In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JUNE 8-21, 2022

How can we prevent this from happening again? That's the question many are asking after the recent mass shootings in Texas and New York last month. Indiana Lawyer Managing Editor Jordan Morey dug into national and statewide data and spoke with local officials to get a glimpse into what, if any, changes could be coming regarding local gun laws. Also in this issue, IL Senior Reporter Marilyn Odendahl detailed the monumental Indiana Supreme Court ruling that handed Gov. Eric Holcomb a win over the Legislature and the strong words the justices had for Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita. In another front-page story, Odendahl got insight into the Biden administration's nomination of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Magistrate Judge Doris Pryor to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. This week's Focus is the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, where we spoke with new ITLA President Dan Pfeifer. Be sure to read these stories and much more in the June 8-21, 2022 edition of Indiana Lawyer.

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Indiana justices tell Legislature to follow the constitution

In what is being called “the right decision,” the Indiana Supreme Court has overturned the law that allowed the Legislature to call itself into a special session. However, the debate over whether the governor should have the exclusive power to convene the General Assembly when the legislators are out of session might not be settled.

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Lawsuit challenges state’s handling of mentally ill

With allegations that individuals deemed incompetent to stand trial are being left to languish in Indiana’s county jails, a federal lawsuit filed in May by Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services is bringing renewed attention to the treatment of mentally ill inmates in the state’s criminal justice system.

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Hoosier roots: McCarter & English lures veteran attorneys to open new office in Indianapolis market

Co-managing partners of the Indiana office Katherine Althoff and Amy Fisher, and partner Kimberly Castellino Metzger, have strong connections to the Hoosier legal community, having built their careers at Ice Miller in Indianapolis. So, the launch of McCarter’s Indianapolis office, the most western location for the East Coast firm, is based on strong Indiana roots.

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Indiana Court Decisions: May 19-June 1, 2022

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Published May 18, posted to on May 19 Danielle Albert v. Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security 21-2592 7th Circuit affirms denial of disability benefits, urges petitioner to ‘give work a shot’ A northern Indiana woman who applied for Social Security disability benefits shortly after graduating from high […]

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Maley: Proceeding under a pseudonym

The local federal courts regularly address procedural issues that recur from time to time. Most such decisions get little attention beyond the parties but are often informative for many federal practitioners. Whether and how to proceed under a pseudonym is one such example. Two informative opinions from the Southern District of Indiana provide excellent roadmaps.

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