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.
INDIANAPOLIS | What does it mean for a drunk person to "annoy?"
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 | Two years after becoming just the second female ever to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Loretta Rush is now its leader.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court reacted skeptically Thursday to claims that judicial and prosecutorial mistakes allegedly made during Kevin Isom's death-penalty trial rise to the level of fundamental error and warrant a new trial.
INDIANAPOLIS | Police officers attempting to obtain a confession absolutely cannot mislead a suspected criminal into believing that he or she will not receive a fair trial due to race, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Juvenile Court judge said he is looking to find new ways to make justice less confining for underage offenders.
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 deployed unusually forceful language in announcing Tuesday it will not permit divorcing parents to give up parenting time in exchange for eliminating child support payments.
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 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.
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INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Bar Association recommended Monday that Hoosiers vote to keep the two state Supreme Court justices and four Court of Appeals judges who are up for retention.
INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the dozens of candidates for local, state and federal offices that Hoosiers will elect on Nov. 6, Northwest Indiana residents will help decide whether two Indiana Supreme Court justices and three judges on the state's Court of Appeals will remain in their posts.
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.
VALPARAISO | Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David was on reserve duty with the military when he was ordered in 2007 to take over as chief defense counsel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted of robbing a Merrillville bank is not entitled to a new trial, even though a Lake County judge had a bailiff cover the man's mouth to stop him from testifying.
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