Indiana’s civil forfeiture framework has received ample attention from the state legislative and judicial branches in recent years, but now, the nation’s highest court will weigh in on a case that could have implications in Indiana and nationwide.
A ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court that held the state cannot be sued under the whistleblower act has left some attorneys concerned for taxpayers and inspired at least one elected official to seek to change the law. But the ruling has not discouraged the state employee who started the fight.
Juveniles who agree to delinquency adjudications cannot immediately challenge their adjudications on direct appeal, but instead must make a request for post-judgment relief via Trial Rule 60 before pursuing their constitutional right to appeal, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled.
As bar exam passage rates continue to decline and a majority of states move to a Uniform Bar Examination, the Indiana Supreme Court is taking steps to determine if the Hoosier state should follow suit and change its gateway test for admission to the Indiana bar.
Amid slumping passage rates, the Indiana Supreme Court has created a special commission to review the state’s bar exam and make recommendations for changes in format or content, including whether to modify what is considered a passing score.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is asking the nation’s highest court to reinstate the death penalty against a man convicted of killing a Madison County woman and her 4-year-old daughter, arguing the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals failed to properly defer to state court rulings when it overturned his death sentence earlier this year.
An Evansville trial court may resentence a would-be robber for his eight convictions after the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that vacating the defendant’s criminal gang enhancement did not rid the trial court of its resentencing authority.
The Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana is seeking comments on Indiana’s Child Support Guidelines and will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Friday in the Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom at the Statehouse to discuss the guidelines.
Attorney Kim Antcliff Jackson of Cory, Indiana, took office Monday as Terre Haute City Court Judge pro tempore, replacing retiring Judge Chris A. Wrede. Jackson’s appointment was announced in an Indiana Supreme Court order issued Thursday.
A Knox Superior Court judge had been publicly reprimand for reinstating a close friend’s suspended driver’s license and suggesting a deputy prosecutor dismiss the case, according to an Indiana Supreme Court order issued Friday.