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JNC/JQC attorney picked to lead disciplinary commission

Adrienne Meiring, counsel for the Indiana Supreme Court’s Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commission, has been named the executive director of the Disciplinary Commission. Her transition will begin immediately and a Supreme Court order will name her to the position.

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Majority justices uphold return of seized Land Rover that went to SCOTUS

After seven-plus years of litigation, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Marion man seeking the return of his seized white Land Rover. The majority justices concluded Thursday that Tyson Timbs met his high burden of showing that the harshness of his vehicle’s forfeiture was grossly disproportionate to the gravity of his underlying drug dealing offense and culpability for the vehicle’s misuse.

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Justices revise Blickman discipline order in Park Tudor case

The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday amended its order reprimanding Ice Miller employment attorney Michael Blickman, removing language that said he told authorities he didn’t know where images were in a Park Tudor High School sexting scandal between a coach and a student in which Blickman represented the school.

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Legislation takes aim at judicial selection

A bill in the Legislature would restructure the composition of judicial nominating commissions in Lake and St. Joseph counties. Currently, an even number of attorneys and nonattorney members are appointed by local stakeholders, but the proposal would reduce attorney representation, which has prompted a backlash in the northern Indiana legal communities.

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Justices reaffirm life without parole in brutal murder

A Southern Indiana convicted of killing two people will spend the rest of his life behind bars, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Monday, finding a trial court did not impermissibly rely on aggravating circumstances outside those listed by statute in imposing a sentence of life without parole.

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