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After the passing of Senior Judge Marc Kellams, the Indiana Supreme Court has appointed former Indiana Justice Steven David to the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Committee.
Hands clasped with a soft smile on his face, Justice Derek R. Molter sat in the front row of a packed courtroom facing his empty seat on the Indiana Supreme Court bench.
On Aug. 31, Justice Steven David, a genuine friend of the legal profession and our system of justice, retired from the Indiana Supreme Court. As he departed, he encouraged everyone to “do a little bit more for other people.”
New Indiana Supreme Court Justice Derek Molter has recused himself from his first case on the docket for a unique reason: He outpaced it to the high court.
On a not-so-typical Tuesday afternoon, Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David sat fully robed in his designated seat on the high bench for one last time. After nearly 30 years as a judicial branch leader, David stepped down from his post — but not before the Indiana legal community could properly say goodbye.
Justices reverse convictions for man denied Pirtle rights, but concurrence suggests revisiting Pirtle
A Cass County man convicted of multiple felonies after police responded to a report of a possible robbery at his home has secured a reversal from the Indiana Supreme Court after convincing the justices his Pirtle rights were violated during a police search. However, one justice, while concurring, suggested the high court take another look at Pirtle in the future.
In a pair of opinions dissenting from the Indiana Supreme Court’s denial of transfer to two cases involving plea deals, Justice Steven David asserted the records are “simply inadequate” to show that the defendants knowingly and voluntarily waived their rights to appeal.
The Indiana Supreme Court has overturned a more-than-30-year-old precedent, finding the previous ruling that held police reports were covered by the work-product doctrine is no longer applicable because of changes to the state’s trial rules and technological advances that have ended the laborious task of redacting documents using a Marks-a-Lot marker.
Friends, family and colleagues will soon gather to say goodbye to the current longest-serving member of the Indiana Supreme Court. A celebration honoring retiring Justice Steven David’s career will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Supreme Court courtroom in Indianapolis.
After being buoyed by a win in the trial court then sunk by a reversal from an appellate panel, a group of Indianapolis businesses that sued after a sprinkler system broke and flooded their offices will be able to float their arguments again since the Indiana Supreme Court has granted transfer of their case.
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush will fill in for Justice Steven David as the chair of the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee after he retires at the end of the month.
The current longest-serving member of the Indiana Supreme Court will hang up his robe at the end of the month.
Leaving the grandeur of its Statehouse courtroom, the Indiana Supreme Court took to the road Thursday for a special traveling event in honor of Justice Steven David’s final oral argument. The high court ventured to Boone County, David’s former judicial home of more than 15 years, for his final oral argument as a member of the Supreme Court.
More than 120 attorneys and judicial officers gathered at the BASH venue in Carmel on June 24 to celebrate the Indiana Bar Foundation’s civic education milestones and civil legal assistance during its inaugural Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon.
Justices split, find ‘jurisdictional gap’ in child molesting offense committed by minor who is now an adult
Neither the juvenile court nor the criminal court has jurisdiction over a man who allegedly committed child molesting while still a minor but whom the state did not attempt to criminally charge until he was over 21, creating a “jurisdictional gap” in cases where an offender ages out of the juvenile system, according to the Indiana Supreme Court. But the court’s majority holding was challenged by two dissenting justices, who argued the Indiana Legislature “would never have intended” for the alleged criminal act to go unpunished.
Adopting the efficient and predominant cause analysis, the Indiana Supreme Court has found an insurance company did not have a duty to defend two Kokomo bars and their owner who are alleged to have continued serving alcohol to an inebriated patron who subsequently got into a drunken driving accident.