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Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court struck down Evansville's smoking ban Tuesday, potentially setting up a challenge to the state law that bans smoking in most indoor places.

February 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday to determine whether a Gary man voluntarily confessed to murder or was improperly influenced by a Gary police detective who told him a black man can't get a fair trial in Crown Point.

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Indiana marks 197th anniversary of statehood

Indiana marks 197th anniversary of statehood

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials and schoolchildren celebrated Indiana's 197th birthday Wednesday at the Statehouse.

December 11, 2013 7:15 pm Related

EDITORIAL: A judicial use of government statistics

In an era where the nation seems to be governed by emotion and ideology and emotion, it's good to look at the Indiana judiciary.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am Related
Litigants face long road to Indiana Supreme Court

Litigants face long road to Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | It's not easy for a legal case to make it to the Indiana Supreme Court.

November 10, 2013 10:45 pm Related

Jury verdicts rare in Indiana courtrooms

INDIANAPOLIS | It is a hallmark of nearly every television courtroom drama, but the nervous defendant anxiously awaiting a jury's verdict is rarely seen inside Indiana's legal system.

November 04, 2013 7:11 pm Related
Judge from Porter County to lead Indiana Court of Appeals

Judge from Porter County to lead Indiana Court of Appeals

INDIANAPOLIS | A Porter County native was elected chief judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals Wednesday.

October 23, 2013 2:25 pm Photos

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Low-income Hoosiers may get improved access to civil legal services

Low-income Hoosiers may get improved access to civil legal services

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court established this week a statewide commission tasked with improving the availability of civil legal services for low-income Hoosiers.

September 26, 2013 11:30 am Related
Indiana Supreme Court OKs stops for too-dark windows, even if tint is legal

Indiana Supreme Court OKs stops for too-dark windows, even if tint is legal

INDIANAPOLIS | Motorists with tinted vehicle windows may find themselves getting pulled over more often following a recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling.

July 07, 2013 5:45 pm Related
DOUG ROSS: Justice David could be chief contender

DOUG ROSS: Justice David could be chief contender

When Indiana turns 200 in 2016, Chief Justice Brent Dickson will be past his 75th birthday. Current state law requires justices to retire at age 75. So who will be the bicentennial chief justice?

July 05, 2013 12:00 am
Ind. Supreme Court suspends E.C. attorney for at least 3 years

Ind. Supreme Court suspends E.C. attorney for at least 3 years

INDIANAPOLIS | A longtime Lake County defense attorney, who served briefly as East Chicago city judge, has been suspended from practicing law for at least three years for misusing client funds.

July 02, 2013 1:30 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court changes rules for denying bail in murder cases

Indiana Supreme Court changes rules for denying bail in murder cases

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a 1981 law and reversed nearly 150 years of precedent by shifting onto prosecutors the burden of proving a defendant accused of murder or treason is not entitled to bail.

June 25, 2013 6:15 pm Related

EDITORIAL: House fines flap went too far

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last week that fines against House Democrats who walked out on the job should stand. It says a lot about Indiana's political culture that this case got that far.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by House Democrats to rescind more than $100,000 in fines withheld from their paychecks by the Republican majority for shutting down legislative business to block a right-to-work proposal.

June 18, 2013 10:19 pm Related

Lake Superior judges, magistrates fail to reach deal over Juvenile Court vacancy

Lake Superior Court judges and magistrates were unable to reach a compromise in their legal squabble regarding how to fill the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy, court records filed Wednesday show.

May 08, 2013 4:19 pm

EDITORIAL: Demerits to Lake judges for disobeying law

Lake County's judicial selection process is a model the rest of the state should follow. It is shameful that some of Lake County's judges are attempting to circumvent it.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am

Senate votes to eliminate mandatory retirement age for appellate court judges

INDIANAPOLIS | One day after 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI announced his abdication due to advanced age, the Indiana Senate voted 36-12 Tuesday to eliminate the mandatory retirement age for state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges.

February 12, 2013 8:00 pm Related

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Chief justice urges legislature to adopt criminal code reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | Chief Justice Brent Dickson, in his first-ever State of the Judiciary address Wednesday, urged the General Assembly to approve legislation revamping Indiana's criminal code.

January 23, 2013 5:30 pm
Supreme Court removes Hammond man from sex offender list

Supreme Court removes Hammond man from sex offender list

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a Hammond man removed from the state's sex offender registry after determining the law requiring him to register for life imposes an unconstitutional retroactive punishment.

January 10, 2013 5:30 pm Related
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