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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.

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Under the spotlight: IN Supreme Court candidates face myriad of legal, personal questions

The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission didn’t shy away from big topics during the second round of Indiana Supreme Court interviews on April 5, prodding to see where candidates would land on questions ranging from underrepresentation on the bench to influences of personal bias in judicial philosophy to how much consideration judges should give the legislative branch.

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19 apply for IN Supreme Court vacancy

A total of 19 Hoosier lawyers have applied for an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court, including two sitting appellate judges, nearly a dozen trial court judges and the Supreme Court’s chief administrative officer.

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