St. Joseph Superior Judge Cristal C. Brisco and Elkhart Superior Judge Gretchen S. Lund were nominated to the federal bench in a Wednesday announcement from the White House.
Web Exclusive: Lawyers, judges offer tips on how to get the most out of judicial clerkship
At a time when judges are interviewing and hiring to fill upcoming judicial clerkship positions, some former and current law clerks are reflecting on their own experiences and offering suggestions to newcomers on how to prepare.Read More
Serve and protect: Shooting of federal judge’s family sparks safety reform recommendations
After the shooting of a district judge’s son and husband at her home in New Jersey, Hoosier federal jurists say they live daily with the reality of threats to their safety. The judicial Conference has adopted a series of recommendations aimed at safeguarding the federal bench.Read More
With Indiana Northern District Magistrate Judge Joshua Kolar awaiting a confirmation vote from the U.S. Senate to fill a vacancy on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the district court is preparing to fill the anticipated magistrate judge vacancy.
The path for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana Magistrate Judge Joshua Kolar to fill a vacancy on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals now comes down to just one vote after the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed his nomination Thursday.
IN Northern District, 7th Circuit still waiting for vacancies to be filled: Magnus-Stinson announcement means IN Southern District will also soon have an opening
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson has announced she will be assuming senior status in July 2024. That means the Biden administration will need to fill another federal judicial vacancy in Indiana.
The nominee to fill an Indiana vacancy on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals faced some challenging questions on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as he took a first step toward possible confirmation by the full U.S. Senate.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana Magistrate Judge Joshua P. Kolar has been nominated to fill the vacancy on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals created by the death last summer of Judge Michael Kanne.
Case files and papers from the late 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Michael Kanne have been donated to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Jerome Hall Law Library.
7th Circuit makes edits to clarify immigration judge, not immigration board, will conduct evidentiary hearing
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the federal government’s petition for a rehearing of an immigration appeal but did make a handful of edits to its original opinion after the Department of Justice objected to the language.
The Indiana seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals left vacant by the sudden death of Judge Michael Kanne gives the Biden administration the opportunity to flip the seat. But with Republicans largely expected to win back the Senate in November, the time needed to select, nominate and confirm a judge by the end of this year is rapidly slipping away.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily halted the removal of an Indiana immigrant to Ethiopia after it found credible his fear of torture if he is returned to the African country.
A dental hygienist who claimed she did not get a pay raise as a result of racial discrimination lost her appeal of the judgment in favor of her employer at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A life sentence has been upheld against an Indiana man convicted of a dozen crimes related to his production and possession of child pornography.
Health and Hospital Corp. seeks rehearing for 7th Circuit’s ruling allowing family to sue nursing home
The Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County is asking the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to reexamine its recent ruling on the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, saying the opinion conflicts with the court’s previous decision on the federal statute and “federalize(s) a large swath of state medical malpractice law.”
An administrative law judge did not err in finding that a woman was not entitled to disability benefits despite having “several medical problems,” the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held Wednesday.
Despite being assessed a fine that was $200 more than agreed to a plea agreement, a man convicted on multiple robbery-related felonies failed to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that his increased fine constituted reversible error.
Woman denied higher starting salary ‘because’ husband had a job wins reversal in pay discrimination case
A Muncie teacher who sued her employer after being told that her starting salary didn’t need to be higher because her husband had a job has secured a reversal in her favor on her pay discrimination claims.
Peter Prostyakov, a native of Moscow who’s now a U.S. Citizen living in Carmel, details what he concedes is his convoluted journey into the federal judicial system, where he believes courts act unfairly toward him and other self-represented litigants.
The effort to allow all Hoosiers to vote by absentee ballot in the November presidential election has been blocked by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals which, in an echo of the state’s argument, found Election Day is too close to make any changes now. In a separate case, a judge temporarily stayed pending appeal an order blocking an Indiana law that requires absentee ballots be received by noon to be counted.
During oral argument in the dispute over Indiana’s restrictions on absentee voting, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel focused on Hoosier voters by asking which of the proposed remedies would cause the least confusion and what remedies are currently available to the electorate.