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Chief justices to discuss court issues

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and other jurists from the Midwest will talk about important issues affecting their respective courts during a panel discussion Sept. 9 at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.

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State of the Judiciary touches on economy

The state's top judge this afternoon addressed a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly for the annual State of the Judiciary, focusing on how the courts can help rebuild the state and country's battered confidence caused by economic turmoil. Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard stood before lawmakers and fellow judges in the Indiana House […]

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Farming dispute creates first impression issue

In a ruling from the Indiana Supreme Court on an issue of first impression, two of the state's five justices fear a new holding will have far-reaching impact not only on the forfeiture cases at issue, but also mortgage foreclosure cases impacting the commercial and industrial real estate world.

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Federal Circuit converges on Indianapolis

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has kept up with a trend of publishing more written opinions than any other federal court, and one of the most significant happenings in the past year is the recent resurrection of inviting lower trial judges to sit by designation on appeals panels.

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Indiana delegation attending ABA summit

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard is heading an Indiana delegation that will attend the American Bar Association's national summit to foster cooperation and communication among the three branches of state government.

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Court affirms student’s convictions

After examining the few Indiana decisions on tumultuous conduct in the context of sufficiency of evidence to support a disorderly conduct conviction, the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed a high school student's conviction for behavior involving the dean of students. The high court also affirmed the student's battery conviction against the assistant principal.

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7th Circuit hears arguments on judicial free speech

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Friday morning in a case in which the state’s Commission on Judicial Qualifications and Disciplinary Commission want the court to reverse the District Court’s ruling that granted a permanent injunction against provisions in Indiana’s Code of Judicial Conduct.

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