The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is taking applications for a second magistrate judge vacancy that could be created if Magistrate Judge Doris Pryor is confirmed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Nomination to federal appellate court puts Pryor on brink of history
On May 25, Southern District of Indiana Magistrate Judge Doris Pryor was tapped by the Biden administration to fill the upcoming vacancy on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. If confirmed, Pryor would be the first Hoosier of color to serve on the federal appeals bench.Read More
Now that she has been nominated to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Magistrate Judge Doris Pryor of the Southern Indiana District Court is facing a journey to the appellate bench that has not always been smooth for Indiana judges tapped by Democratic presidents.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is wrapping up a toy and book drive focused on collecting 100 dolls of color and children’s books that celebrate the beauty of diversity.
Judge Tanya Walton Pratt has been named the new chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the court announced Monday, making history as the first person of color to lead the court.
Two Indianapolis attorneys accused of filing false declarations on behalf of their state clients in an inmate’s excessive force lawsuit are facing federal court sanctions for the alleged misconduct, though the attorneys claim the issues giving rise to the court’s concerns were the result of honest mistakes.