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Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal

Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | Dustin McCowan, the Porter County man serving a 60-year prison term for the 2011 murder of his former girlfriend, Amanda Bach, could win a new trial if the Indiana Supreme Court finds the jury instructions concerning his presumption of innocence were inadequate.

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The Indiana Supreme Court's courtroom.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana Supreme Court

Indiana Supreme Court

The Indiana Supreme Court's law library.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
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Indiana Supreme Court

The Indiana Supreme Court's conference room.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court

Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court is the pinnacle of a state court system that in any given year handles some 1.6 million cases filed in the state's 92 counties, including roughly 180,000 cases in Lake County and 38,000 in Porter County.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Public wins in decision on death records

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that causes of death are public records and must be available at county levels.

October 17, 2014 12:00 am
Student attacked in Gary school to get $120K

Student attacked in Gary school to get $120K

INDIANAPOLIS | A former West Side High School student attacked in 2006 by at least two fellow students is set to receive $120,000 in damages from the Gary Community School Corp.

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Supreme Court OKs lawsuit against stadium beer vendor

Supreme Court OKs lawsuit against stadium beer vendor

INDIANAPOLIS | A trial will determine whether companies selling alcohol at stadiums, ballparks, festivals and other events with multiple bartenders are financially responsible for damages resulting from continued sales to an intoxicated patron.

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Fate of 3,800 Lake adoptions hangs on justices' ruling

Fate of 3,800 Lake adoptions hangs on justices' ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a dispute that could void 3,800 Lake County adoptions approved over the past 14 years.

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Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

INDIANAPOLIS | What does it mean for a drunk person to "annoy?"

September 18, 2014 3:17 pm Related
RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

There are those who say the Indiana right-to-work law would be better named the right-to-work-for-less law.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

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Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted last year of rape and sentenced to 60 years in prison has won a new trial.

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Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller's appeals of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional appear likely to be consolidated before the cases are heard by the Indiana Supreme Court.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm Related

Crossing the Line — chief justices

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: chief justices.

August 23, 2014 5:24 pm
Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras has rejected Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras postpone his decision finding Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional.

August 20, 2014 6:15 pm Related
Chief Justice Rush takes helm of Indiana's courts

Chief Justice Rush takes helm of Indiana's courts

INDIANAPOLIS | Loretta Rush vowed to respect the rule of law and promote "fair, impartial, effective justice" as the new chief justice of Indiana.

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EDITORIAL: Continue work of modernizing courts

EDITORIAL: Continue work of modernizing courts

Indiana's new chief justice, Loretta Rush, who will be sworn in Monday, has a lot on her plate. She not only has to preside over the Indiana Supreme Court, but also to modernize the state's other courts as well.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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