‘The battle isn’t over’: Near-total abortion ban in effect, but litigation continues
It’s been a year of legal battles for both sides of the abortion issue in Indiana, with a struggle in the courts still playing out as the state’s near-total ban takes effect for the second time.Read More
Web Exclusive: Divided IN Supreme Court again asks for legislative fix to ‘jurisdictional gap’ between juvenile, criminal cases
In the state of Indiana, if an individual commits the act of child molesting before their 18th birthday but charges aren’t filed until after they turn 21, the offender is essentially off the hook. According to the state’s highest court, there’s a “jurisdictional gap” in the law making that possible.Read More
Bill would require de novo judicial review of environmental agency decisions
A bill proposed in the 2022 Indiana legislative session would have required trial courts to try disputed issues of fact de novo in a judicial review of certain agency actions. Republican Rep. Chris Jeter, R-Fishers, said he authored House Bill 1063 in an attempt to even the playing field between decision-making agencies and Hoosiers, and in response to an Indiana Supreme Court decision.Read More
Web Exclusive: Expungement wait period case awaits justices
After more than 10 years with a criminal record, an Elkhart man successfully petitioned to reduce his felony conviction to a misdemeanor. But when he tried to expunge the conviction two years later, he faced an unexpected setback. The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether he and others in his situation must wait longer for an expungement.Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place the admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia that some parents claimed discriminates against highly qualified Asian Americans.
A split Court of Appeals of Indiana has upheld the grant of a motion to set aside summary judgment in a dispute involving a financial company and a woman whose ex-husband admitted to using her identity to fraudulently obtain a loan.
A convicted murderer sentenced as a teen to more than 200 years will have his sentence reduced to 135 years, although one Court of Appeals of Indiana judge would uphold the 220-year term.
Justices say no ‘extraordinary circumstances’ existed to remove Delphi murder defendant’s counsel, but with a dissent
The Indiana Supreme Court is explaining its reasoning for reinstating the defense team of the man accused in the 2017 Delphi murder case, crafting a new rule for determining when a judge can remove a court-appointed attorney.
Construction of a proposed senior group home in Carmel cannot move forward after a split panel of the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed a preliminary injunction challenging the underlying building permit.
An inmate alleging his constitutional rights were violated in a prison disciplinary process that put him in segregation for two years has failed to find relief at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Two months after vacating a man’s attempted murder and battery convictions, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has reaffirmed that decision on rehearing, doubling down on its holding that a speedy trial request was not met.
Alabama executed a convicted murderer with nitrogen gas Thursday, putting him to death with a first-of-its-kind method that once again placed the U.S. at the forefront of the debate over capital punishment.
A defendant whose cell water was shut off for more than a week failed to prove that the two prison employees he sued knew that the water did not need to be shut off, a split Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
A man convicted of manslaughter after a brawl at a county fair will get a new trial, although one appellate judge would uphold his conviction and sentence.
A Zionsville attorney who forged a signature on multiple adoption documents has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana for 30 days with automatic reinstatement.
The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which a defendant is challenging the admission of drug-related evidence that he says was illegally obtained.
Split COA affirms denial of PCR to woman with intellectual disabilities convicted of child molesting
A woman with intellectual disabilities whose sentence for child molesting was already cut in half failed in her bid to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that she was entitled to post-conviction relief.
The Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer to 16 cases last week, splitting in the denial to one case involving a man whose convictions of sexual misconduct with a minor were overturned on double jeopardy grounds.
A trial court should have admitted a woman’s prenuptial agreement into evidence in her divorce case, and its failure to do so resulted in a “flagrant injustice,” a split Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled in a Tuesday reversal.
Indy attorney gets 30-day suspension with automatic reinstatement for impermissible communication with represented litigant
An Indianapolis attorney will serve a 30-day suspension with automatic reinstatement in the new year after she impermissibly communicated with a represented litigant and made false statements to the court about that communication.
Reversal: Mother’s previous abandonment of children doesn’t rebut parental presumption in grandparent custody case
A mother’s abandonment of her children five years ago does not mean the children’s grandparents should get custody, a split Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.