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.
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.
The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that causes of death are public records and must be available at county levels.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers heading to jail, if they have time to change, might want to wear clean clothes.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two years after becoming just the second female ever to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Loretta Rush is now its leader.
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.
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.
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.
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