• Rush plans to further initiatives in second term

    Ask the justices how they would describe the last five years at the Indiana Supreme Court, and they’ll tell you they’ve seen some changes. There’s been an internal reorganization, a major technology initiative and a national drug crisis to contend with, but they think their institution has successfully charted its path.

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Attorneys choose Winingham to serve on JNC, JQC

Indianapolis attorney William E. Winingham Jr. has been selected as the next District II representative to the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission and Judicial Qualifications Commission, winning election to the commissions by a substantial margin.

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Suspect in judges shooting agrees to plead guilty

One of two men accused of confronting three southern Indiana judges, leading to a brawl in which two of the jurists were shot, has agreed to plead guilty, according to court records. Alfredo Vazquez of Indianapolis has agreed to plead guilty to at least one of the charges against him related to the May 1 shooting in which Clark Circuit judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs were wounded.

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3 judges face discipline in Indianapolis shooting

Clark Circuit Judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs and Crawford Circuit Judge Sabrina Bell each have been charged with ethics violations for their roles in a now-infamous Indianapolis altercation that left Adams and Jacobs hospitalized with serious gunshot wounds. The charges detail a night of bar-hopping by the southern Indiana jurists during the evening of April 30 into the early morning of May 1 that ended in a confrontation that escalated to violence.

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Three judges involved in Indianapolis shooting now face discipline

Three judges involved in a May shooting in downtown Indianapolis are all now facing judicial discipline charges. Clark Circuit Judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs and Crawford Circuit Magistrate Judge Sabrina Bell each were charged Friday by the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications in relation to the May 1 shooting at a downtown Indianapolis White Castle, and the events leading up to the shooting.

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After judge’s plea, JQC investigating shooting

Though he’s past the legal ramifications of an early-morning shooting in May, Clark Circuit Judge Andrew Adams must still face a judicial discipline action investigating the matter. His plea and the highly publicized nature of the shooting led the Indiana Judicial Qualifications Commission to take the rare step of publicly confirming its investigation of the incident.

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Judicial Qualifications Commission moves to suspend judge charged in Indianapolis shooting

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed a motion to suspend Clark Circuit Judge Andrew Adams with pay following his Friday indictment on charges related to a downtown Indianapolis shooting he was involved in earlier this year. The commission filed a Notice of Criminal Charges and Request for Suspension seeking Adams’ suspension immediately upon learning of the felony indictment.

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