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EDITORIAL: Use merit selection for all Indiana judges

EDITORIAL: Use merit selection for all Indiana judges

Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson, 73, a Hobart native, is stepping down and becoming an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court as he eases his way into mandatory retirement at age 75.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
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
RICH JAMES: Legislature hasn't delivered on government reform

RICH JAMES: Legislature hasn't delivered on government reform

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels will tell you one of his proudest accomplishments was his appointment of former Gov. Joe Kernan and Chief Justice Randall Shepard to chair the Local Government Study Commission.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
New state auditor takes office

New state auditor takes office

INDIANAPOLIS | Former state Rep. Suzanne Crouch, R-Evansville, was sworn in Thursday as Indiana's new state auditor, becoming the third person to hold that post since August.

January 02, 2014 11:30 pm
RICH JAMES: A look at life after the death penalty

RICH JAMES: A look at life after the death penalty

We likely will argue the merits of the death penalty until the end of time.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am

Pence backs study of county government reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are expected to study the structure of Indiana county government this summer with an eye toward establishing a single county executive.

April 28, 2013 1:03 am Related

House backs study on structure of county government

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House wants to take another look at county government reforms recommended by the 2007 Kernan-Shepard Report on streamlining local government.

March 28, 2013 3:39 pm

EDITORIAL: Demerits to Lake judges for disobeying law

Lake County's judicial selection process is a model the rest of the state should follow. It is shameful that some of Lake County's judges are attempting to circumvent it.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
Appeals court upholds cold case conviction in Black Oak murder

Appeals court upholds cold case conviction in Black Oak murder

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the 2011 murder conviction of a former Gary man for the 1992 killing of a woman in Gary's Black Oak neighborhood.

February 28, 2013 12:20 pm Related

Gubernatorial candidates on the hot seat

INDIANAPOLIS | Policy, not politics, was the focus of a unique forum Tuesday that saw Indiana's former chief justice interview the three men seeking to become the state's next chief executive. 

August 21, 2012 8:30 pm
Region native takes oath as state's chief justice

Region native takes oath as state's chief justice

INDIANAPOLIS | New Chief Justice Brent Dickson pledged Monday that the Indiana Supreme Court will remain as highly esteemed in the state and across the nation on his watch as it has been under his predecessors.

August 06, 2012 5:30 pm
Governor to swear in new chief justice Monday

Governor to swear in new chief justice Monday

INDIANAPOLIS | A man born in Gary and raised in Hobart will be formally sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana at 9 a.m. region time Monday at the Statehouse.

July 31, 2012 10:27 am

Court prohibits sales tax technicality used to seize vehicle

INDIANAPOLIS | Sales tax cannot be included to reach the $100 minimum threshold of stolen goods that allows police to seize and sell a vehicle used in a theft, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

June 21, 2012 1:47 pm Related

Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Darden retiring

INDIANAPOLIS | The state panel that recommends candidates for appellate court judgeships picked up a third task Thursday when an Indiana Court of Appeals judge announced he's retiring.

April 05, 2012 12:45 pm Related

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
Another veteran justice leaving Indiana Supreme Court

Another veteran justice leaving Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. announced Monday he will leave the Indiana Supreme Court this summer after 19 years to teach law at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

April 02, 2012 6:30 pm
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
Gary native takes helm as Indiana's acting chief justice

Gary native takes helm as Indiana's acting chief justice

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana native is the top judge in the state.

March 25, 2012 8:05 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
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