When I heard about Thursday's two federal rulings on the legality of same-sex marriages, Jim and Paul immediately came to mind.
Timing is everything. That's as true for politics and public policy as for everything else.
HAMMOND | A Gary councilman said he is "deeply sorry" for willfully failing to file income tax returns in a letter to a federal judge filed Friday in federal court.
HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced a Gary man to more than 23 years in prison Friday following the suspect's 2013 guilty plea to an armed Hammond bank robbery.
INDIANAPOLIS | Eight seconds of near silence, followed by the sharp bang of a wooden gavel and the roar of cheers and applause ended Indiana's marriage debate — for now.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to decide Thursday whether to reinsert a prohibition on civil unions into House Joint Resolution 3, a proposed amendment to Indiana's Constitution that would ban gay marriage. State law already prohibits gay marriage.
HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced a convicted bank robber with a criminal history spanning four decades to nearly 22 years in prison this week.
A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.
HAMMOND | A federal judge signed off Friday on a $7.2 million settlement Lake County has agreed to pay to inmates who complained about jail conditions.
CROWN POINT | Sentencing criminals to jail is a particularly difficult task for him, U.S. Federal District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen said.
HAMMOND | A federal judge Wednesday ordered a convicted child pornographer to pay his victim a fraction of what prosecutors sought in restitution.
HAMMOND | A federal judge threw out part of a lawsuit Monday regarding a Merrillville-based gang leader killed in 2007 by a federal agent.
CROWN POINT | A federal judge has dismissed claims under the Indiana Wrongful Death Act against former Lake County Sheriff Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez, former county jail Warden Bennie Freeman and four other county police officers arising from an inmate suicide.
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