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JQC issues guidance on judges participating in marches, social issue events

Indiana judicial officers who want to participate in public events aimed at addressing social issues are allowed to do so, as long as they can in a manner that doesn’t impinge upon the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary, a new advisory opinion from the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications says.

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Year in Review: Baer death penalty reversal most-read IL story of 2019

A federal appeals court’s reversal of Madison County killer Fredrick Baer’s death sentence was the most-read story on the Indiana Lawyer’s digital edition, www.theindianalawyer.com. Indiana Lawyer readers clicked on stories on our website more than 2.6 million times between Jan. 1 and Dec. 10, 2019, according to Google Analytics. Here are the 50 most-viewed story headlines during that time.

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Attorneys choose Winingham to serve on JNC, JQC

Indianapolis attorney William E. Winingham Jr. has been selected as the next District II representative to the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission and Judicial Qualifications Commission, winning election to the commissions by a substantial margin.

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Suspect in judges shooting agrees to plead guilty

One of two men accused of confronting three southern Indiana judges, leading to a brawl in which two of the jurists were shot, has agreed to plead guilty, according to court records. Alfredo Vazquez of Indianapolis has agreed to plead guilty to at least one of the charges against him related to the May 1 shooting in which Clark Circuit judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs were wounded.

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3 judges face discipline in Indianapolis shooting

Clark Circuit Judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs and Crawford Circuit Judge Sabrina Bell each have been charged with ethics violations for their roles in a now-infamous Indianapolis altercation that left Adams and Jacobs hospitalized with serious gunshot wounds. The charges detail a night of bar-hopping by the southern Indiana jurists during the evening of April 30 into the early morning of May 1 that ended in a confrontation that escalated to violence.

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Three judges involved in Indianapolis shooting now face discipline

Three judges involved in a May shooting in downtown Indianapolis are all now facing judicial discipline charges. Clark Circuit Judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs and Crawford Circuit Magistrate Judge Sabrina Bell each were charged Friday by the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications in relation to the May 1 shooting at a downtown Indianapolis White Castle, and the events leading up to the shooting.

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