A man who was told he was free to leave the scene of a traffic stop before being searched convinced the Court of Appeals that his constitutional rights were violated, leading the court to order that his motion to suppress be granted.
Web Exclusive: Meet the judges: White Circuit Judge Jason Thompson
Traditional isn’t the word that White Circuit Judge Jason Thompson would use to describe his ascension to the bench. Thompson is the latest Indiana trial court judge to be featured in Indiana Lawyer’s spotlight series focusing on the state’s judicial officers in more rural communities.Read More
Web Exclusive: Supreme Court in no hurry to find new attorney ethics director
With the search underway for only the third director of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, one thing seems certain: The court will take its time finding a successor for retired leader G. Michael Witte.Read More
The Indiana Supreme Court has handed down an interim suspension to a northwestern Indiana attorney following a guilty finding for possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony. The suspension is effective immediately.
A magistrate judge did not err in dismissing a protection order previously granted by a different court, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed.
Authorities have arrested a drugstore worker in the unsolved slayings of two teenage girls in the woods near their northern Indiana hometown nearly six years ago and said Monday it’s concerning that the suspect has been living in their same small community.
A man who exchanged gunfire with northwest Indiana police officers sent to arrest him on a warrant was struck by gunfire and died at a hospital, police said Wednesday.
More than a dozen students from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law will take part in a program for law students this summer to assist rural county judges.
The Indiana Supreme Court is now accepting applications for a new disciplinary commission executive director as the current director prepares to retire and take senior judge status.
An Indiana senior judge has been named to lead the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission on an interim basis, temporarily replacing executive director G. Michael Witte, who is retiring Friday.
Nearly eight months after the Indiana Supreme Court accepted the resignation of a one-time northern Indiana judge and former lawyer accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a widow client’s estate, justices now are being asked to remove the judge hearing a related civil lawsuit.
A man convicted of murder who was denied his petition for post-conviction relief was also denied his petition to transfer his case to the Indiana Supreme Court. Justices unanimously declined to consider the White County man’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.
The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday recognized judges and magistrates across the state for their commitment to higher education and longtime service.
A group of teachers at a northern Indiana elementary school who were struck and injured last year by plastic pellets during an active shooter training drill are suing local police, accusing them of using excessive force during what the lawsuit calls the “Execution Style Drill.”
The Indiana Department of Health on Friday said the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to 30,409, following the emergence of 473 more cases.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday said the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state has risen to 29,936, following the emergence of 662 more cases.
This summer’s Rural Justice Initiativesought to expose students who are committed to public service to different facets of rural and smaller-city practice while helping trial court judges with their heavy workloads in counties where that help is needed most. The goal was to underscore to students the benefits of clerking after graduation, to help improve access to courts and expand legal services, and to inspire some students to consider pursuing careers in rural Indiana.
A northwestern Indiana woman who admitted injecting fecal matter into her son’s IV tube while he was hospitalized for leukemia has been convicted of neglect and six counts of aggravated battery. Tiffany Alberts, 44, Wolcott, was found not guilty of attempted murder during a Marion County bench trial that ended Thursday.
Parents arguing the termination of their parental rights was not in the best interest of their minor child lost their argument when the Indiana Court of Appeals found their ongoing substance abuse issues had not improved over time.
Five first-year law students from Indiana University Maurer School of Law who are interested in careers in public service have been selected and paired with Indiana trial court judges who preside in smaller communities — specifically, Orange, Putnam, Vigo, Washington and White counties. The pilot’s ultimate goal: offering law students an opportunity to experience real-life practice in smaller communities while assisting Hoosier judges who might be overlooked by students who want to clerk in larger urban areas.