When the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are considered children under state law, its chief justice had a higher authority in mind.
Web Exclusive: Supreme Court in no hurry to find new attorney ethics director
With the search underway for only the third director of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, one thing seems certain: The court will take its time finding a successor for retired leader G. Michael Witte.Read More
Calling it a career: Lawyer ethics director Witte retiring
After 39 years, G. Michael Witte, executive director of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, is calling it a career — sort of.Read More
AG Hill suspended for 30 days with automatic reinstatement
Finding Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill guilty of misdemeanor battery and two related violations of the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct, the Indiana Supreme Court has ordered him to serve a 30-day suspension.Read More
Man charged in judges’ shooting claims self-defense, says judges were aggressors
The man charged with shooting two southern Indiana judges outside an Indianapolis fast food restaurant last year claimed in a Tuesday court filing that he acted in self-defense. The notice of affirmative defense also alleges the judges were the aggressors as alleged gunman Brandon Kaiser and his nephew, Alfredo Vazquez, were stopping to eat at a downtown White Castle, where the shooting took place in the parking lot.Read More
A father-daughter pair of lawyers in Florida may face disciplinary action for speaking out against a judge’s ruling that overturned a jury decision awarding $2.7 million to a Black doctor who alleged he was subjected to racial discrimination.
Rep. James Comer has 6 acres that he bought in 2015. He transferred his ownership to Farm Team Properties, a shell company, and his own finances and relationships have begun to draw notice as a formal impeachment inquiry begins into President Joe Biden.
The leaders of the Statehouse’s dual Republican supermajorities have been clear: after recent gambling industry scandals involving former lawmakers, next year’s legislative session will include no expansion.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for two prominent conservatives who arranged luxury travel and other benefits for Supreme Court justices, but Republicans planned to object to the legitimacy of the action.
Attorney General Todd Rokita’s lack of insight into and his lack of any remorse about his prior misconduct and his resumption of misconduct the day the court approved the CA demonstrate that he is currently unfit to practice law in this state.
Remember when we used to make fun of “The Lincoln Lawyer” because he worked out of his car? Maybe we should not cast too many stones.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday adopted its first code of ethics, in the face of sustained criticism over undisclosed trips and gifts from wealthy benefactors to some justices, but the code lacks a means of enforcement.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee abruptly adjourned a meeting on Thursday without holding an expected vote on subpoenas for two conservatives who have helped arrange luxury travel and other benefits for Supreme Court justices.
An Oklahoma judge could be removed from office for sending more than 500 texts during a murder trial
A new Oklahoma judge could lose her job for sending more than 500 texts to her bailiff during a murder trial, including messages mocking the prosecutor, praising the defense attorney and calling a key witness a liar.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission’s complaint, filed Sept. 18, has created a secondary issue — a question with an unclear answer: Who should pay for Rokita’s defense counsel?
The Disciplinary Commission must think about money (at least every now and then) or they would not have drafted their latest advisory opinion entitled, “Ethical Considerations about Getting Paid.”
From 2019 to 2022, Indiana legislators were reimbursed for $335,226 for costs associated with legislative travel, including hotels, flights and conference registration fees.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh told a judicial conference he hopes there will be “concrete steps soon” to address recent ethics concerns surrounding the court, but he stopped short of addressing calls for justices to institute a code of conduct.
ABA resolution strenghtens requirement for attorney vigilance: Resolution passes after spirited debate by delegates
A resolution passed by the American Bar Association House of Delegates this month aims to ensure attorneys are vigilant about their clients and don’t unknowingly get caught up in a client’s criminal or fraudulent activities.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett told attendees at a judicial conference in Wisconsin on Monday that she welcomed public scrutiny of the court. But she stopped short of commenting on whether she thinks the court should change how it operates.
Justice Elena Kagan publicly declared her support for an ethics code for the U.S. Supreme Court but said there was no consensus among the justices on how to proceed, suggesting the high court is grappling with public concerns over its ethics practices.
The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility this month released ethical guidance for office-sharing among lawyers who practice independently.
The Supreme Court would have to abide by stronger ethics standards under legislation approved on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, a response to recent revelations about donor-funded trips by justices.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote Thursday on a new ethics code for the Supreme Court.