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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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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
DOUG ROSS: Justice David could be chief contender

DOUG ROSS: Justice David could be chief contender

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?

July 05, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana Supreme Court changes rules for denying bail in murder cases

Indiana Supreme Court changes rules for denying bail in murder cases

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.

June 25, 2013 6:15 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

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.

June 18, 2013 10:19 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court clarifies maximum punishment for misdemeanors

Indiana Supreme Court clarifies maximum punishment for misdemeanors

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.

February 20, 2013 8:45 pm Related

Indiana Supreme Court scrutinizes school vouchers

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.

November 21, 2012 12:15 pm Related
Daniels has third chance to appoint woman to Supreme Court

Daniels has third chance to appoint woman to Supreme Court

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.

September 09, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Life sentence tossed for Jada Justice killer, Supreme Court sets 65-year term

Life sentence tossed for Jada Justice killer, Supreme Court sets 65-year term

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.

July 31, 2012 5:00 pm Related

Two with region ties in running for state's chief justice

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.

May 02, 2012 10:25 am

EDITORIAL: Expand use of judicial nominating process

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.

April 05, 2012 12:00 am

Demands for Supreme Court female won't influence Daniels

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.

April 04, 2012 10:30 am
Ind. justice's swearing-in highlights state's merit selection

Ind. justice's swearing-in highlights state's merit selection

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.

April 02, 2012 12:15 pm

Region native debuts as acting chief justice at Supreme Court

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.

March 28, 2012 12:26 pm
Gov. Daniels selects Mark Massa for Supreme Court

Gov. Daniels selects Mark Massa for Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Mark Massa, his former general counsel and a former federal and county prosecutor, to the Indiana Supreme Court.

March 23, 2012 3:15 pm
Justice Mark Massa

Justice Mark Massa

Mark Massa

March 23, 2012 2:12 pm

EDITORIAL: Gender should be reserved for tie-breaker

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.

March 06, 2012 12:00 am

Gender unlikely to tip scales for new Ind. justice

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.

March 05, 2012 12:00 am

Finalists for Ind. Supreme Court include former Hammond resident

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.

February 23, 2012 5:30 pm
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