When Indiana turns 200 in 2016, Chief Justice Brent Dickson will be past his 75th birthday. Current state law requires justices to retire at age 75. So who will be the bicentennial chief justice?
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a 1981 law and reversed nearly 150 years of precedent by shifting onto prosecutors the burden of proving a defendant accused of murder or treason is not entitled to bail.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by House Democrats to rescind more than $100,000 in fines withheld from their paychecks by the Republican majority for shutting down legislative business to block a right-to-work proposal.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the maximum one-year "term of imprisonment" for a misdemeanor crime includes only time spent in jail or on probation and not any suspended portion of a sentence.
INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's school voucher program, which uses state tax dollars to pay tuition for some students attending private schools, appears to rest on how the Indiana Supreme Court interprets four words in the state constitution.
INDIANAPOLIS | Will the third time be the charm? The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission last month formally sent Gov. Mitch Daniels its three recommended candidates to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court.
INDIANAPOLIS | Engelica Castillo was ordered to serve 65 years in prison instead of life for murdering her 2-year-old cousin, Jada Justice. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Castillo's original sentence of life without the possibility of parole was inappropriate.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new Chief Justice of Indiana will be selected May 15 from among four members of the Indiana Supreme Court, including two Northwest Indiana natives.
Monday's resignation of a second Indiana Supreme Court justice puts the spotlight on the merit selection process again. It's a model the Indiana General Assembly should expand to include all judges.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will not deviate from his criteria of merit, qualifications, principles and temperament in selecting Indiana's next Supreme Court justice — even as pressure grows to appoint a woman to the state's high court.
INDIANAPOLIS | The selection process that began in December when Chief Justice Randall Shepard announced his retirement ends Monday when Mark Massa takes the oath of office to become Indiana's 107th Supreme Court justice.
INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time in a quarter-century, a new chief justice sat in the center seat during oral arguments at the Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Mark Massa, his former general counsel and a former federal and county prosecutor, to the Indiana Supreme Court.
As Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels considers the three finalists for the new state Supreme Court justice, he should include gender as one of the criteria he uses.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels wants to appoint the best qualified person to be the newest Supreme Court justice, even if that means Indiana remains one of three states without a female justice.
INDIANAPOLIS | The director of the Indiana Judicial Center, who lived in Hammond for seven years as a child, is one of three finalists nominated Thursday to replace retiring Chief Justice Randall Shepard on the Indiana Supreme Court.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County magistrate is one of 15 candidates seeking to replace Chief Justice Randall Shepard on the Indiana Supreme Court.
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