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Supreme Court: Competent translators required for limited English defendants

Supreme Court: Competent translators required for limited English defendants

INDIANAPOLIS | Justice requires criminal defendants with limited English proficiency be provided competent translators to explain their constitutional rights and enable meaningful participation in their trials, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

June 05, 2014 1:00 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court set to umpire RailCats foul ball lawsuit

Indiana Supreme Court set to umpire RailCats foul ball lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | In contrast to the frigid chill in the air and piles of snow on the ground, baseball -- for many, the epitome of summer -- will be the focus of oral arguments Thursday at the Indiana Supreme Court.

January 07, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Debate swells over Lake judicial selection

CROWN POINT | A St. John lawyer is challenging how Lake County picks its judges just as Gov. Mike Pence contemplates who he will name as the newest member of the county's judiciary.

September 24, 2013 6:30 pm
Indiana Supreme Court could echo Idaho ruling in RailCats foul ball lawsuit

Indiana Supreme Court could echo Idaho ruling in RailCats foul ball lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | A recent decision by the Idaho Supreme Court could help a region woman partially blinded after being struck by a foul ball at a 2009 RailCats game convince the Indiana Supreme Court to allow her to sue the baseball team.

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm Related

State high court at bat in RailCats foul ball lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | It's not uncommon for judges to liken themselves to baseball umpires, though rarely do they actually rule in cases involving the national pastime.

August 19, 2013 6:45 pm Related
MARC CHASE: Powell case a source of continuing embarrassment for Lake County

MARC CHASE: Powell case a source of continuing embarrassment for Lake County

A red-hot facial burn of embarrassment on the faces of some Lake County officials should be palpable from Crown Point to Gary right now.

July 16, 2013 12:00 am

RICH JAMES: Powell's tax collection work not rocket science

This is a bit confusing, so let me see if I have this right.

July 10, 2013 12:00 am

County has its own collection agency problems

CROWN POINT | The man Lake County government officials once set upon delinquent Lake County taxpayers has turned his collection skills on his former government employers.

July 06, 2013 10:00 pm Related
RailCats foul ball lawsuit strikes out

RailCats foul ball lawsuit strikes out

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled a woman struck by a foul ball and injured at a Gary SouthShore RailCats game cannot sue the team because the danger of foul balls is well-known and baseball fans have an obligation to protect themselves.

February 18, 2013 11:55 am Related

Seniority rules among judges who may take juvenile court vacancy

CROWN POINT | One of about a dozen Lake Superior Court judges will be first in line to take over a juvenile court system any politician would consider one of the sweetest plums in Lake County's patronage empire.

January 31, 2013 6:30 pm
Lake County judge, student honored at state's MLK celebration

Lake County judge, student honored at state's MLK celebration

INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County judge and a Lake Central High School student were honored Thursday at Indiana's birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Lake County judge to review Indiana legal rules and procedures

INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County judge will help write the rules that lawyers, judges and other participants in Indiana's legal system must follow inside and outside the courtroom.

July 23, 2012 5:45 pm

Technology enables The Times to webcast Lake County courts

INDIANAPOLIS | Changes in technology are partially responsible for The Times winning approval from the Indiana Supreme Court to broadcast trials on nwi.com from three Lake County courtrooms.

January 27, 2012 7:15 pm

The Times to webcast Lake County trials

INDIANAPOLIS | The Times soon will begin broadcasting Lake County civil court hearings on its website, nwi.com, as part of a pilot project intended to bring courts closer to residents.

January 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Sheriff to reopen E.C. office Tuesday

EAST CHICAGO | Lake County Sheriff-elect John Buncich is reopening the office his predecessor abandoned two years ago in the county courthouse here.

January 03, 2011 12:00 am
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