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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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EDITORIAL: Lessons from child fatality report

EDITORIAL: Lessons from child fatality report

The latest report on child abuse and neglect in Indiana shows some improvement, but there's still a long way to go.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am
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
Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

CROWN POINT | The turnout for what had been expected to be a low-key event left newly seated Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas nearly speechless.

December 20, 2013 6:59 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

The selection of Sam Cappas as the new Lake County Criminal Court judge shows the merit selection process works well.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Video

EDITORIAL: Night owls OK, owlets need supervision

With Winfield plagued by vandalism and thefts, the Town Council was right to approve a curfew for children last week.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am
Tom Stefaniak

Tom Stefaniak

Tom Stefaniak is preparing for his new role as Lake Juvenile Court judge.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Stefaniak preparing for bench, and benches

DOUG ROSS: Stefaniak preparing for bench, and benches

Were you surprised when Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. announced at the last minute he was going to become the next Lake Juvenile Court judge? You're not alone.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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RICH JAMES: Stefaniak is well prepared for Juvenile Court

RICH JAMES: Stefaniak is well prepared for Juvenile Court

Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak has been there, done that.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Merit selection law merits clarification

Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak's announcement Friday he will become the new Lake Juvenile Court judge puts a person in that position who has previously gone through the merit selection process. 

June 04, 2013 12:00 am

Thomas Stefaniak to become new Lake Juvenile Court judge

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak said Friday afternoon he will be the new Lake Juvenile Court judge.

May 31, 2013 9:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Don't be surprised if Schiralli doesn't apply

RICH JAMES: Don't be surprised if Schiralli doesn't apply

What is it with some judges when they put on the robe? It’s as if they just graduated from the University of Omnipotence.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: High court was right to uphold law

EDITORIAL: High court was right to uphold law

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday, as it should have, that state law trumps the Lake County judges' transfer rule.

May 21, 2013 12:00 am Related
Supreme Court prohibits Schiralli's transfer to Juvenile Court

Supreme Court prohibits Schiralli's transfer to Juvenile Court

Lake Superior Court Judge Nicholas Schiralli cannot transfer into the Lake Juvenile Court, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday.

May 17, 2013 12:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Expand merit selection for judges

Mediation failed to resolve the feud over filling the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy. So now it's up to the Indiana Supreme Court to order that state law be obeyed.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

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

Lake juvenile venue remains up in the air

GARY | The wheels of justice are grinding too slowly for Gary, East Chicago and the NAACP lawyers who want Lake Juvenile Court child support hearings returned to Gary.

April 15, 2013 5:35 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: The wider issue is fairness, consistency

The Indiana Supreme Court has turned to one of Indiana’s most respected jurists — and a former colleague — to mediate a dispute.

April 09, 2013 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Make judges follow merit selection law

WILLIAM NANGLE: Make judges follow merit selection law

Justice appears to be running amuck in Indiana.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Children shouldn't see how judges are behaving

RICH JAMES: Children shouldn't see how judges are behaving

If someone made a movie about the effort to name a new Lake Superior Court Juvenile Division judge, it would have to be rated PG-13.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
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