Justice Brett Kavanaugh called himself grateful and optimistic Thursday, avoiding controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy Supreme Court confirmation a year ago.
Rush plans to further initiatives in second term
Ask the justices how they would describe the last five years at the Indiana Supreme Court, and they’ll tell you they’ve seen some changes. There’s been an internal reorganization, a major technology initiative and a national drug crisis to contend with, but they think their institution has successfully charted its path.Read More
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed a magistrate judge and former deputy prosecutor to a judicial vacancy in the Porter Circuit Court, his office announced Wednesday.
Several judges spoke candidly about their personal judicial nomination experiences on Friday in honor of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana’s 12th annual court history and continuing legal education symposium.
Attorneys in Cass and Hancock counties interested in being considered to fill judicial vacancies will have until almost the end of the month to make their interest known to Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Merrillville Town Court Judge Gina L. Jones has been appointed to the Lake Superior Court, succeeding retiring Judge John Pera, who retired in June, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday.
The retirement of the longest-serving woman on the Indiana trial court bench will create a vacancy in Porter Circuit Court, and qualified candidates who wish to be considered have another three weeks to make their interests known.
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush will serve a second term as head of the Hoosier judiciary after a unanimous reappointment vote Wednesday from the Judicial Nominating Commission.
Finding a disproportionate majority of state supreme court justices are white men, a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law highlights the lack of diversity on America’s highest state courts, which is being described as a crisis.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission will vote this month to select the state’s next chief justice. In Friday announcement, the Indiana Supreme Court said the commission will begin interviews regarding the reappointment of Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush at 9 a.m. August 21 in Room 319 of the Statehouse.
The Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking public comment on more than a dozen candidates who have applied to fill a vacancy in Lake Superior Court. The commission will interview the 15 candidates next month.
The applicants seeking to succeed retired Lake Superior Judge John Pera in Civil Division 6 will be interviewed in public sessions by the commission on Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point.
The U.S. Senate approved Damon Leichty on an 85-10 vote, sending the South Bend Barnes & Thornburgh partner to fill the last vacancy in Indiana’s federal judiciary and making him the fourth judge confirmed to Indiana’s federal bench since last August.
Every fall, judicial representatives from several Indiana counties travel to the Statehouse to make the same plea: Our caseloads are growing and our litigants are waiting, the judges tell lawmakers. We need more help, and we need your permission to get it.
Clark Circuit Judge Bradley Jacobs, one of two judges wounded in an early-morning shooting in downtown Indianapolis in May, will return to the bench next week, the Indiana Supreme Court announced in an order Tuesday.
Longtime Marion Superior Judge David Dreyer will step down after 23 years on the bench when his term expires at the end of 2020, he announced Tuesday. Dreyer, 63, a 23-year judge who has presided in civil and criminal cases on the state trial court bench in Indianapolis, said in a news release that he intends to seek senior judge status and continue hearing cases.
Damon Leichty has been confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, filling the last vacant seat on the federal bench in the Hoosier state.
The Indiana Supreme Court has certified a new senior judge to serve in Indiana courts.