Most chief judges at federal trial courts in the 7th Circuit — comprised of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin — are already women. Soon, there'll be just one man among them, 7th Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood noted in a speech Monday.
A man failed to persuade a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that he should be granted a continuance and be acquitted from his conviction of transporting a 15-year-old girl for prostitution across state lines. The panel concluded the case was unnecessarily prolonged and would exact an emotional toll on the victim if further extended.
Holly Brady and Damon Leichty, nominees to the Northern Indiana District Court, are a step closer to confirmation after the US. Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted in favor of their nominations Thursday and sent their names to the Senate floor.
With the start of the 116th Congress, Indiana’s two remaining federal judicial nominees have stalled and the vacancies in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana continue. However, Indiana’s senior senator expressed confidence they will come back to Capitol Hill.
The Indiana Northern District Court will honor the late Senior Judge Rudy Lozano at a memorial service in his honor next month. The service will begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 in Lozano's courtroom in the Hammond Federal Courthouse, 5400 Federal Plaza.
An Indiana company that breached a contract to pay referral fees to a chain of Pennsylvania cellphone stores that signed up Verizon customers years ago owes nothing to the party that proved the breach, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Thursday.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana announced Friday that federal courthouses in Fort Wayne, Hammond, Lafayette and South Bend would lower flags to half-staff through Monday in honor of the late Senior Judge Rudy Lozano, who died Wednesday at 76 years old.
Rudy Lozano served on the federal bench for 30 years, making landmark rulings in a Hammond courtroom that his peers said was known for its collegiality. Before that, Lozano was a leading practitioner who helped unify the legal community in northwest Indiana.