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Friday, July 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts disciplinary order, filed July 6th

In re John L. Stewart is a published order of interim suspension upon notice of guilty finding. From the order:

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(11.1)(a), files a "Notice of Guilty Finding and Request for Suspension," asking that Respondent be suspended from the practice of law in this State, pending further order of this Court or final resolution of any resulting disciplinary action, due to Respondent being found guilty of a crime punishable as a felony. Respondent filed a response admitting the material allegations of the Commission’s Notice of Guilty Finding.

The Court, being duly advised, now finds that Respondent has been found guilty of the following offense under Indiana law: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, a class D felony.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Respondent is suspended pendente lite from the practice of law in this State, effective fifteen (15) days from the date of this order. * * *

All Justices concur, except Sullivan and Rucker, JJ., who would deny the request for interim suspension and set a deadline to advance the case.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 6, 2012 01:26 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions