In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

AUG. 3-16, 2012

Read about what happens when the doors close and the Judicial Nominating Commission deliberates about which candidates to keep. The recent ruling in the IBM welfare modernization case is likely just the first act.  An Indianapolis attorney is preparing to visit Mongolia to educate on media law.

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Educating the world on media law

Daniel Byron, a partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, is preparing to visit Mongolia to help improve the rights of free speech and free press. He will spend all of September in and around the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, assisting and educating defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, journalists and other advocates about media law.

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Struggles mount for labor

Indiana this year became the 23rd state to enact a right-to-work law in which workers cannot be compelled to pay union dues. Within months, individual workers in union shops opted out, even as court challenges linger.

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Federal Bar Update: No changes to federal rules this year

Federal rule amendments take affect Dec. 1 of each year after a lengthy, time-consuming process of transmittal from the Judicial Conference to the Supreme Court and then to Congress. This coming December, for the first time in many years, there are no amendments on the horizon for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, or Federal Rules of Evidence.

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Darden retires, announces McKinney scholarship

Court of Appeals Judge Carr L. Darden will establish a scholarship in the name of himself and his wife of 57 years at his alma mater, the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. The judge and other officials announced the scholarship Wednesday during his Statehouse retirement ceremony.

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Pirates on trial – mock trial, that is

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor George Edwards posed the question, “What would you do if a pirate were to appear as a piracy defendant in your courtroom?” to a group of Indiana judges this summer.

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