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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.

September 18, 2014 5:03 pm Related
Judge, attorneys take in juror experiences

Judge, attorneys take in juror experiences

EAST CHICAGO | Six former jurors shared thoughts on their experiences in the criminal court system during a Constitution Day program in the East Chicago court building.

September 17, 2014 3:47 pm Video Photos

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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.

September 04, 2014 10:50 am Related
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.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
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
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

Local judge completes domestic violence course

EAST CHICAGO | The Hon. Calvin D. Hawkins, judge of the Lake Superior Court in East Chicago, completed a Domestic Violence course July 21-24 at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
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
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Appeals court overturns Shelby man's child molesting conviction

Appeals court overturns Shelby man's child molesting conviction

INDIANAPOLIS | A south Lake County man convicted last year of child molesting and currently serving a 30-year prison term has won a new trial.

July 11, 2014 6:15 pm Related
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
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

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
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

Judicial vacancy draws crowd of applicants

CROWN POINT | Some 21 attorneys, several with judicial experience, have applied to fill a vacancy in the Lake Superior Court, Civil Division.

April 21, 2014 6:40 pm
Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Judges do not have discretion to deny a valid request for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor criminal record, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

April 17, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Hammond pastor headed to court for building

CROWN POINT | A local pastor's battle to find a new home for his congregation will have its day in court.

April 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Company, E.C. look to settle waterworks lawsuits

HAMMOND | A dispute over a water filtration system installed at East Chicago's new waterworks may be settled out of court.

April 08, 2014 7:00 pm
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