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.
Thanks in part to the high-profile health-care summit today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee postponed votes this morning on three Indiana judicial nominees and a Bloomington law professor being considered for a key Department of Justice spot.
More than a year since she was first nominated to head the Office of Legal Counsel, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this morning approved Indiana law professor Dawn Johnsen along party lines for the second time. Two of the three Indiana judicial nominees for the federal bench also received the green light this morning. Johnsen and the judicial nominees can now be voted on by the full Senate.