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Steuben County joins Odyssey

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. will join judges and the clerk of Steuben County on August 22 to demonstrate Odyssey, a new case management system.

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Justices uphold admitting juvenile’s confession

The Indiana Supreme Court has found that a juvenile court didn’t err in admitting a teen’s confession, finding the boy was given the opportunity for meaningful consultation with his mother and that he knowingly waived his rights. The justices did also emphasize that the waiver used should be altered to make it more clear.

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Man’s Sixth Amendment right not violated

The failure of a judge to inquire into a defendant’s written complaint about his public defender didn’t violate the defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel, the Indiana Supreme Court held Wednesday. However, the justices explained if a trial judge finds him or herself in a situation similar to the one presented, that judge should at least receive assurances from the public defender’s office that the complaint has been adequately addressed.

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