Supreme Court authorizes cameras in courtrooms for National Adoption Day

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The Indiana Supreme Court has once again authorized the use of cameras and recording devices in Indiana’s courtrooms to celebrate National Adoption Day proceedings this fall.

This year, National Adoption Day is November 18. The courts will be open “on or about” that date to audio and video coverage of certain uncontested adoption proceedings in Indiana trial courts. Members of the media and family members will be permitted to use audio, video and electronic recording devices to document the proceedings and capture the adoption events in their families.

The Supreme Court first opened the courts to audio and video coverage of National Adoption Day in 2012, when courts in Allen, Henry and Starke counties allowed media coverage of special adoption ceremonies. The broadcasting policy has continued in various Indiana counties each year, including adoption ceremonies in Marion County last November.

Judges who wish to participate in National Adoption Day broadcasting this year can register through the Indiana Supreme Court’s Office of Communication, Education and Outreach, and must also confirm the consent of the parties to the adoptions.


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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., 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.