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Joseph Hogsett, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, received a ticket for speeding in Owen County. Hogsett was driving 10 miles over the posted speed limit on State Road 46 when he was stopped and cited for speeding.

Hogsett said in a news release April 8 that he was running late to a meeting in Bloomington on April 5, but that didn’t justify his exceeding the posted speed limit.

“The United States Attorney must be held to a higher standard. I apologize for my poor judgment in exceeding the posted speed limit and I readily accept the consequences of my haste,” he said.

Hogsett is in the process of paying the $130 fine to the Clerk of the Owen Circuit Court. He became U.S. Attorney for the Southern District in October 2010.

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  • editorial bias
    I am wondering why Indiana lawyer did not cover this fantastic laywer crime story. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/cops-attorney-beat-boyfriend-officer

    concerning Ms Obunlumi Okanlami an Indianpolis lawyer accused of battery and other crimes
  • Not a loss for breaking news,
    rather a loss of resolve to print them. Plenty of high placed Indiana attorneys get popped for DUI without making this newspaper. See, e.g. Boone County in January.
  • Is it NEWS ?
    I am glad to know by the level of inteest Indiana Lawyer has given this issue, that nobody connected with Indiana Lawyer has ever sped or broken any law including J-walking. It seems IN LAWYER is pretty hard up to find some tabloid news item to run
  • Really
    This is some news...Perhaps, if he had said "don't you know who I am?" to the officer it would be something to write about...as he is willingly accepting his punishment for and making no excuses about being "10 over" I must echo "bryanbrown" and the Barney Fife reference...must have been trying to make quota early in the month...
  • I have to wonder ...
    given this level of lawbreaking, if he might have also pulled the tags off his mattresses and failed to recycle his glass products. Time to nip it all in the bud, Andy.

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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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