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Marilyn Odendahl

Marilyn Odendahl

Marilyn Odendahl covers the Indiana General Assembly as well as law schools and bar associations across the state for the Indiana Lawyer. Prior to joining the Indiana Lawyer, she was a reporter for nearly eight years at The Elkhart Truth, in Elkhart, Ind., where she primarily covered business. She holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Louisville.

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St. Eve and Scudder to face Judiciary Committee vote

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary will consider the final nominees for the open seats on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. Judge Amy St. Eve of the Northern Illinois District Court and Michael Scudder, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, are on the agenda and, based on their committee hearing, do not appear to be facing any stiff opposition.
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Questions about PACER fees swirling in court disputes

Just about any discussion of the federal judiciary’s online document system, PACER, will quickly turn to a questioning of the fees charged for accessing filings and why the information is not available for free. A recent ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia provided insight into the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system’s financial health and raised more questions.
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