The Justice Department is challenging efforts by former President Donald Trump to disqualify the Washington judge presiding over the case charging him with plotting to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday asked the federal judge presiding over his election subversion case to recuse herself due to her past public statements about the former president and his connection to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
A federal magistrate judge in the Indiana Northern District Court has denied a motion to recuse brought by a male student at Purdue University who was expelled after the school determined he had sexually assaulted a female student.
A Putman County judge’s comments that included profanity and negative connotations about women fell “woefully short” of the expected conduct for judicial officers, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled in reversing a denial to correct error.
Manhattan prosecutors say neither the former president nor his lawyers have shown any evidence to support their claims that the judge in Donald Trump’s hush-money criminal case has an anti-Trump bias.
A suspect in the 2017 deaths of two Delphi teenagers is seeking a new location for his murder trial next year, arguing it will be difficult to form an impartial jury in the current location because of intense public scrutiny and media attention.
Carroll Circuit Judge Benjamin A. Diener has recused himself from the high-profile murder case involving two teenage girls who were slain in 2017 in Delphi. Allen Superior Judge Fran Gull will now serve as special judge over the case against Richard Allen.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a second lawsuit today against the state’s new abortion law, claiming Senate Enrolled Act 1 violates Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
A Wisconsin trial judge has revoked the temporary admission granted to Indiana attorney James Bopp Jr., claiming the Hoosier applied “phony legal principles to invented facts.” But the Terre Haute lawyer is responding by calling the judge’s revocation “meaningless and pointless” and by filing what is a fourth appeal in an open records lawsuit that began in December 2021.
Reports that the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas implored Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff to act to overturn the 2020 election results have put a spotlight on how justices decide whether to step aside from a case.
Noblesville student suing for discrimination loses argument that Barker has ‘personal animus’ toward pro-life views
A Noblesville high school student alleging her school discriminated against her when it prohibited her from running a pro-life student group has lost her bid to transfer the case away from Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker based on allegations of the judge’s “personal animus” toward pro-life views.
3rd judge presides over qui tam complaint against Indiana Treasurer Mitchell as defendants hire attorneys
The whistleblower case against Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell has been unsealed, showing all the defendants, including Indianapolis-based Ice Miller LLP, have hired legal counsel and a third judge is now presiding over the matter after Marion Superior Judge Patrick Dietrick, who handled the case for 11 months, recused himself when the court was notified that his sister-in-law is employed by Ice Miller.
Nearly eight months after the Indiana Supreme Court accepted the resignation of a one-time northern Indiana judge and former lawyer accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a widow client’s estate, justices now are being asked to remove the judge hearing a related civil lawsuit.
A federal judge who last week recused herself from the bribery case of a former northwestern Indiana mayor has changed course and will preside over the man’s retrial after all.
A federal judge has recused herself from the bribery case of a former northwestern Indiana mayor only days after setting a date for his retrial in that case.
Asserting the Archdiocese of Indianapolis made claims that are “irrelevant, inaccurate, misleading or make incorrect inferences,” the Marion Superior Court denied the church’s attempt to remove the special judge appointed to preside over the case involving the firing of a gay teacher at Cathedral High School. The judge did step aside, however, citing personal reasons.
The 2019 Michigan City mayoral election is facing a controversial legal undercurrent as felony charges remain pending against Mayor Ron Meer. But as the LaPorte County court system searches for a judge who can take the case, Meer is alleging an “untenable conflict of interest” and possible political motivations should remove the proceedings from the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office.
Witness statements collected during the criminal investigation into Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill must be turned over to the lawyers defending Hill against an attorney disciplinary action, the hearing officer has ruled. Former Justice Myra Selby also declined to recuse herself from Hill’s case over a potential conflict of interest.
Marion County’s first judicial retention interviews are underway, with interviews completed Monday morning for seven of the 16 Marion County judges seeking retention this year.
Disgraced Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has moved for District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt’s recusal from his child pornography case, alleging the fact that she has teenage daughters creates a bias against him. A major problem with his argument: Pratt has no teenage daughters.