The Court of Appeals of Indiana is set to hear oral arguments next week in a two-part challenge to Indiana’s near-total abortion ban under the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Year in Review: COVID aside, Barrett’s ascent to SCOTUS tops year’s biggest legal news stories
COVID may have seemed like the only thing that happened in 2020, but for Indiana’s legal community, the past year brought watershed developments that will be with us for years to come, many of which were touched directly by the pandemic. Here are the Top 10 non-coronavirus Indiana legal news stories as determined by consensus of the Indiana Lawyer editorial staff.Read More
Coming full circle: Weissmann joins COA after years of appellate practice
At 10 a.m. Monday, Leanna Weissmann transitioned from practitioner to judge. “What a star,” Chief Justice Loretta Rush said of Weissmann when her appointment was announced. “I will miss you standing before me arguing cases. … I always knew it would be a whale of an argument.”Read More
A man challenging the denial of his bond reduction motion cannot pursue a belated appeal under Post-Conviction Rule 2, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled Wednesday, finding no “extraordinarily compelling reasons” to reinstate his forfeited appeal.
Indiana Supreme Court precedent holding that damages associated with traffic flow variations are not compensable is controlling in a case where the state seized a parcel of land in Johnson County for the I-69 project, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled.
A Grant County couple cannot “rely on the state to bail them out” and are not entitled to compensation for damages related to the construction of a massive dam on their property, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Wednesday.
2 aggravated battery convictions related to judges’ 2019 shooting overturned, but defendant’s self-defense, fundamental error claims rejected on appeal
The man convicted of aggravated battery and other charges in connection with the 2019 shooting of two Indiana judges will see two of his aggravated battery convictions overturned for a double jeopardy violation, although his other convictions were upheld.
A dozen social studies teachers from across the state traveled to the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday to get a behind-the-scenes look at the judiciary and fresh ideas on civics education.
Man failed to show statutory requirements for expungement of DCS records that proved juvenile child molesting allegations, COA affirms
Indiana law didn’t back up a man’s contention that a trial court should expunge Indiana Department of Child Services records substantiating his molestation of his sisters, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Wednesday.
A teen’s placement in the Department of Correction for a “relatively minor” juvenile offense was erroneous, the Court of Appeals has ruled, finding a juvenile court did not sufficiently explore less restrictive options.
Officers violated federal, state constitutions in warrantless entry, searches, COA rules in reversal
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed the denial of a defendant’s motion to suppress evidence related to his meth charge, finding the warrantless entry of his home tainted the subsequent searches and discovery of evidence.
A man convicted of a sex crime against a minor 15 years ago in Kentucky must remain on Indiana’s sex offender registry, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Tuesday.
A man who argued he couldn’t comply with the conditions of his probation because he was taken into immigration custody upon his release has failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that a trial court erred in finding he violated his probation.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana will hold oral arguments in September in a case challenging Indiana’s near-total abortion ban on religious freedom grounds.
A search warrant for a defendant’s phone was executed when the phone was seized, meaning a detective did not have to inform the trial court that the allegations underpinning the warrant were recanted before the phone was searched.
The state’s 13-month delay in providing blood test results violated a man’s right to a speedy trial, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled in a Wednesday reversal.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana will be traveling to Shelbyville next week as part of its Appeals on Wheels program.
A man who had a right of first refusal to his late mother’s home should have been allowed to receive the home at its value at the time of his mother’s death, rather than the value of a purchase offer, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
Evidence supports ‘gravely disabled’ finding for appellant ordered to temporary commitment, COA affirms
A woman ordered to a temporary mental health commitment has failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that a trial court wrongly determined she was gravely disabled.
A habitual offender enhancement that was filed 21 days before a trial that was eventually rescheduled was not untimely, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
Indiana’s appellate judges came together with special guests on Wednesday to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Indiana Statehouse.
The common law duty of good faith that applies to insurance does not extend to the relationship between a surety company and bond obligee, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.