The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal on behalf of some U.S. veterans who want disability benefits because they were exposed to radiation while responding to a Cold War-era hydrogen bomb accident in Spain.
One admission for all: Push for standardized federal bar admission gaining traction
A proposal submitted to the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure last month provides for the creation of a “Bar of the District Court for the United States.”Read More
Web Exclusive: Meet the judges: Floyd Co. Judge Maria Granger
In her 14 years presiding over Floyd Superior Court 3, Judge Maria Granger said she’s learned that listening is a superpower for any judge — and a skill she gets to practice and hone each day.Read More
Honored to serve: Dentons attorney, veteran celebrated on Indy Honor Flight
In the still morning hours before darkness lifted, 85-year-old Indianapolis attorney Dan Byron was boarding a bus headed for the airport. The Dentons Bingham Greenbaum partner was shuttled along with 86 other veterans to the Indianapolis International Airport at 4 a.m., where they settled onto an American Airlines flight dedicated solely to them. On Sept. […]Read More
LSC report spotlights need to help veterans
Military veterans often hear about how much their service is valued, but the transition from active duty to the civilian world is a difficult journey that can force them to face, alone, struggles with physical and mental health, endless bureaucracy and the nuances of living life out of uniform. Compounding the difficulties are the civil legal issues that burden many former service members.Read More
A former Indiana congressman and Persian Gulf War veteran was convicted Friday of insider trading charges after a two-week trial in which jurors rejected his testimony that he had acted innocently in his pursuit of stock market profits.
A U.S. Army combat veteran who was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, on the day of the 2009 mass shooting cannot call a psychologist to testify about his post-traumatic stress disorder in his murder trial, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
Hamilton County has filed a lawsuit against the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging hundreds of veterans were denied medical benefits for five years due to mismanagement.
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is inviting all Hoosiers to honor the country’s veterans by playing the military bugle call “Taps” from their front porches or wherever they are at 9 p.m. Friday.
A Black woman who sued the VA for alleged employment discrimination has failed to overturn the grant of summary judgment to the federal agency, with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals concluding the woman failed to prove discrimination based on her race or gender.
ILS project shifting to preventing homelessness: Expansion of veteran housing program gets to root causes
With federal and state grant money, Indiana Legal Services Corp. is expanding its assistance to focus on the root causes of housing loss so more low-income veterans can get help staying in their homes without having to wait for the eviction notice to arrive.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a former state trooper to sue Texas over his claim that he was forced out of his job when he returned from Army service in Iraq.
A decade after the first veterans court opened in Floyd County, there are now 28 veterans courts statewide, according to the Indiana Supreme Court. On May 10, at the Ogle Hall auditorium on Ivy Tech Community College’s Sellersburg campus, the first veterans court celebrated its 10th anniversary along with a ceremony honoring its newest cohort of graduates.
Heeding a call from a bipartisan group of legislators, Indiana will undertake a review of its criminal code for laws concerning HIV, with the focus on modernizing state statutes and helping to end the HIV epidemic.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday cast doubt on Texas’ claim that it can’t be sued by a former state trooper who says he was forced out of his job when he returned from Army service in Iraq.
A man from Vincennes has been sentenced to three years’ probation for his part in the Jan. 6 riot during which the crowd stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Federal judges are facing a thorny question when they sentence veterans who stormed the Capitol: Do they deserve leniency because they served their country or tougher punishment because they swore an oath to defend it?
President Joe Biden is setting about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, deputizing a five-member “jobs Cabinet,” including former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task is clear after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to oppose the plan “every step of the way.”
For years, IndyBar attorneys have helped community members living in poverty to safeguard their futures through the IndyBar’s Free Wills Clinics. This year, IndyBar volunteers (safely) set up at the Indiana Veterans Center to draft wills and advance directives for Indianapolis citizens at no cost.
An Evansville man accused of shooting five people outside an American Legion post last year has been convicted of several felony counts in that attack.
A group of incarcerated veterans dedicated to encouraging their fellow servicemen participating in a veteran’s treatment court program have, for the past several years, made an impact by taking up their pencils and paintbrushes.
The law is a service profession, one lawyers often enter into with big dreams of changing the world. For some lawyers, though, the work of changing the world begins not in law school, but in the military.
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday approved a measure that gives teeth to the city’s minority-contracting program.
Former Indiana Gov. Joseph Kernan, a gregarious Democrat who spent 11 months as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and served as mayor of South Bend, died Wednesday morning after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 74.