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Indiana Supreme Court

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

July 25, 2014 4:52 pm
State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional until the Indiana Supreme Court weighs in.

July 24, 2014 9:00 pm Related
Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to electing Indiana's secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer, Hoosier voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to keep two Supreme Court justices and two state appellate judges on the bench for the next decade.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Gary man pleads guilty after Indiana Supreme Court tosses confession

CROWN POINT | A Gary man pleaded guilty to reckless homicide two months after the Indiana Supreme Court tossed out his alleged murder confession, according to court records. 

July 16, 2014 7:26 pm Related
Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

INDIANAPOLIS | A six-year battle over a website address between a LaPorte resort and the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau appears headed for the Indiana Supreme Court.

July 16, 2014 4:30 pm Related

Injured spectator loses lawsuit against RailCats

INDIANAPOLIS | The Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit by a spectator struck by a foul ball at a Gary SouthShore RailCats game in 2011.

June 27, 2014 7:20 pm
Appeals court rules Hammond demolition order improper

Appeals court rules Hammond demolition order improper

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hammond man may get to keep his home after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the city panel that ordered it demolished was not impartial.

June 25, 2014 6:00 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Use merit selection for all Indiana judges

EDITORIAL: Use merit selection for all Indiana judges

Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson, 73, a Hobart native, is stepping down and becoming an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court as he eases his way into mandatory retirement at age 75.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana chief justice stepping down, will remain on Supreme Court

Indiana chief justice stepping down, will remain on Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | Chief Justice Brent Dickson is stepping down as the state's top jurist, but will remain on the Indiana Supreme Court as an associate justice.

June 11, 2014 1:30 pm
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
Supreme Court likely to uphold Isom death sentence

Supreme Court likely to uphold Isom death sentence

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court reacted skeptically Thursday to claims that judicial and prosecutorial mistakes allegedly made during Kevin Isom's death-penalty trial rise to the level of fundamental error and warrant a new trial.

May 29, 2014 1:30 pm Related

Isom triple homicide appeal headed to Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The appeal of a Gary man convicted of multiple counts of murder and condemned to three consecutive death sentences for the 2007 slaying of his wife and two stepchildren will be heard Thursday by the Indiana Supreme Court.

May 26, 2014 7:30 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Juvenile court more than misbehaving children

The Lake Superior Court Juvenile Division handles many different types of cases and is the catalyst for many different services. Specifically, the court handles delinquency cases (when kids break the law). But the scope of the court is much more.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Appeals court permits lawsuit against stadium beer vendors

Appeals court permits lawsuit against stadium beer vendors

INDIANAPOLIS | Alcohol vendors at stadiums, ballparks, festivals and other sites with multiple bartenders may be sued for damages resulting from continued sales to an intoxicated patron, even if the servers responsible are not identified.

May 21, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a trial must be held to determine whether a central Indiana school corporation is liable for injuries suffered by two middle school students who were shot by another boy in a dispute over a girl.

May 19, 2014 5:45 pm Related
Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions

Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions

INDIANAPOLIS | Police officers attempting to obtain a confession absolutely cannot mislead a suspected criminal into believing that he or she will not receive a fair trial due to race, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm Related
Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court rejected the tainted-jury claim of a Merrillville man convicted of murder in 2012 after stabbing a patron at Hammond's Copper Penny bar, and ruled he's not entitled to a new trial.

May 11, 2014 11:30 pm Related
MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

There isn't a parent among us who hasn't feared the loss of a child. It's a natural, primal fear of anyone blessed with the privilege of raising children.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Slavery existed in 'free' Indiana's early days

ANDREA NEAL: Slavery existed in 'free' Indiana's early days

Although the state Constitution expressly prohibited it, slavery existed in early Indiana. Two court cases filed by enslaved black women put an end to the practice.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
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