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DOC drops kosher meal appeal

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the Indiana Department of Correction and other appellants’ motion to dismiss their appeal of a case in which a federal judge found the DOC violated prisoners’ rights by denying kosher meals.

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Dinsmore sworn in as magistrate

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore received his robe and took the official oath of office on Feb. 25 at an investiture ceremony in the Birch Bayh Federal Building in Indianapolis.

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Dinsmore sworn in as magistrate

Mark J. Dinsmore took the oath today to become the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana’s newest magistrate judge. Magistrate Judge Dinsmore was sworn in by Chief Judge Richard L. Young at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Indianapolis.

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Senate votes on federal magistrate’s nomination

By now, Indiana may have its newest federal judge in the Southern District of Indiana. The U.S. Senate was scheduled to vote on the confirmation of U.S. Magistrate Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson at 5:30 p.m. June 7, which came after the deadline for this story. Confirmation approval meant that a woman who’s been on the federal […]

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Judicial appointments a hot topic at 7th Circuit conference

This year’s 7th Circuit Bar Association and Judicial Conference for the 7th Circuit featured a more historic tone because
of the high-profile roster of legal community leaders who attended, as well as offering tidbits about how the Indianapolis
federal courthouse will soon be going green, how the state’s Southern District is hoping for a new full-time magistrate,
and a call to action for Hoosier judges and attorneys to get more involved in a new e-discovery program under way.

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