Like many states, Indiana has a problem — mountains of untested rape exam kits in local law enforcement agencies that contain DNA evidence potentially identifying sex offenders. Indiana’s backlog of untested kits is certainly in the thousands. Victim advocates say the question is, how many thousands?
Whether by a fire, power outage, computer virus or large-scale natural disaster such as a tornado, hurricane or blizzard, law offices are at risk of having their practices disrupted by the unexpected. Experts say it's crucial law firms and legal organizations have a plan that prepares for the worst.
It’s been 25 years since former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was convicted of rape in an Indianapolis court, but the legal professionals who were involved in the case can still recall it well.
John Proffitt’s colleagues have found him to be an important part of the legal profession, exemplifying not only the highest standards and ethics but also being active outside the practice of law to help the larger community.
A suspended Indianapolis lawyer is facing six charges related to allegations that he exposed himself to two high school girls basketball teams on separate occasions as they rode on school buses traveling in the city.
Although he was carrying only half a caseload, U.S. District Court Senior Judge Larry McKinney had a full schedule. He devoted much time to the civic education programs and put a great deal of energy into a program which works to assist ex-offenders in staying out of prison.
Two women who were sexually assaulted in separate cases by on-duty police in Evansville and Fort Wayne prevailed on appeal in their civil lawsuits against the cities Friday after trial courts had ruled in favor of the municipalities.
A Chicago “puppy mill” ordinance limiting the sources of animals that pet stores could use to sell animals was upheld Thursday by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, though a dissenting Indiana judge on the panel would have sent the case back to the district court for further proceedings.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder remembers well the worst day of his time in office. It was just a few days after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and he had to make a trip to the classroom where nearly two dozen young children were gunned down.
Indiana’s rule barring horses purchased in claiming races from racing outside the state for 60 days was struck down by a federal judge Wednesday as an impermissible restriction of interstate commerce. The judgment may impact similar rules in other states.