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.
Soon-to-be justice: Molter picked by governor to fill Indiana Supreme Court opening
Humble, caring and collaborative is how soon-to-be Indiana Supreme Court Justice Derek Molter was described by colleagues and friends. On June 10, at the Indiana Statehouse, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that Molter, currently the most junior judge on the Court of Appeals of Indiana, will join the state’s highest bench as the 111th justice.Read More
On the same page: Odyssey CMS now in all 92 counties
As of Dec. 13, 2021, Odyssey was implemented in all 92 Indiana counties following Randolph County’s switch.Read More
‘A tenacious spirit’: Chief Justice Rush commends perseverance of judiciary in unprecedented times
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush on Jan. 12 presented her eighth State of the Judiciary address to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, state lawmakers and fellow judges, providing an update on the condition of Indiana’s courts. She returned to the Indiana House of Representatives chamber to address the General Assembly following a virtual address in 2021.Read More
Online admission ceremony celebrates new lawyers, honors Justice Ginsburg
The Indiana Supreme Court hosted the Fall 2020 Bar Admission Ceremony by videoconference Monday in keeping with safeguards of hosting once events online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the speakers encouraged new Indiana lawyers to look to the example of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Read More
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.
The newest Indiana Supreme Court justice will be announced sometime this week, the governor’s office has confirmed with Indiana Lawyer.
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David will participate in one last court proceeding in his former judicial home of Boone County when the high court travels to Lebanon High School on June 30 to hear oral arguments.
Interviews have been scheduled for next week for 23 Hoosier lawyers and judges seeking to fill an impending vacancy on the Marion Superior Court.
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.
Colleagues, family and members of the legal community gathered around Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David on Wednesday evening as he reminisced and offered observations about appellate practice before he steps down from the bench.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on Tuesday held the final round of public interviews to find the newest justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
IN justices: Forfeited funds can’t be released for defense, but summary judgment for state was inappropriate
A trial court cannot release money seized from a defendant back to the defendant for the purpose of funding his or her defense, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled. However, the forfeiture action in question will continue after the high court reversed summary judgment for the state.
Teen who got life sentence for murdering younger brother didn’t receive ineffective assistance, IN Supreme Court rules
A man sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of killing his younger brother as a teenager did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel during sentencing, Indiana Supreme Court justices concluded Wednesday.
Indiana Supreme Court justices last week could not come to an unanimous decision in declining to further consider two cases that sought transfer of jurisdiction before the high court.
The final round of public interviews for a seat on the Indiana Supreme Court will be held on April 5.
The Indiana Supreme Court has turned down a request by an Allen County man to determine whether he actually waived his right to appeal when he entered into a plea agreement, but two members of the court voted to hear the case.
Justices deny transfer to child custody case, but David dissents based on decisions that ‘circumvent’ appellate rule
The Indiana Supreme Court has denied transfer to a child custody case reversed by the Court of Appeals of Indiana, but one justice dissented with multiple concerns, including the “increasing number of appellate opinions that explicitly circumvent Appellate Rule 65(E).”
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush presented her eighth State of the Judiciary address to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, state lawmakers and fellow judges on the conditions of Indiana’s courts on Wednesday.
Indiana attorneys and judges interested in applying to become an Indiana Supreme Court justice can now do so through early February, the high court has announced.