In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JULY 13-26, 2016

Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Charles Geyh recently was awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program grant, which will enable him to write a book about judicial selection. Geyh is believed to be the first IU Maurer professor to receive the grant. A lawyer facing a disciplinary action has invoked the Americans with Disabilities Act in his defense. A Chinese national seeking aslyum in Indiana has won a reprieve in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Asylum seeker from Indiana wins reprieve

A Chinese national living in Indiana persuaded the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals he was wrongly denied asylum for his claim that he was severely beaten and left hospitalized for months after he vocally opposed state agents enforcing the country’s one-child policy.

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Lawyer invokes ADA in discipline case after crime

A northeastern Indiana lawyer who allegedly “terrified” a woman who rejected his romantic advances contends in his resulting attorney discipline case that he had an undiagnosed mental illness. Because of that, he argues that an Indiana Supreme Court sanction against his license to practice law would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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‘Unprecedented’ law blocked, Planned Parenthood takes aim again

After a federal judge on June 30 blocked a restrictive new Indiana abortion law from taking effect, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana vowed to take aim at other recent enactments that might infringe on the constitutional right. A week later, a fresh federal lawsuit targeted another Indiana abortion law passed this year.

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A new way to test law school applicants

Indiana law school deans say they would be open to accepting someone’s Graduate Record Examination score in place of the Law School Admission Test, though most said they would need more research to prove the GRE is a valid predictor of law school success.

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