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Supreme Court appoints new justice’s Circuit Court replacement

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The Indiana Supreme Court has appointed a judge who will fill a vacancy on Boone Circuit Court caused by The Hon. Steven David becoming the newest state justice.

In an order posted today online and file stamped Oct. 14, the high court appointed attorney J. Jeffrey Edens as judge pro tempore in Boone Circuit Court, effective Monday morning. Justice David took the bench on the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Monday.

Edens is the chief deputy prosecutor in Boone County. According to his biography on Boone County’s website, he graduated from Indiana University School of Law -Indianapolis in 1983. He split his time between private practice and the prosecutor’s office until he was named as the county’s first full-time chief deputy prosecutor in January 2004.

Edens will remain judge until Gov. Mitch Daniels names a successor or until further order of the Supreme Court.

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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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