I get myself properly "oriented"

  4. Heritage, what Heritage? The New Age is dawning .... an experiment in disordered liberty and social fragmentation is upon us .... "Carmel City Council approved a human rights ordinance with a 4-3 vote Monday night after hearing about two hours of divided public testimony. The ordinance bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, among other traits. Council members Rick Sharp, Carol Schleif, Sue Finkam and Ron Carter voted in favor of it. The three council members opposing it—Luci Snyder, Kevin Rider and Eric Seidensticker—all said they were against any form of discrimination, but had issues with the wording and possible unintended consequences of the proposal." Kardashian is the new Black.

  5. Can anyone please tell me if anyone is appealing the law that certain sex offenders can't be on school property. How is somebody supposed to watch their children's sports games or graduations, this law needs revised such as sex offenders that are on school property must have another non-offender adult with them at all times while on school property. That they must go to the event and then leave directly afterwards. This is only going to hurt the children of the offenders and the father/ son mother/ daughter vice versa relationship. Please email me and let me know if there is a group that is appealing this for reasons other than voting and religion. Thank you.