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.
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.
The second-busiest federal district court in the nation soon will get some relief from magistrate judges from other district courts in the 7th Circuit. The Southern District of Indiana’s ongoing judicial emergency has been compounded by the death of Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue.
A project in the federal courthouse in Indianapolis aims to take what the court calls the “worst of the worst” ex-offenders and offers them a hand to break the cycle of bad decisions, criminal behavior and reincarceration.
The William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was filled to the brim on Thursday as friends, family, colleagues and admirers of Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue gathered to honor the life and memory of the late Southern District magistrate judge.
A Delaware federal judge’s ruling this week in a medical-device patent-infringement suit against Bloomington-based Cook Medical further tightens venue choice rules in patent cases that were limited in a Supreme Court holding this year.
Judges, staff and friends of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will remember their colleague, Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue, at a special memorial ceremony this afternoon in recognition of her life, legal career, and judicial service.