St. Joseph Circuit Court Judge John Broden announced the appointment of Cristal C. Brisco as magistrate judge for the St. Joseph Circuit Court on Thursday. Brisco will assume the position vacated by the death of Magistrate Judge Larry L. Ambler.
The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee is inviting current Marion County judges to submit their applications for retention, marking the first time merit selection will be used to choose or retain judges in Indiana’s largest county.
Note to lawyers with cases in the Southern District of Indiana: don’t give the overworked judicial officers cause to call you out for missing deadlines or shrugging off orders. Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker did just that in a blistering two-page order issued Friday.
Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate either today or early tomorrow morning to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals with the support of both Indiana senators.
Coping under a judicial emergency that has been exacerbated by a sudden death of a Senior Judge Larry McKinney, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is getting much needed help from its northern Hoosier neighbor.