Finding no fundamental error, a split Indiana Supreme Court has reinstated a man’s multiple convictions that resulted in a nearly 50-year sentence.
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.Read More
‘A tenacious spirit’: Chief Justice Rush commends perseverance of judiciary in unprecedented times
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush on Jan. 12 presented her eighth State of the Judiciary address to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, state lawmakers and fellow judges, providing an update on the condition of Indiana’s courts. She returned to the Indiana House of Representatives chamber to address the General Assembly following a virtual address in 2021.Read More
Web Exclusive: Women appellate judges widen the road for future judiciary
Indiana’s women appellate judges gathered for a celebration at an Indiana State Bar Association event last month to reflect on the history and significance of the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary.Read More
Female judges encourage women to seek out the bench, become ‘seed planters’
Women who aspire to become judges need mentors and role models to help show the way. One longtime Indiana appellate judge shared the value of such encouragement that speaks to the experience of many female jurists: “She saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. That caused me to apply.”Read More
Justices split, find ‘jurisdictional gap’ in child molesting offense committed by minor who is now an adult
Neither the juvenile court nor the criminal court has jurisdiction over a man who allegedly committed child molesting while still a minor but whom the state did not attempt to criminally charge until he was over 21, creating a “jurisdictional gap” in cases where an offender ages out of the juvenile system, according to the Indiana Supreme Court. But the court’s majority holding was challenged by two dissenting justices, who argued the Indiana Legislature “would never have intended” for the alleged criminal act to go unpunished.
A decade after the first veterans court opened in Floyd County, there are now 28 veterans courts statewide, according to the Indiana Supreme Court. On May 10, at the Ogle Hall auditorium on Ivy Tech Community College’s Sellersburg campus, the first veterans court celebrated its 10th anniversary along with a ceremony honoring its newest cohort of graduates.
A man characterized as “compassionate” and “forward thinking” with “a brilliant legal mind” has been tapped to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court.
The newest Indiana Supreme Court justice will be announced sometime this week, the governor’s office has confirmed with Indiana Lawyer.
Indiana is one of 20 states that has no Black, Latino, Asian American or Native American justices sitting on its Supreme Court, even though people of color make up 23% of the state’s population, according to a new report issued by the Brennan Center for Justice.
“Disappointed,” “stunned” and “saddened” were just a few of the words former and current Indiana appellate justices and judges used to describe how they felt about the recent leak in the nation’s highest court.
A man convicted of child molestation has secured a new trial after the Indiana Supreme Court concluded he was wrongly denied a continuance to review new evidence submitted one day before trial.
The Indiana Election Commission has been added to the list of “administrative agencies” considered in Indiana’s Rules of Appellate Procedure.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission didn’t shy away from big topics during the second round of Indiana Supreme Court interviews on April 5, prodding to see where candidates would land on questions ranging from underrepresentation on the bench to influences of personal bias in judicial philosophy to how much consideration judges should give the legislative branch.
IN justices: Forfeited funds can’t be released for defense, but summary judgment for state was inappropriate
A trial court cannot release money seized from a defendant back to the defendant for the purpose of funding his or her defense, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled. However, the forfeiture action in question will continue after the high court reversed summary judgment for the state.
Although the Indiana Supreme Court agreed a woman who was injured during physical therapy should be able to proceed with her complaint against her doctors, the justices split over the application of the Restatement (Second) of Torts Section 429, with one justice asserting the majority was applying a new standard that rendered Section 429 redundant.
Indiana Supreme Court justices last week could not come to an unanimous decision in declining to further consider two cases that sought transfer of jurisdiction before the high court.
The final round of public interviews for a seat on the Indiana Supreme Court will be held on April 5.
Probation officers are state employees who must be defended by the Indiana attorney general against litigation, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled, reversing lower court rulings in favor of the state.
The Indiana Supreme Court has turned down a request by an Allen County man to determine whether he actually waived his right to appeal when he entered into a plea agreement, but two members of the court voted to hear the case.
A homeowners association made up of condominium owners in a South Bend condo complex can move forward with its claims of faulty construction work against two of the four defendants named in its original lawsuit after a reversal by the Indiana Supreme Court.
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush presented her eighth State of the Judiciary address to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, state lawmakers and fellow judges on the conditions of Indiana’s courts on Wednesday.
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush is set to give her annual State of the Judiciary address on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has announced.